Installing the dongle license

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Install the USB Dongle for the Standard, Full or a test version.

The software is delivered on the dongle and be run directly from the usb key. Please refer to the instruction manual for installing the usb dongle and software.

Setup Single User License

You can run the software directly from the USB dongle, or you can first copy the files to your pc and run the software from your PC. Please notice that the dongle has to stay in the computer to maintain the license. As soon as the dongle is removed, the software will function as Viewer

Step 1

Insert the dongle in the PC. Please wait until the dongle is recognized, this may take a few seconds.
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Step 2

Copy all files from the dongle to your pc. You can choose any folder on your harddisk, for example
  • C:\Program Files\Caspoc\
  • d:\data\simulation\caspoc\
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Step 3

Do NOT copy the file license.xml. Remove the copied license.xml from your PC. It should remain on the USB dongle!.

File license.xml is on the USB dongle !

Step 4

Run the program from the PC. As long as the usb dongle is attached to the pc, the program will open using its license.
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Step 5

If no usb dongle is attached, the program will work as a Viewer.
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Please note:
It is advised to copy the software from the USB stick on your PC and to run the software from the PC. However, the license file license.xml should remain on the hardware-key and should not be copied to the PC. USB dongles are reported to have several thousand insert-removal cycles and several millions of read sequences.

How can I see the license?

Select from the Caspoc menu Help/License/View License <br>Click to close the image

Which files belong to Caspoc?

Next to Caspoc.exe you also need the caspoc.dll and blokken.str as well as the library and help folder. <br>Click to close the image

What are the other files?

There are also the welcome screen from which you directly can run samples in Caspoc, the License Manager in case you have a multiple user license and some extra folders with info.. <br>Click to close the image

Where is the license?

The license is on the usb dongle and mostly in the root. It can however also reside in the folder \Caspoc or in the folder \CaspocLM <br>Click to close the image

Copy everything to the harddisk?

By doing this you can run Caspoc from your harddsikm which is fastter than from usb dongle. Hoever, notice that the license.xml file should not be copied, as it is linked to the usb dongle. <br>Click to close the image

Can I remove the copied license.xml file?

Only if you have an usb dongle, you should delete the copied license.xml file from your hardisk.

Do NOT remove the license.xml file in case you have a softlock(no usb dongle)
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Can I make a Back-Up?

You can make a backup from your files on the usb dongle to another medium. However, please notice that the license only works if the license.xml file remains on the usb dongle.

Without the usb dongle you software is only functioning as Viewer.

If you accidentally deleted all files from your usb dongle you can restore your backup files on the usb dongle. Important is that the license.xml is only valid in combination with your usb dongle.

Can I format the dongle?

You cannot format the dongle. During formatting the hardware-ID of the dongle is renewed which will not match the license any more. <br>Click to close the image

What happens if the dongle is not responding?

In many cases the electrical USB connections waer down.

The first thing that you want to do is to see if the USB port is physically damaged. A simple test is to put your USB Flash Drive into the port and see if it wiggles up and down really easily. Be gentle doing this! You do not want to create a hardware problem if you do not already have one. If you are not sure how sturdy the USB port should be, do the same thing in a port that you know works and compare the two.

Try the dongle in another usb port or use an usb extension cable

Sometimes a usb port does not work because another usb device was detached. Restart your computer to resolve this problem.

If the dongle is not responding on another computer too, please contact your local dealer and we will solve the problem.

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How rugged is the dongle?

Same as your electronic car-keys and other electronic usb-devices. Handle them with care.

Reading data from the dongle is nearly unlimited. However, copy all files to your hard-disk and run the software from your hard-disk.

Before removing the dongle from your PC, be sure to use the "Safely Remove Hardware" function in Windows.
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What happens if I loose the dongle?

Same as loosing your car-key! You have to walk back home. Please handle the dongle with care and store them in a safe location. <br>Click to close the image

Can the license.xml file on the dongle be Write-Protected?

When you are afraid that something happens to the license on the dongle, you can make a copy of it and store it in a different location. If for some reason the license.xml gets deleted from the dongle, you can simply restore the back up copy.
Note that the dongle should NOT be formatted, since then the serial number of the dongle is changed.

In any case you can make the license.xml file write protected or even hidden, see the properties opened by clicking the license.xml file with the right mouse button.
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