Quadcept : License Management

Switch License Activation

There are two types of License Activation Methods available; "Network Activation" and "Standalone Activation".
By switching the License Activation Method, it is possible to use Quadcept in an offline environment.

 

License Activation Types

Network Activation (Online Activation) *This is the normal activation type.

Standalone Activation (Offline Activation)

- License is managed over the cloud
During Quadcept startup, the license is acquired from the Quadcept License server, and it is activated.
The number of contracted licenses (number of simultaneous operations) is controlled in team, and licenses are given automatically to users.

- "First Request Has Priority" for Different IDs
For licenses, the "First Request Has Priority" rule applies. The first person to acquire the licenses has priority when there is a different ID.

- License Sharing
When a single Schematic License is available, if one user has already acquired the license, other users cannot acquired it. Other users can only acquire it after the first user releases the license.
From the team management screen, it is also possible for other users to release the license of the current user.

- "Most Resent Request has Priority" for the Same ID
For example, when a user has acquired a license from a company computer and then acquires a license using the same ID at their home computer, acquisition from home is possible. ?

- Offline License Usage
A license is taken into a terminal in advance and the license is activated offline. Quadcept can be used when there is no network access such as on a business trip, on the train, or at home.

- License Expiry Date
The License Expiry Date is the same as for a Network License.

<Merits>

- Auto Renewal Process
The latest license status is automatically confirmed, so it can be used without having to consider the License Renewal status.

- License Auto Release
When Quadcept is not being used, the license is automatically released, which allows other users to use the license so that licenses to be effectively utilized.

<Cautions>

- Usage Environment
It cannot be used when there is no internet connection.

<Cautions>

- License Usage Conditions
One user can only acquire one license.

- License Expiry Date
The License Expiry Date is the same as for a Network License.

- License Invalidation
If an OS recovery occurs or if Quadcept is uninstalled without returning to Network Activation, you may lose the license. (A warning message will appear when you attempt to uninstall Quadcept.)

- License Expiry Date Renewal
The License Expiry Date is acquired when switching to Standalone Activation. To renew to the latest License Expiry Date, refer to "How to Renew a License".

■ Network Activation

 

■ Standalone Activation

 


Types of Switching Methods

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Switch Automatically Online  

This is the method for switching automatically from the Quadcept software when the terminal where you use Quadcept is connected to the network.

For more details about the method, refer to About the Online License Activation Operation.

Switch Manually
(Offline)

This is the method for switching using the license file from a browser when the terminal where you use Quadcept is not connected to the network.

For more details about the method, refer to About the Manual License Activation Operation.

 

About the Online License Activation Operation

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Switching from "Network Activation" to "Standalone Activation"

Refer to "How to Switch to Standalone Activation (Online)".

Switching from "Standalone Activation" to "Network Activation

Refer to "How to Switch to Network Activation (Online)".

Renewing the Standalone License Expiry Date when the License Expiry Date was renewed

Refer to "How to Renew a License (Online)".
* To change the License Type (Schematic/PCB),
first switch to Network Activation and then switch again to Standalone Activation.

 


How to Switch to Standalone Activation (Online)
(1) Select [Settings]
=> [License]
=> [Switch License Activation].
(2) The "Switch License Activation" screen will be displayed.

Confirm the Current License Information, confirm that "Switch Automatically Online" is selected under "How to Switch", and that "Switch to Standalone Activation" is selected in "Activation Method", and then click the [Submit] button.
(3) The message, "Completed switching license activation." will appear. Switching is then complete.

- To change the License Type (Circuit Designer/PCB Designer), it is necessary to change from "Standalone Activation" to "Network Activation".
- When switching to Standalone Activation, the login screen for when starting Quadcept will be omitted.

 


How to Switch to Network Activation (Online)
(1) Select [Settings]
=> [License]
=> [Switch License Activation].
(2) The "Switch License Activation" screen will be displayed.

Confirm the Current License Information, confirm that "Switch Automatically Online" is selected under "How to Switch", and that "Switch to Network Activation" is selected in Activation Method, and then click the [Submit] button.
(3) The Login screen will be displayed.
Input your Login Information, and log in.

(4) The message, "Completed switching license activation." will appear. Switching is then complete.

To change the License Type (Circuit Designer/PCB Designer), it is necessary to change from "Standalone Activation" to "Network Activation".

 


How to Renew a License (For Standalone Activation) (Online)
(1) Select [Settings]
=> [License]
=> [License Renewal].
(2) Select "Update Online", confirm the currently acquired License Information, and then click the [Submit] button.
(3) The message, "Update of license information is completed." will appear. Click the "OK" button to finish.

 


About the Manual License Activation Operation

Item Switch Automatically Online

Switching from "Network Activation" to "Standalone Activation"

Refer to "How to Switch to Standalone Activation (Manual)".

Switching from "Standalone Activation" to "Network Activation

Refer to "How to Switch to Network Activation (Manual)".

Renewing the Standalone License Expiry Date when the License Expiry Date was renewed

Refer to "How to Renew a License (Manual)".
* To change the License Type (Schematic/PCB),
first switch to Network Activation and then switch again to Standalone Activation.

 


How to Switch to Standalone Activation (Manual)
(1) Select [Settings]
=> [License]
=> [Switch License Activation].
(2) The "Switch License Activation" screen will be displayed.

Confirm the Current License Information, and that "Switch to Standalone Activation" is selected in "Activation Method".
(3) Select "Switch Manually".
(4) Click the "Save" button.
(5) Input a File Name.
(6) Click the "Save" button.
(7) From the browser, log in to the team.
* The team login screen is here.
(8) Select "Change of Activation Method" in "License".
(9) Select "Switch to Standalone Activation".
(10) Select a License.
(11) Select "User".
(12) Click the "Browse a file" button.
(13) Browse a file, and then click "Open".
(14) Click the "Confirm" button.
(15) Confirm the contents for Change of Activation Method,
and then click the "Submit" button.
(16) The Activation Method will switch. Click the "License download" button.
(17) Download the License file.
(18) Click the "Read" button.
(19) Select the downloaded License file, and then click the "Open" button.
(20) A confirmation screen will appear. Click "OK".

 


How to Switch to Network Activation (Manual)
(1) Select [Settings]
=> [License]
=> [Switch License Activation].
(2) Select "Switch to Network Activation".
(3) Click the "Save" button.
(4) Input a name and then click the "Save" button.
(5) From the browser, log in to the team.
* The team login screen is here.
(6) Select "Change of Activation Method" in "License".
(7) Click "Switch to Network Activation".
(8) For the License file, click the "Browse a file" button.
(9) Select the saved file, and then click the "Open" button.
(10) Click the "Confirm" button.
(11) Click the "Release" button.
  The Switch to Standalone License (Complete) screen will open.
Switching is now compete.

 


How to Renew a License (For Standalone Activation) (Manual)
(1) Select [Settings]
=> [License]
=> [License Renewal].
(2) Select "Renew Manually" for "How to Switch".
(3) From the browser, log in to the team.
* The team login screen is here.
(4) Select [License] => [License List].
(5) Click the icon next to Name.
(6) The file download screen will be displayed in the browser. Download it and save it.
  * The Save screen will differ depending on the browser and version that you are using.
 
(7) Click the "Read" button.
(8) Select the downloaded License file, and then click the "Open" button.
(9) The message, "License information update has been completed." will appear. Click the "OK" button to finish.