License Activation

After you install your VisSim product, use the VisSim License Manager to activate it as described below. Your first license activation is free. If you require subsequent license re-activations and you do not have active Software Maintenance, you will need to pay a license re-activation fee.

If you are activating academic software, you must use your university email account (.EDU) to send in your activation request.

To transfer an existing license click here.

Dongles: If you have a dongle (or hardware license key), it is activated at the factory. Don't insert the USB dongle until you have installed the dongle driver. If don't have a CD, download the dongle driver here. If you want to update an existing dongle, be sure it is connected to your PC before starting the procedure below.

First Send Us A License Key Code Request

  1. Click on Start > All Programs > VisSim 8.0 - Software > VisSim License Manager.

  2. The VisSim License Manager-LicAdmin dialog box appears.

  3. If you are activating a network license, make sure the License Path points to the VisSim install directory on the server.

  4. Click the Request License Keys button (for your primary license), or Request 2nd License button if you have an active Software Maintenance contract and you want your 2nd 1-year timed license.

    • The Request License Keys dialog box appears.
      Check that email address and product serial numbers are correct. If you have purchased add-on software, enter their serial numbers too. Serial numbers are required for software activation.
    • Click the Request License Keys button.
    • If the confirmation dialog says "License key request successfully sent", proceed to step 5.
    • If the confirmation dialog says "License key request could not be sent...", then follow directions for *Alternate Key Code Request Method below.
  5. Wait for our License Team to create your license key code and email it back to you.

Then Enter the License Activation Key Code we Email Back to You

Your license activation key code will be emailed to the email account from which you sent the request. Warning: Do not uninstall your VisSim product during this period or the key code we send will not work.

  1. After you receive the activation key code, click on Start > All Programs > VisSim 8.0 - Software > VisSim License Manager.

  2. Click the Enable License button. The Enable VisSim License dialog box appears.

  3. Enter the activation key code in the Key Code text box under Response Key Values, and click the OK button.

To activate additional product options at a later time, repeat the steps above.

*Alternate Key Code Request Method

  1. Click on Start > All Programs > VisSim 8.0 - Software > VisSim License Manager.

  2. Click the Enable License button.

  3. Click on the Copy Codes to Clipboard button, or copy down the Code Entry Number and Computer ID values on a sheet of paper.

  4. On a computer with email access, create a new email with “VisSim License Codes” in the Subject line. In the body, paste (CTRL+V) the clipboard contents or type the code entry number and computer ID values recorded in the previous step, and add your VisSim serial numbers including add-on modules.

  5. Send the email to License@vissol.com.

  6. Wait for our License Team to create your license code and email it back to you.

  7. Proceed to Then Enter the License Activation Code We Email Back to You above.