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2 versions of ZWCAD on same computer

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OlgaG3846

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 2 versions of ZWCAD on same computer
08-04-2013 07:02 . pm | View his/her posts only
Is there a way to make ZWCAD 2012 and ZWCAD+ 2012 work on the same computer in parallel with dongle activation?

I have first installed ZWCAD+, but as I was missing several functions, frequently used in previous versions, decided to try ZWCAD 2012 and installed it on the same computer without uninstalling ZW+.
Now I can not activate either of these versions, as dongle is not recognized (ZW doesn't see it).
I have already tried to "hide" ZWCAD 2012 by renaming it's folder in Program Files folder (worked for ZWCAD 2011) and to repair ZW+, but nothing of this helped.

Any ideas?

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Daniel

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09-04-2013 02:24 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi, ZWCAD+ 2012 and ZWCAD 2012 dongle version can be kept on same computer, once you activated ZWCAD+, ZWCAD 2012 will automatically get the dongle information, you only need to click activate.

If some problem happens, please try following steps for using both products on same computer

1. Uninstall both version
2. Install ZWCAD 2012, but do not activate
3. Install ZWCAD+ 2012, and activate it by Dongle. When ZWCAD+ is activated(Pro or Std version), start ZWCAD 2012, and it will prompt for activation, choose hardware(dongle) activate, check the hardware encryption option and click ok.

If the dongle is not recognized, please reinstall the dongle driver according to your OS: for 64 bit and 32 bit. The driver is located in ZWCAD 2012 installation folder, named as InstDrv_32bit.exe and InstDrv_64bit.exe

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OlgaG3846

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09-04-2013 10:16 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi, Daniel,

Thanks for the advice. I will try it a bit later, when current project finished.
Yesterday I have unintalled all ZWCAD versions, cleared registries and installed ZWCAD+. In order to activate it, I also had to change USB port for the dongle, as, when put in into the old one it was not recognized.
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