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Directory Page for Black USB Licenses

This page is intended to help you find the correct resources and information for your black USB OpticStudio license.
Alissa Wilczynski
09/26/2016
Installation and Troubleshooting
OpticStudio

 NOTE:  Before continuing this article, you should be certain that you have a black USB license.

               


Until October 2016, Zemax licensed OpticStudio through the use of black standalone and network hardkeys.

 

Resources for Single User Black Hardkeys

A standalone (single user) hardkey license requires one USB key per computer that runs OpticStudio. The standalone key must be physically moved between machines in order to run OpticStudio on a given machine. There's no limit to how many machines can run OpticStudio with this key, but only one machine can use the key at a time.


Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Single-User Hardkey

Troubleshooting License Issues with a Black USB License

How to Run OpticStudio on an Intel-based Mac Computer

How to Upgrade a Key to EE

Is the Hardware Key Writable?

What Happens if a License is Lost, Stolen or Damaged?

Is My Key Under Current Support?

 

Resources for Network Black Hardkeys

The network hardkey license is a single USB hardware key that allows OpticStudio to run on multiple computers simultaneously. Network keys are available in 5, 10 and 25 user versions. Any number of users up to the maximum licenses may run OpticStudio at the same time, without moving the key away from the keyserver machine.

Keyserver Machine

If you are a network license administrator and you are working to install or control the license on the keyserver machine, please follow the resource links below.

Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Network Hardkey (Keyserver)

Monitor and Log Usage of the Black USB Network License

Troubleshooting License Issues with a Black USB License

How to Upgrade a Key to EE

Is the Hardware Key Writable?

Is My Key Under Current Support?

 

Client Machine

If you are an end user attempting to connect to a license on the keyserver machine, please follow the resource links below.

Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Network Hardkey (Client)

Troubleshooting License Issues with a Black USB License



Please note that the hardware key is worth the full value of the software. We recommend that you purchase Zemax Productivity Assurance (ZPA) or insure the hardware key for its full replacement value. If the key is lost or stolen and you do not have ZPA, it will not be replaced without payment of the full purchase price.  You may see details of our policy here.