Software expiration

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Hello,
Does the Solid Edge Free2D software cease functioning on one's computer after having
been installed for some period of time?
(If so how long does the software function?)
Thanks,
Phil
5 REPLIES

Re: Software expiration

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Phillip,
Solid Edge 2D Drafting does have a timed license. However, updating the
license is FREE. The license installed with V20 expires on Oct 31. You may
obtaina free update to the license by going to the following web site. Click
on the link to update your Solid Edge 2D Drafting license for FREE. This
will extend the license to April, 30, 2010.
http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml
There is also a new version available. Click on the link to upgrade to the
newest version.
We time the license to get people to return to the web site to check for new
versions. This helps keep every one up to date.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Software expiration

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Hi Ricky,
Thank you for your reply.
Phil
P.S. I had tried a forum search before posting with no luck but later found an old
post of yours that explains it clearly - sorry for the unnecessary question.

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Phillip,
>Solid Edge 2D Drafting does have a timed license. However, updating the
>license is FREE. The license installed with V20 expires on Oct 31. You may
>
>obtaina free update to the license by going to the following web site. Click
>
>on the link to update your Solid Edge 2D Drafting license for FREE. This
>will extend the license to April, 30, 2010.
>http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml
>
>There is also a new version available. Click on the link to upgrade to the
>
>newest version.
>
>We time the license to get people to return to the web site to check for new
>
>versions. This helps keep every one up to date.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Software expiration

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On october 31st I worked all day long with the software. I then quit. Later on
I needed to restart it. I got the message that the software is unable to find a
valid license. This was the second time in 10 days. I then try to get a new license
to no avail. I found that thread follow the link below that brings me to the same
page when I got the new key that was not working. I follow the instructions to
get an upgraded version of the software. I uninstalled the old version (v20).
Installed the new version (ST or V100) not sure since the installshield program
was saying V100 but the installed directory is C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting
ST. Still the software is requesting a valid license. I followed again the provided
link to get that valid license. Fill again that form that it seems we have to fill
each time we have to renew the license (this in my case was the fourth time in 10
days, 3 only for yesterday). Follow for the 3rd time the instruction to install
the license. Still this thing is not working.
So what is the trick?
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Phillip,
>Solid Edge 2D Drafting does have a timed license. However, updating the
>license is FREE. The license installed with V20 expires on Oct 31. You may
>
>obtaina free update to the license by going to the following web site. Click
>
>on the link to update your Solid Edge 2D Drafting license for FREE. This
>will extend the license to April, 30, 2010.
>http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml
>
>There is also a new version available. Click on the link to upgrade to the
>
>newest version.
>
>We time the license to get people to return to the web site to check for new
>
>versions. This helps keep every one up to date.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Software expiration

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I have found an older thread seeming to imply that SE cannot be started when doing
remote desktop (I am on XP Pro) because the licensing scheme won't work. Is that
true?
"Daniel Sicard" wrote:
>
>On october 31st I worked all day long with the software. I then quit. Later
>on
>I needed to restart it. I got the message that the software is unable to
>find a
>valid license. This was the second time in 10 days. I then try to get a
>new license
>to no avail. I found that thread follow the link below that brings me to
>the same
>page when I got the new key that was not working. I follow the instructions
>to
>get an upgraded version of the software. I uninstalled the old version (v20).
>
>Installed the new version (ST or V100) not sure since the installshield program
>was saying V100 but the installed directory is C:\Program Files\Solid Edge
>2D Drafting
>ST. Still the software is requesting a valid license. I followed again the
>provided
>link to get that valid license. Fill again that form that it seems we have
>to fill
>each time we have to renew the license (this in my case was the fourth time
>in 10
>days, 3 only for yesterday). Follow for the 3rd time the instruction to install
>the license. Still this thing is not working.
>
>So what is the trick?
>
>"Ricky Black" wrote:
>>Phillip,
>>Solid Edge 2D Drafting does have a timed license. However, updating the
>>license is FREE. The license installed with V20 expires on Oct 31. You may
>>
>>obtaina free update to the license by going to the following web site. Click
>>
>>on the link to update your Solid Edge 2D Drafting license for FREE. This

>
>>will extend the license to April, 30, 2010.
>>http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml
>>
>>There is also a new version available. Click on the link to upgrade to the
>>
>>newest version.
>>
>>We time the license to get people to return to the web site to check for

>new
>>
>>versions. This helps keep every one up to date.
>>
>>Regards,
>>Rick B.
>>
>>

>

Re: Software expiration

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That was it. You can't start solidedge 2d from an RDP!
Real bad news for me since I am doing a lot of remote working!
My only hope is that i won't forget to start solidedge 2d or let it open before
leaving the office and that nothing will make the computer reboot.
That is a real downside to the use of this software.
This needs to be considered.
"Daniel Sicard" wrote:
>
>I have found an older thread seeming to imply that SE cannot be started when
>doing
>remote desktop (I am on XP Pro) because the licensing scheme won't work.
>Is that
>true?
>
>"Daniel Sicard" wrote:
>>
>>On october 31st I worked all day long with the software. I then quit. Later
>>on
>>I needed to restart it. I got the message that the software is unable to
>>find a
>>valid license. This was the second time in 10 days. I then try to get a
>>new license
>>to no avail. I found that thread follow the link below that brings me to
>>the same
>>page when I got the new key that was not working. I follow the instructions
>>to
>>get an upgraded version of the software. I uninstalled the old version (v20).
>>
>>Installed the new version (ST or V100) not sure since the installshield program
>>was saying V100 but the installed directory is C:\Program Files\Solid Edge
>>2D Drafting
>>ST. Still the software is requesting a valid license. I followed again

>the
>>provided
>>link to get that valid license. Fill again that form that it seems we have
>>to fill
>>each time we have to renew the license (this in my case was the fourth time
>>in 10
>>days, 3 only for yesterday). Follow for the 3rd time the instruction to

>install
>>the license. Still this thing is not working.
>>
>>So what is the trick?
>>
>>"Ricky Black" wrote:
>>>Phillip,
>>>Solid Edge 2D Drafting does have a timed license. However, updating the

>
>>>license is FREE. The license installed with V20 expires on Oct 31. You may
>>>
>>>obtaina free update to the license by going to the following web site. Click
>>>
>>>on the link to update your Solid Edge 2D Drafting license for FREE. This

>>
>>>will extend the license to April, 30, 2010.
>>>http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml
>>>
>>>There is also a new version available. Click on the link to upgrade to the
>>>
>>>newest version.
>>>
>>>We time the license to get people to return to the web site to check for

>>new
>>>
>>>versions. This helps keep every one up to date.
>>>
>>>Regards,
>>>Rick B.
>>>
>>>

>>
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