Our products are licensed in a number of ways. Click the links below for more information:
A node-locked licence is the simplest type of licence - it allows you to run the software on one specific machine, the system ID of which you supply when you purchase the software.
Use the Foundry Licence Utility (FLU) to obtain the system ID to enter when making a purchase.
Once you have a nodelocked licence key, you must install it with the Foundry Licence Utility (FLU). Once the node-locked licence is installed, you will be able to use the software.
A floating licence allows you to run a licensed copy of a product on any machine connected to the network. The floating licence resides on a machine on the network chosen to be a Licence Server. If you purchase 5 floating licences, then you can run 5 copies of the software concurrently.
When purchasing floating licences, you must give the system ID of the machine you have chosen to be the licence server. Use the Foundry Licence Utility (FLU) on the licence server to obtain the system ID to enter when making a purchase.
Once you have a floating licence key, you must install it with the Foundry Licence Utility (FLU). You should install the key first on the licence server machine, and at that time you will be prompted on how to license the client machine. Please take a note of these instructions.
In order to use floating licences, you will need to install the Foundry Licence Tools (FLT) on the Licence Server. See Managing Floating Licences to download Foundry Licence Tools, and read the Foundry Licensing Tools User Guide for in-depth instructions on setting up floating licences.
When you purchase software you may receive an Activation Key or Serial Number rather than a Licence Key. In order to use the software you will need to activate the key to generate your Licence Key.
An Activation Key looks like the following:
You can activate your key from the Activate a Product page. You will need to supply the System ID of the machine on which the software will be used. This will generate a node-locked licence which you can then install with the Foundry Licence Utility.
If you have purchased an Activation Key for HIERO or MARI and your machine is connected to the internet, you can license your product directly from the application by entering the activation key into the dialog box which appears when you start the application. This will connect to our website, generate a node-locked licence and install it for you.
A Serial Number looks like the following:
In order to Activate a Serial Number, you will need to supply both the Serial Number and the System ID of the machine on which the software will be used. This will generate a node-locked licence which you can then install with the Foundry Licence Utility.