How to license Hexagon Geospatial products with file (.lic) based licenses?
Since version 2018, Hexagon Geospatial products use a licensing methodology that no longer requires license (.lic) files. The new licensing method uses an Activation ID that is more secure and easier in use.
Activation-based licenses require internet connection during activation step.
Not all machines have access to the internet for the activation so for such cases, Offline Licenses can be claimed from the Licensing Portal - https://community.hexagongeospatial.com/t5/Licensing-Knowledge-Base/How-to-claim-an-offline-license-...
Offline term is used to define that an internet connection is not required and the licenses generated are of the legacy .lic based format.
The below steps can also be used for older 2016 licenses as well as evaluation licenses that are delivered as .lic files.
Licensing products with Node-locked .lic files
There are two ways to add the Node-locked license:
Option 1. When you don’t have Licensing Administrator installed:
If not, you can manually add it by editing this file via Notapad.
Option 2. Using Licensing Administrator:
Licensing products with Concurrent .lic files
Concurrent licenses require Licensing Administrator to be installed to start the license service:
If License Service failed to start, you might want to review this article on how to configure ports for licensing https://community.hexagongeospatial.com/t5/Licensing-Knowledge-Base/Configuring-TCP-PORTS-for-Geospa...
Here is an article on how to configure client machines to access the license server https://community.hexagongeospatial.com/t5/Licensing-Knowledge-Base/How-to-configure-license-sources...