A so called CodeMeter Hardlock can hold one license for each BackToCAD Technologies product (Print2CAD™, BackToCAD Publisher™, CADdirect™, CADInLa™) and can be used locally. You connect the hardware key to your computer’s USB port or download the software key with License Manager Tool (LMT) and if you have the CodeMeter driver installed your BackToCAD product will find a license. Each workstation in an office needs a plugged in key if you want to run the program.
A CodeMeter Network Hardlock can hold multiple licenses related to each product (Print2CAD™, BackToCAD Publisher™, CADdirect™, CADInLa™.) To share them across multiple computers you need a CodeMeter server. It gives more flexibility than having individual keys as the licenses are allocated only when they are being used on one of the clients.Download CodeMeter Runtime
The CodeMeter server is part of the CodeMeter driver so you only need to select a computer on your network that will act as a CodeMeter server. To set up a CodeMeter server – as a network license server you will need the followings:
2. Plug in the CodeMeter to USB Port on your Server and once the CodeMeter driver is installed on your Server, you can start the next steps.
3. Start CodeMeter Control Center using Windows pull up menu or Hidden Icons.
Check that your CodeMeter in the list of licenses (CmStick and Stick Number).
Start “WebAdmin” (see Arrow). This is a little bit wired name for CodeMeter Settings Manager, but we can’t change it. Or simply open localhost:22350 on your browser.
6. To enable the CodeMeter Server:
In case this does not work (e.g. your server is in a different subnet, or you are connecting remotely through the Internet) then you may need to specify the server’s hostname of IP address on the client:
If the server is public on the Internet -as described here – or none is allowed to use a license, make sure that this list is filled correctly to avoid unwanted license usage.
You may want to check who is using a license: