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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013  | Last modified: 14.02.2019
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Question:

Allplan starts as a viewer. What can I do?



Answer:

Do the following:

1. The Allplan license folder contains the servcfg.nse file.

Open this folder:
Services application -> Service -> Windows Explorer -> General program data (ETC, LIC) -> License.

Delete the servcfg.nse file from this folder.

2. Install the new, appropriate license, which you can find in the attached file. Save the license to a folder on your computer and install it as follows:
Services application -> Utilities -> License -> Install HARDLOCK License

3. Check that the light indicator of the connected USB dongle (blue or white stick) is on all the time. To test it, you can connect the dongle to a different port.

4. Install the current hardlock driver if the light indicator is off.
You can find detailed instructions here:

https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20131028125253.html

5. Select the Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License settings -> Licenses.
Check if "Allplan FT" is displayed in the white window on the left. If this is so, Allplan has accepted the dongle.

If this is not so, send the logmes.nse file, info.001 file and the new servcfg.nse file (license folder) to support.de@allplan.com


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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013 / Allplan 2012 / Allplan 2011  | Last modified: 11.07.2016
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Question:

How can I temporarily transfer the NemSLock license of a registered computer to a different computer?
How can I interchange the NemSLock licenses of two registered computers?



Answer:

You can use Nemetschek's Softlock License Manager to transfer the license temporarily (up to 30 days) to a different computer. Of course, you can return the license to the original computer before this time limit expires.

Open the License Manager by selecting the Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager (NemSLock).
Select Export/import - License transfer

You can choose between a transfer that is "Directly on the network" and one that is "Indirectly by transfer file". The direct transfer requires that the source computer and the destination computer are on the same network. As opposed to the indirect transfer, you can also exchange licenses when you opt for the direct transfer.


Direct license transfer
First, set the destination computer to reception mode by selecting Directly on the network -> (Re-)Import license-> Selection.
Now you can transfer the license form the source computer to the destination computer using Directly on the network -> Export license -> Transfer.
Detailed information on this topic is provided in the Help (press F1).

Direct license exchange
You can use this option to exchange the licenses of two computers temporarily. This is very useful if the licenses of these two computers contain different program configurations.
Specify which computer is to be the master and which computer is to serve as the slave.
At the computer that is to serve as the slave, select Directly on the network -> Exchange licenses -> Slave and set it to Reception.
At the computer that is to serve as the master, click Directly on the network-> Exchange licenses -> Master.
Detailed information on this topic is provided in the Help (press F1).

Offline license transfer
You can also transfer the license to a computer that is not on the network.
To do this, select Indirectly by transfer file.
This requires that you create a computer-specific Computer IDof the destination computer. You only need to do this once. The next step is to export the license file for the specific computer ID on the source computer. You can use an USB stick to transfer the exported license to the other computer. You can also send it by email. Finally, install the license on the destination computer.
Detailed information on this topic is provided in the Help (press F1).



Notes:

  • If you have a new computer where you want to use the license permanently, use the Relocate licenses -> Transfer licenses permanently to a computertool .
    In this case, the license is returned to Nemetschek and you receive a registered license for the new computer. Follow this link for detailed instructions: https://connect.allplan.com/de/faqid/0003f5ca.html
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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013  | Last modified: 30.11.2017 17:22
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Question:

How to install and run NemSLock Server?



Answer:

Before installing, check whether the package you received includes the following items:

  • Temporary licenses for NemSLock Server, e.g. 1234567a_001_psd.nslsrv
  • Temporary licenses for clients, e.g. 1234567a_001_psd_client.nslock



How to install NemSLock Server

  • Start the Setup program for NemSLock Server. You can find the latest Setup program on our FTP server:

ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de/download/Allplan/Lizenzserver/2014/allplan2014-nemslock-lizenz.zip

  • Select one of the temporary license files for NemSLock Server. These licenses are valid for 30 days. However, each license includes only one seat of each configuration purchased. The full number of seats purchased will be available to you as soon as you have installed the registered licenses (see below). If you purchased a configuration for one seat only, you will, of course, receive only one temporary license.
  • When you opt for the “Custom” setup type, you can choose between the following program features:
    Console
    You can use this program to administer NemSLock Server. You can also install the console on more workstations so that you can administer the server from a number of different locations. However, you can only connect one console to the server at any one time.
    Server
    The actual license server.
    Logviewer
    This tool analyzes the log files of NemSLock Server.

By default, Setup installs all these features.
If you have several temporary licenses for NemSLock Server, use the server console to install the remaining licenses after the installation. The procedure is described in the section "How to install licenses".


How to register licenses

  • Open NemSLock 2006 Server Console by clicking the corresponding icon on the desktop or by selecting Start -> All Programs -> NemSLock 2006 Server -> NemSLock 2006 Server Console.
  • Click "Modules" on the left.
  • Select the seat you want to register. If your license includes configurations for several seats, you must send a separate registration request for each seat. You will then receive a registered license file for each seat. You must install each file.
  • Click the "Registration request (register.txt)" button.
  • Click "Edit".
  • You must fill out all fields marked with an asterisk (*). Make sure you enter your email address correctly, because the registered license file will be sent to this address (and not to the address of the person who sent the registration request!). Click OK to confirm.
  • Click "Create registration request". Windows Explorer opens and shows the register.txt file. If this window is closed, you can find this file in the program folder of NemSLock Server. If you installed the program to the path proposed, the path is:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Nemetschek\NemSLock Server 2006\Programs\License
  • Now you can use all the options provided by Windows Explorer to copy the registration file to a computer with Internet access on the network. Alternatively, you can also use an USB stick. You can then email this file to us.
  • Send the email with the registration request to register@nemetschek.de



How to install licenses

  • Open NemSLock 2006 Server Console.
  • Click "Stop server" on the left.
  • Click "Modules" on the left.
  • Click "Browse" to navigate to the registered license file.
  • Click "Install license file".
  • After this, you can start the server again by clicking "Start server".



How to set up users (optional)

  • predefined user ALLis created automatically. If there is no other user, each user is given the privileges of the user ALL. By default, this user can use all licenses but cannot check out any licenses. By double-clicking the user, you can change the user's privileges.
  • predefined user ALLallows all users to use licenses. In order to do this, the users must be able to access the server. You do not need to create individual user profiles until you want to assign specific rights to individual users or limit access to selected users. predefined user ALL. If you want to work only with individual users, you should deactivate the predefined user ALL by revoking the user's right to use licenses.
  • predefined user ALL has administrator privileges unless another user is created and appointed as the administrator. As soon as you have appointed an administrator, ALL no longer has administrator privileges.
  • You can enter users in the “Users.mcf” file. predefined user ALL has administrator privileges again. In addition, each user can once again administer the license server using the console.
  • The administrator user is not a special user. If there are several administrator users, only one administrator user can start the console for this license server at any one time.
  • If you are setting up users without giving administrator privileges to anyone, the program will ask you whether you want to appoint yourself as the administrator.


You can also specify a domain (user authentication for Windows server). However, this is not mandatory. If you do not specify a domain, the program uses the Windows user name for each user.

The program writes the user accounts and the associated access rights as ASCII text to the users.mcf file.

You can find this file in the \Programs folder of the NemSLock Server installation. You cannot rename, delete or move this file. If the program can no longer connect to this file, you must exit NemSLock Server, restart it and enter all users again from scratch. predefined user ALLis retained.

Note:
Experienced administrators can use the PowerShell script NemGenUsers.ps1. This file is in the \Programs folder of the NemSLock Server installation or you can find it as an FAQ in Allplan Connect:

connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20120907161911.html



How to install and configure clients

  • Use one of the nslock license files you received to install the clients. Do not use the trial license or the license server license. It is irrelevant which of the client licenses you use, as the actual license will come from the license server later.
  • You do not need to register the clients.
  • When switching from Hardlock to NemSLock (server), you need to update the client using a nslock license file.


After having installed the client, you need to switch to the license server:

  • Start -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager
  • If the license server window is not visible, select "Configure NemSLock Server" at the bottom. Lock this window. All you need to do is click the drawing pin icon.
  • Enter the computer name or IP address of the license server in the empty box. Then click the "Update” icon to the right.
  • Now the user can select one of the seats provided.
  • After having successfully connected to the license server, clear the check boxes for the trial licenses in the area at the top.
  • Click "Close" to complete the configuration. Now you can start Allplan.



Notes:

  • If a user selects several configurations for a seat and starts Allplan, the license server will provide the required licenses; in other words, starting Allplan once might require two licenses. Consequently, fewer licenses are available to other users.
  • 2014-1 and later: If the latest version of License Manager is installed (file version 1. 0. 26. 153 or later, see License Manager- Options- System), you can also select several licenses. If one of the selected licenses is currently being used by someone else, the program will automatically select the next available license.
  • Clients communicate with the server by TCP/IP via port 10977. So you need to configure the firewall accordingly.
  • The license server and the licenses are downward compatible; they can be used in conjunction with older Allplan versions.
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Version:  Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017 / Allplan 2016  | Last modified: 26.03.2019 11:14
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Question:

I purchased a new license and received a Product Key for Allplan. However, I use earlier Allplan versions with NemSLock server in my office. How can I install Allplan 2015 or an earlier version despite the new license? How can I activate the license on NemSLock server?


Answer:

Allplan 2016 introduced a new protection system. Since then licensing has been based on CodeMeter by Wibu Systems AG. You can no longer use NemSLock server with Allplan. For running Allplan, you get a Product Key by email. Using this key, you can activate your license online.

This new license is not downward compatible. Consequently, you cannot use it for earlier Allplan versions.

If you want to install Allplan 2015 or an earlier version, use a trial license to install the version you need.

Downloading Allplan:
Make sure the Allplan version you install is always up-to-date. In other words, it should include the latest hotfixes and service releases.
You can download the current Allplan version from Allplan Connect or the FTP server.
Downloading from Allplan Connect:
https://connect.allplan.com/de/support/downloads.html

FTP server:
Copy this link and paste it into the address bar of Windows Explorer. Then press ENTER.
ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de
This opens the folder on our FTP server.

Go to /download/Allplan/2015/CD (choose the path in accordance with the version you need) and select the appropriate file. Then click Edit -> Copy (Ctrl+C).
Switch to a folder on your computer and select Edit -> Paste (Ctrl+V).
Extract the ZIP file. Right-click the EXE file and select "Run as administrator".
Deactivate the virus scanner during installation.


1. Install Allplan with a trial license
Install Allplan. In the 'Select License Information' dialog box, choose 'Trial license for temporary use' and select the license for 'Architecture' or 'Engineering'.

Important: If you work with Workgroup Manager, select 'Different trial license' -> 'Next'. Open the Workgroup folder for your country and select the appropriate license. Then follow the instructions and install Allplan. Make sure you enter the paths correctly.


2. Use NemSLock server to request a registered license for the new seat

If you have not used a license server until now, install the license server using the trial license for NemSLock Server.

Installing NemSLock Server

  • Start the Setup program for NemSLock Server. You can find the latest Setup program on our FTP server:

ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de/download/Allplan/Lizenzserver/2014/allplan2014-nemslock-lizenz.zip

  • The trial license is also on the FTP server:

ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de/download/Allplan/Lizenzserver/Allplan 2015 Nemslock Server Trial.nslsrv

  • Select the trial license file for NemSLock Server. This license is valid for 30 days, but it includes only seat. The full number of seats purchased will be available to you as soon as you have installed the registered licenses (see below).
  • Select the full installation.
  • If the service does not start automatically after Setup, select Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services and start the Nemslock Server 2006 service.



Registering licenses

  • Open NemSLock 2006 Server Consoleby clicking the corresponding icon on the desktop or by selecting Start -> All Programs -> NemSLock 2006 Server -> NemSLock 2006 Server Console.
  • Switch to Moduleson the left.
  • Select one of your seats.
  • Click the Registration request (register.txt)button.
  • Click Edit.
  • Fill out all fields marked with an asterisk (*). Make sure you enter your email address correctly, because the registered license file will be sent to this address (and not to the address of the person who sent the registration request!). Click OKto confirm.
  • Click Create registration request. Windows Explorer opens and shows the register.txt file.
    If you have closed Windows Explorer, you can find the file in the program folder of NemSLock Server. If you installed the program to the path proposed, the path is
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Nemetschek\NemSLock Server 2006\Programs\License.
  • Use an editor to open the new register.txt file.

You can find the entry for your seat in line @23@seat:. Change it and enter your new seat number instead. For example, if you purchased seat 08, change the entry to @23@seat: 08. Save the file.

  • You can now use all the options provided by Windows Explorer to copy the registration file to a computer with Internet connection. You can do this on the network or you can use a USB stick. You can then email the file to us.
  • Send the email with the registration request to register@nemetschek.de.
  • You will promptly receive your registered license for the new seat.



Installing licenses
Exit Allplan on all workstations.

  • Open NemSLock 2006 Server Console.
  • Click Stop serveron the left.
  • Switch to Moduleson the left.
  • Click Browse and select the registered license file.
  • Click Install license file.
  • After this, you can start the server again by clicking Start server.



Note:

If you purchased several new licenses, you have to generate and send a separate registration request for each seat. Just repeat the steps described above. You will then receive a registered license file for each seat. You must install each file.

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Version:  Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017 / Allplan 2016  | Last modified: 25.07.2019
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Question:

The licensing service crashes regularly or does not start at all. Afterwards, no license is available. How can I solve this problem?



Answer:

Problems with the licensing service may have various causes.

