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If you get a window stating; “You Need a License File”, read this.


Solid Edge Drafting is a free product, but you must have a license to use it. If
you get a window stating that you need a license, then the software is properly
installed. However, you need a license that will allow the software to run. One
of the following solutions should help you install the license properly and allow
the software to run.
1. If you registered for the software but you did NOT receive an email with an attachment
‘SELicense.txt’:
a. You may have failed to provide a valid email address when you registered. In
this case, you will not receive the email with the license and you will be unable
to run the software. To resolve this, you can register again and provide a valid
email address.
b. If you did provide a valid email address but did not receive the email or the
attachment in the email, you can request a license by contacting UGS, as explained
in the posting Contacting UGS about Solid Edge 2D Drafting.
2. If you registered for the software and you did receive an email with instructions
and the ‘SELicense.txt’ attachment, please read the following carefully.
a. Do not open the SELicense.txt file attached to the email. Unintentional changes
will prevent Solid Edge from running properly.
b. Make sure that you renamed the file to “SELicense.dat”. If you did not rename
it, the software will not be able to find it, and the product will not run.
c. Ensure that you put the SELicense.dat file in the proper folder. The file needs
to be put in the ‘C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting\Program’ folder. (Notice
that there is a folder named ‘Program’ under the Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder.
This is where the license must go for Solid Edge 2D Drafting to run properly.) The
proper location is shown in the attachment:
If you navigate to C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting (did not go all the way
to the Program folder) and you see a file in this folder named SELicense.dat, you
have put the license in the incorrect folder.
If you have put it in the wrong place, drag and drop the SELicense.dat file into
the ‘Program’ folder under the ‘Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder’. See the attachment.
You should get a message asking if you want to overwrite the existing file. Click
on ‘Yes’ to overwrite the existing file. This should correct your license problem
and the software should now run properly.
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Still get window stating I need a License


"Ricky Black" wrote:
>
>
>
>Solid Edge Drafting is a free product, but you must have a license to use
>it. If
>you get a window stating that you need a license, then the software is properly
>installed. However, you need a license that will allow the software to run.
>One
>of the following solutions should help you install the license properly and
>allow
>the software to run.
>
>1. If you registered for the software but you did NOT receive an email with
>an attachment
>‘SELicense.txt’:
>
>a. You may have failed to provide a valid email address when you registered.
>In
>this case, you will not receive the email with the license and you will be
>unable
>to run the software. To resolve this, you can register again and provide a
>valid
>email address.
>
>b. If you did provide a valid email address but did not receive the email
>or the
>attachment in the email, you can request a license by contacting UGS, as explained
>in the posting Contacting UGS about Solid Edge 2D Drafting.
>
>2. If you registered for the software and you did receive an email with instructions
>and the ‘SELicense.txt’ attachment, please read the following carefully.
>
>a. Do not open the SELicense.txt file attached to the email. Unintentional
>changes
>will prevent Solid Edge from running properly.
>b. Make sure that you renamed the file to “SELicense.dat”. If you did not
>rename
>it, the software will not be able to find it, and the product will not run.
>c. Ensure that you put the SELicense.dat file in the proper folder. The file
>needs
>to be put in the ‘C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting\Program’ folder.
>(Notice
>that there is a folder named ‘Program’ under the Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder.
>This is where the license must go for Solid Edge 2D Drafting to run properly.)
>The
>proper location is shown in the attachment:
>
>If you navigate to C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting (did not go all
>the way
>to the Program folder) and you see a file in this folder named SELicense.dat,
>you
>have put the license in the incorrect folder.
>
>If you have put it in the wrong place, drag and drop the SELicense.dat file
>into
>the ‘Program’ folder under the ‘Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder’. See the attachment.
>You should get a message asking if you want to overwrite the existing file.
>Click
>on ‘Yes’ to overwrite the existing file. This should correct your license
>problem
>and the software should now run properly.
>

Re: If you get a window stating; “You Need a License File”, read this.


"Ricky Black" wrote:
>
>
>
>Solid Edge Drafting is a free product, but you must have a license to use
>it. If
>you get a window stating that you need a license, then the software is properly
>installed. However, you need a license that will allow the software to run.
>One
>of the following solutions should help you install the license properly and
>allow
>the software to run.
>
>1. If you registered for the software but you did NOT receive an email with
>an attachment
>‘SELicense.txt’:
>
>a. You may have failed to provide a valid email address when you registered.
>In
>this case, you will not receive the email with the license and you will be
>unable
>to run the software. To resolve this, you can register again and provide a
>valid
>email address.
>
>b. If you did provide a valid email address but did not receive the email
>or the
>attachment in the email, you can request a license by contacting UGS, as explained
>in the posting Contacting UGS about Solid Edge 2D Drafting.
>
>2. If you registered for the software and you did receive an email with instructions
>and the ‘SELicense.txt’ attachment, please read the following carefully.
>
>a. Do not open the SELicense.txt file attached to the email. Unintentional
>changes
>will prevent Solid Edge from running properly.
>b. Make sure that you renamed the file to “SELicense.dat”. If you did not
>rename
>it, the software will not be able to find it, and the product will not run.
>c. Ensure that you put the SELicense.dat file in the proper folder. The file
>needs
>to be put in the ‘C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting\Program’ folder.
>(Notice
>that there is a folder named ‘Program’ under the Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder.
>This is where the license must go for Solid Edge 2D Drafting to run properly.)
>The
>proper location is shown in the attachment:
>
>If you navigate to C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting (did not go all
>the way
>to the Program folder) and you see a file in this folder named SELicense.dat,
>you
>have put the license in the incorrect folder.
>
>If you have put it in the wrong place, drag and drop the SELicense.dat file
>into
>the ‘Program’ folder under the ‘Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder’. See the attachment.
>You should get a message asking if you want to overwrite the existing file.
>Click
>on ‘Yes’ to overwrite the existing file. This should correct your license
>problem
>and the software should now run properly.
>

Re: If you get a window stating; “You Need a License File”, read this.


You will also get the message if you use remote desktop to access the machine on
which solid edge is running.
I don't know if this is on purpose or a bug in solid edge, in either case I am disappointed.
But physically sitting in front of the machine it will work.
ScottR