Directory Page for Single User Licenses

This page is a directory for all single user licensing, installation, and troubleshooting articles.
Nicholas Herringer
10/19/2016
Single User Licenses
Softkey
Green USB
Black USB (deprecated)

Before continuing this article, you should be certain that you have a single user license.  Single user licenses must be plugged into or locked to the local machine where OpticStudio is to be run.  Only one machine can run OpticStudio at a time. If OpticStudio is to be run on a different computer, the license must be transferred to the new machine.  

If you believe that you may have a network license, please refer to Directory Page for Network Licenses.  If you do not know your license type, see the Identify Your OpticStudio License page. 

If you have a Single User Softkey License, Single User Green USB Hardkey License, or Single User Black USB Hardkey License, you can find resources for each license type below.  ​If you have a Red USB Hardkey License, see the Directory Page for Red USB Licenses.

Please note that both a Softkey and a Hardkey 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.


 

Softkey Single User License Resources 

Directory Page for Softkey Licenses

A standalone (single user) softkey license is activated on a single computer that runs OpticStudio. The license is locked to a fingerprint of the machine, and it must be transferred between machines in order to run OpticStudio on a different machine than where the softkey was activated. There's no limit to how many times the license can be transferred, but only one machine can hold the key at a time. Please see the "Resources for Single User Softkeys" Section of the Directory Page above for installation, transfer, and troubleshooting information. 

 

Green USB Single User License Resources

Directory Page for Green USB Licenses

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. Please see the Directory Page above for installation, activation, and troubleshooting information.

 




Red USB Single User License Resources

Directory Page for Red USB Licenses

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. Please see the Directory Page above for installation, activation, and troubleshooting information.

 



Black USB Single User License Resources

Directory Page for Black USB Licenses


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. Please see the "Resources for Single User Black Hardkeys" Section of the Directory Page above for installation and troubleshooting information.