If this problem occurs with specific clients only, you can find the cause on these clients. If this problem occurs with all clients, you can find the cause on the server.
Check the following points:


1. Virus scanner
The Codemeter Runtime Server service is running both on the client and on the server.

If the service is blocked on the client, this is often caused by the virus scanner.
However, this may also happen on the server.

If communication with the Wibu service is blocked, Allplan cannot find the license anymore. This is often caused by the virus scanner.
So, you need to exclude the "Codemeter" folder from virus scans. You can find this folder in the virus scanner in the following path: C:\Program files (X86)\Codemeteror C:\Programs (x86)\Codemeter. You can find the “Codemeter” folder in the following path:C:\Program files\Codemeteror C:\Programs\Codemeter.

Restart the service:

Start CodeMeter Control Center.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen and enter Codemeter.

CodeMeter Control Center -> Process -> Start CodeMeter Service
If the service is running, stop it and restart it.



2. Update the CodeMeter program
Go to the Wibu website and install CodeMeter User Runtime Version for Windows (64-bit version).
You can find the installation program at https://www.wibu.com/de/anwendersoftware.html

Start the "CodeMeterRuntime.exe" file.
To do this, right-click this file and select
"Run as administrator".
Confirm all messages displayed and the defaults by clicking “Next”.
CodeMeter Control Center will be installed afterwards.



3. Other causes
Open the “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\” or “C:\Windows\SysNative\drivers\” folder and check whether this folder includes a file called "Multikey.sys". You must delete this file.
Before you delete this file, open Windows Device Manager (Control Panel) and check whether a driver called "Virtual USB Multikey X64" is installed.
If this driver is installed, uninstall it
before you delete the "Multikey.sys” file.
If this driver is not installed, delete the "Multikey.sys” file straightaway.

Note:
Sometimes, the system uses the "Multikey.sys” file in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\ folder to emulate a dongle.
This file is blacklisted by Wibu, as it interferes with the Wibu license system.

Sometimes, you can even find the "Virtual USB Multikey x64" device driver when you open Windows Device Manager.
If this driver exists, the "Multikey.sys” file will also exist.



4. Windows
The license server is based on .Net Framework. Allplan uses .NET 4.6. (Allplan 2019 and later will use .NET 4.7). Like any other Windows service, the Codemeter Windows service running on the license server depends on Windows components such as WMI. WMI depends on RPC, and RPC depends on COM distribution.

There may be a bug in Net. Framework of the operating system.
Fixing Net. Framework may solve the problem.

Check Windows Event Viewer and system information for .Net or WMI errors.
.Net may not be installed correctly,
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs
Check the application, installation and system.
Windows Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> Application may include an application error in Allplan licensing. This error may be connected with .Net Framework.
Event ID = 1026 This ID indicates an error which you may fix by repairing the installation of .Net Framework.

Fixing Net. Framework may solve the problem.
Go to the Microsoft Support website at https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/2698555/microsoft-.net-framework-repair-tool-is-available.
There you can find a repair tool for fixing errors in .Net Framework.


Check Windows Event Viewer and system information for .Net or WMI errors.
.Net may not be installed correctly,
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs
Check the application, installation and system.




Note:
Do you have a second server? Test the license server on this sever. Install the license server on this server and activate the license there. Use the description at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618134224.html
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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013 / Allplan 2012 / Allplan 2011 / Allplan 2009  | Last modified: 11.07.2016
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Question:

I have received a license for my dongle. How can I install this license?



Solution:

1. License on hard disk (or network drive)
Copy the license files to any folder, for example, C:\License, and select this folder when you install the license.

a. During setup
While installing Allplan, select the 'License file from any folder' option and choose the folder with the license files.

b. Installing a license later
To install the license, select
Services application -> Utilities -> License -> Install HARDLOCK License
A dialog box appears. Select the folder with the license files.

2. License by email
If you have received the license by email, save the attachment to any folder, for example, C:\License, and proceed as described in step 1.
If the licenses are compressed (*.zip), extract them first using an appropriate program, such as Winzip (www.winzip.de).

3. License on storage medium (CD or USB stick)
You can also copy the license files to a storage medium (USB stick, for example) or write them to a CD and then proceed as described in step 1b.



Notes:

  • If you have received a license for a license server, read the instructions in the documents for the license server. If any questions arise, contact technical support.
  • Keep the license in a safe place as you may need it for future installations or if there are problems.
  • Make sure you install the license that is appropriate to the dongle you use, as each license matches only a single dongle. time.
  • Setup needs to access the license file(s) during the entire installation process. It is therefore not possible to read the license file(s) from a CD and then remove this CD during installation. You are advised to copy the license file(s) to a folder on the hard disk.
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