After many years I have dropped my support contract. How can I get Pads V 2.3 or V 2.5 to run without going in to Demo mode. My license file is still on the computer and I have a green dongle
c_kennedy - thanks for your post. I am going to move it to the appropriate product-specific community for greater visibility.
BTW - I can also change your display name that shows to others in your community posts. You have one that was assigned from several years back when we had to perform a member table migration from a prior system. If so feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i can take care of it for you.
Your ability to run PADS VX.2.3 or 2.5 depends on the version of the license file you have and whether or not it's expired. If you dropped support, the version of your PADS license is locked to your last support contract end date.
Check your license file. See if it's expired or of an old version. The fourth field is the version and the fifth field is the expiration. The following example will run software released up through Feb 2018 and until Dec 13, 2019.
INCREMENT padslayout_c mgcld 2018.020 13-Dec-2019 0 9E5F42646C542F8CA8DC \ VENDOR_STRING=792155BB SN=69152588 SIGN2="177C 73C4 5504 F18F 5364 \ C5E5 69EC D211 16D0 B775 A61B 0762 B97A 1426 EB78 15A9 EB4C 5ED8 B887 \ 9E5C 2196 FB2D E67F 7084 E5CB 9BA2 E2BB 9AFE CC44 0053"
2.3 was released in Feb 2018. 2.5 in Mar 2019.
If your file is out of date, you can download a new file (version still frozen) from https://account.sw.siemens.com/en-US/licenses. If it IS up to date, it may be the hardware key. PADS should be giving a license error. Be sure to expand the Details button if there is one.
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