STEP Tools License Keys
To request a key for a STEP Tools product, fill in the key request form at http://www.steptools.com/register Your request will be handled by our support staff and a key will be sent to you via electronic mail.
The request form asks for the following information:
- Name and Organization (required)
- These personal identifiers will appear in your license key.
- Email Address (required)
- Your key will be sent to you via electronic mail, so be sure that
this is a valid mail address.
- STEP Tools License Number
- This six-digit number (#1xxxxx) that we provided when you
purchased your software and is included on invoices. If this is
missing, provide as much information as you have in the comments
field to help us locate your records.
- Product (required)
- The STEP Tools software that you are requesting a key for.
- Host Type (required)
- The type of computer that you are requesting a key for (Windows,
Solaris, Linux, etc.) The "Request License Key" tool on the Windows
Start Menu will fill this field.
- Host Identifier (required)
- This is the 8-digit hex number that identifies your computer. The
"Request License Key" tool on the Windows Start Menu will fill this
field. On other platforms, open a command prompt and run
the stshowkeys tool to find this number.
- E-mail lists
- The st-announce mailing list is a low volume list for announcements from STEP Tools, Inc.
Installing Keys on Windows
On Windows, license keys are kept in the registry. The key is sent as an email attachment in a file with the ".stkey" extension. Save the file and double-click to load into the registry. The ST-License Key Browser (440k) is in every STEP Tools product and lists installed keys.
You could also load key files by running regedit and using the File | Import on the .stkey file, or by changing the file extension to ".reg" and double clicking the file.
On 64bit Windows, older products (ST-Developer v12, ST-Viewer v5, and earlier) need the following process to make sure that the key is entered in the 32bit view of the registry. Run the ST-License Key Browser select Load Key File, and then choose the key file. The first time you do this, the program will fail, but Windows will apply compatibility settings. Restart the key browser and select Load Key File again. This time it will be entered into the correct place.
Installing Keys on UNIX
On MacOS and UNIX systems, the license keys for all STEP Tools products installed on your system are normally kept in the file $ROSE/license. If your system administrator prefers to rename or keep this file elsewhere, set the $ROSE_LICENSE environment variable to indicate the new location of the file:
setenv ROSE_LICENSE /usr/local/common/step_keys
Your key will be sent to you in the body of an email message. To install the key, use a text editor cut and paste the license key text into this file.
# Sample STEP Tools license file # License keys are series of hex digits beginning with a $. # Lines beginning with a hash are ignored. # $e2c6081885 e2030f93cc 0bcd8919e7 e3c68c120a a3dc8c296b d4a2b8354a d4f4bf2c02 d4ffb57e51 cef5bd7e49 82f2e82900 80ebb82042 d7d2cc176f e382ed6e53 86e6df707e 82a4e36c18 8dafef730f
After you have added the license, you may verify the license with the stshowkeys tool. With no arguments, the stshowkeys program looks for an installed key file. It can also be given a filename argument to check the contents of a specific file.
% stshowkeys CPU identifier for this machine: Host type ..... Sun SPARC/Solaris Host ident .... 7234799f License Information ---------------- User name ............ Dave Shabotnick User organization .... Foobar International Package .............. ST-Developer v9.0 License serial ....... 17d4-7234799f-31fa4d1c-484 License type ......... Single CPU/Node-locked Host CPU type ........ Sun SPARC Host identifier ...... 7234799f Usable on this host: YES