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LICENSE EXPIRE NOTICE - Please Read

All,
The license delivered with the Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a timed license.
You are required to update the FREE license from time to time. When we post
the executable, we select an expiration date at some point in the future.
For those of you that have just recently downloaded the software, this may
be a nusance, for which we appologise. When you see the dialog stating that
your license is about to expire, go to the Free 2D web site to update the
license. The same update works for all versions. Simply click on the I just
need to extend my version 19 license link on the web site. You will be
required to enter and submit your information again. The new license will
not expire until June 30, 2010. At that time you can simply update the FREE
license again.
We are working on the newest release of Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It should be
available for download by the middle of the month. The new version will
already have a license installed that will expire June 30, 2010. So for
those of you that wish to update to the new version, you can wait on
updating the license and update to the new version when it is available.
Updating to the new version requires uninstalling the current version first.
The new version has undergone a significant transformation. The UI has been
greatly enhanced to look more like the new Office products.
I hope you are enjoying using Solid Edge 2D Drafting and hope you continue
to find it useful.
Regards and Happy Drafting,
Ricky Black
Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
Siemens Automation and Drives
Siemens PLM Software

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Re: LICENSE EXPIRE NOTICE - Please Read


Ricky, this doesn't bother me. However, I'm in the process of converting completely
to SE 2D and would be greatly disappointed if one day the license permanently expires
and it is no longer free. Is that the intent of recurring license renewals?
Thanks,
Ron
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>The license delivered with the Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a timed license.
>
>You are required to update the FREE license from time to time. When we post
>
>the executable, we select an expiration date at some point in the future.
>
>For those of you that have just recently downloaded the software, this may
>
>be a nusance, for which we appologise. When you see the dialog stating that
>
>your license is about to expire, go to the Free 2D web site to update the
>
>license. The same update works for all versions. Simply click on the I just
>
>need to extend my version 19 license link on the web site. You will be
>required to enter and submit your information again. The new license will
>
>not expire until June 30, 2010. At that time you can simply update the FREE
>
>license again.
>
>We are working on the newest release of Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It should
>be
>available for download by the middle of the month. The new version will
>already have a license installed that will expire June 30, 2010. So for
>those of you that wish to update to the new version, you can wait on
>updating the license and update to the new version when it is available.
>Updating to the new version requires uninstalling the current version first.
>
>The new version has undergone a significant transformation. The UI has been
>
>greatly enhanced to look more like the new Office products.
>
>I hope you are enjoying using Solid Edge 2D Drafting and hope you continue
>
>to find it useful.
>
>Regards and Happy Drafting,
>Ricky Black
>
>Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>
>Siemens Automation and Drives
>
>Siemens PLM Software
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: LICENSE EXPIRE NOTICE - Please Read

Ron,
I understand your concerns with respect to the timed license. We have no
plans to discontinue 2D Drafting. However, if that day comes, we will post a
permanent license for existing users to install. At that time the software
will be frozen in it's current state and users may use it for as long as
they find it useful.
We do make updates to the software that follow the releases of Solid Edge.
We time the license to help us try to keep the users up to date with the new
software releases. It is up to the user to install the new releases or only
update the license. The release updates are the only way we can deliver
software enhancements and bug fixes. So I urge all users to keep up with the
new releases to keep up to date with these enhancements and fixes.
I hope this explains the timed license and releases.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: LICENSE EXPIRE NOTICE - Please Read


I've just gone through the license update twice,it says to rename the text file as
a .dat file and rename the original.
It does not work.

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>The license delivered with the Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a timed license.
>
>You are required to update the FREE license from time to time.


>Regards and Happy Drafting,
>Ricky Black
>
>Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>
>Siemens Automation and Drives
>
>Siemens PLM Software
>
>

Re: LICENSE EXPIRE NOTICE - Please Read

When you rename it, it should be "selicense.dat". Be aware that if you are
not showing common extensions, your file may be named "selicense.dat.txt"
which will not work
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Allan Waterfall" wrote in message
news:48ef648c$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> I've just gone through the license update twice,it says to rename the text
> file as
> a .dat file and rename the original.
>
> It does not work.
>
>
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>All,
>>The license delivered with the Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a timed license.
>>
>>You are required to update the FREE license from time to time.

>
>
>>Regards and Happy Drafting,
>>Ricky Black
>>
>>Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>>
>>Siemens Automation and Drives
>>
>>Siemens PLM Software
>>
>>

>

Re: LICENSE EXPIRE NOTICE - Please Read


Thanks Ken for the reply,I had to go into folder options to make the file extensions
visible.
Regards,Allan
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"PellaKen" wrote:
>When you rename it, it should be "selicense.dat". Be aware that if you are
>
>not showing common extensions, your file may be named "selicense.dat.txt"
>
>which will not work
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com


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