Licenses have both an expiry date and a version number.  The expiry date is easy to read, but what about the version number?

 

The version number (sometimes referred to by Mentor as the “Exact Access Date”) determines which version of the product you are allowed to use.  If you have a support contract in place when a version of software is released will you be able to use it.

 

The version number appears as the 4th entry on an INCREMENT line in your license file:

 

INCREMENT msimviewer mgcld <version> <expiry_date>

 

For example the license below has version 2014.050:

 

INCREMENT msimviewer mgcld 2014.050 31-may-2015 ...

 

Recent releases and the relevant expiry dates are listed below.

 

The table also includes the version of FlexNet (license server software) which is required for the release.

 

 

Software VersionVersion NumberFlexNet version

10.3b

2014.050

11.11

10.3a2014.04011.11
10.32014.01011.11
10.2d2014.02011.10
10.2c2013.06011.10
10.2b2013.05011.10
10.2a2013.03011.10
10.22013.01011.10
10.1e2013.06011.6
10.1d2012.10011.6
10.1c2012.07011.6
10.1b2012.04011.6
10.1a2012.02011.6
10.12011.11011.6
10.02010.11011.6
6.62010.01010.8

 

 

If you cannot run the latest Questa / Modelsim because of the version number in your license file, please contact Mentor Graphics support.