1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 2, 2016 5:14 AM by david_leslie

    License question?


      While reviewing my license file to see if that was the problem and noticed

      the date stamp was 2011 - 2017.  Does this mean I can only use pre-2011

      software, 9.4, but will not be able to use my PADS software after 2017?

      Because I am retired now, I am no longer on maintenance, but still support

      my old customers, with their old legacy designs, and need to maintain my

      9.1, 9.4 PADS. Will I still be able to use and re-install my old PADS after

      2017? I thought that I would have a perpetual license after I discontinued





        • 1. Re: License question?

          Hi Jim,


          Your license will have two entries that look like dates:


              INCREMENT blzshell mgcld 2012.030 30-jun-2017


          The first - 2012.030 - is the version:

          • In this example, you will only be able to run the tools released before March 2012.  (March is the 3rd month)
          • PADS 9.1 requires a license with version 2009.120
          • PADS 9.4.1 requires a license with version 2011.110 and is the latest version that will run with that license.


          The second - 30-jun-2017 - is the expiry date of the license.  After that date, you will need to download a new license from Supportnet.