My 2d license is about to expire, I have tried a few times to renew without deleting and then downloading a newer version. I am not able to find a clickable link, that downloads a license renewal. I don't want to lose my preferences, I only want to renew.
For existing customers. Use only to update ST3 versions and earlier
License File (1 KB)
Click on the "License File (1 KB)"
The file will download, read instructions and copy the license to the property place on your computer and then SE will work for another year or two, until they want you to upgrade again.
I don't know why I couldn't find the link the other 3 times I tried.
Why do you need an update ST4 license for Free Solid Edge 2D Drafting?
When you install the software, the ST4 license will be installed for you.
You should only need a license to update ST3 and before.
If you downloaded and Installed Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST4 and the license was not properly installed, I ned to understand your current situation.
Make sure you temporarily disable the UAC. You can reset it after installation. The UAC cann affect the installation.
Make sure you install as an administrator.