Upgrade from ZWCAD to ZWCAD+

This is a guide to help you upgrade your ZWCAD from any former version to ZWCAD+ 2012. Please find the section right for you in terms of your current authorization type:
   Upgrade with Soft-Key Authorization
      • Standalone License
      • Network License


   Upgrade with Dongle Authorization
      • Standalone License
              • Keep the Dongle
              • Switch from Dongle to Soft-key
      • Network License (Switch to Soft-key Only)

Notice:
• To upgrade your program, you need to install ZWCAD+ 2012 on your device, there is no update patch to upgrade ZWCAD directly to ZWCAD+. For network users, you need to install the new Network License Manager.
• For Soft-key users, you need to return the old soft-key license first, otherwise the upgraded new soft-key will be displayed as invalid. Only one of these two licenses can be accepted by ZWSOFT License Center at one time.
• As long as ZWCAD+ 2012 is activated, the former versions of ZWCAD installed on the same device will be automatically activated without taking up any extra licenses.
• For installation and activation issue please refer to the ZWCAD+ 2012 Quick Start Guide.

For any other issues about upgrading, please check the FAQ list below:
1. How can I distinguish my authorization/License type(standalone or network)?
2. I want to upgrade from the Standard to Professional/Mechanical version.
3. I want to add more copies to the current network license.
4. How can I check the soft-key status (free or activated)?



Upgrade with Soft-Key Authorization
     
Important:
For soft-key users, you have to return the old soft-key license before activating ZWCAD+ with the upgraded new license.
 
Softkey - Standalone License 
Procedure:
1. Provide the reseller with the soft-key (license code) of your former ZWCAD (referred to as oldKey).
2. Obtain the new soft-key (license code) for ZWCAD+ 2012. (referred to as newKey)
3. Return the oldKey to validate the newKey:
    a) Launch the ZWCAD+ License Manager from the Windows Start Menu
    b) Click Return button > Online Return > OK
   PS: if the internet is unavailable, please refer to "1.3 Standalone License Return" of ZWCAD+ 2012 Quick Start Guide.
4. Use the newKey to activate ZWCAD+ 2012 referring to the Quick Start Guide.
 
Softkey - Network License 
Procedure:
1. Provide the reseller with the soft-key(license code) of your former ZWCAD (referred to as oldKey).
2. Obtain the new soft-key(license code) for ZWCAD+ 2012. (referred to as newKey).
3. Return the oldKey to validate the newKey :
    a) Launch the ZWCAD+ Network License Manager from the Windows Start Menu.
    b) Click Return > Online Return > OK .
    PS: if the internet is unavailable, please refer to "2.5 Network License Return" of ZWCAD+ 2012 Quick Start Guide.
4. At Server : upgrade the Network License Manager program, activate and configure it:
    a) Make sure you've returned the old soft-key before uninstalling.
    b) Uninstall the former version of ZWCAD Network License Manager.
    c) Install the ZWCAD+ 2012 Network License Manager (you can find it on the CD).
    d) Use the newKey to activate and configure the ZWCAD+ 2012 Network License Manager referring to the Quick Start Guide.
5. At Client : Install ZWCAD+2012, and get floating license(or borrow license) from the server.
 
     
Upgrade with Dongle Authorization
     
Important:
• The hardware dongle applies to all versions of ZWCAD, you don't need to change the dongle to upgrade, but you need to obtain a new license code for it.
• We don't provide network dongle for ZWCAD+, so former network dongle users have to switch to soft-key authorization.
• You need to send back the dongle hardware to the reseller, if you switch from dongle to soft-key authorization.
 
Dongle - Standalone License 
There are two options available for dongle standalone users, you can keep the dongle and continue to use it, or you can switch to soft-key license.
Keep the Dongle
Procedure:
1. Provide the reseller with the product ID of your dongle.
2. Obtain the 8 characters license code for ZWCAD+ 2012 from the reseller.
3. Install ZWCAD+2012
4. Use the original dongle and the new License code to activate ZWCAD+ 2012 referring to the Quick Start Guide.
Switch from Dongle to Soft-key
Procedure:
1. Send the dongle to the reseller
2. Obtain a soft-key license code(24 characters) for ZWCAD+ 2012 from the reseller
3. Install ZWCAD+ 2012
4. Use the soft-key license code to activate ZWCAD+ 2012 referring to the Quick Start Guide.
 
Dongle - Network License (Switch to Soft-key Only) 
We don't provide network dongle for ZWCAD+, so to upgrade from ZWCAD to ZWCAD+, dongle network users have to switch the dongle to soft-key license.
Procedure:
1. Send your dongle to the reseller.
2. Obtain the a soft-key license code(24 characters) for ZWCAD+ from the reseller.
3. At Server: install the ZWCAD+ Network License Manager(you can find it in CD), activate and configure it with the soft-key license code.
4. At Client: install ZWCAD+ 2012, and get floating license(or borrow license) from the server.
 
     
FAQ
     
1. How can I distinguish my authorization/License type(standalone or network)?
• Dongle Authorization
You can distinguish a dongle version according to the Dongle ID printed on the dongle body. For example, the dongle on the right is for standalone Pro version The prefix "68" means it is for standalone version. Please check the prefix number of your dongle ID, and distinguish them as below:
Standalone: 18, 28, 58, 68
Network: 20, 35, 50, 55
• Soft-key Authorization
To check the soft-key type, you have to go to the ZWSOFT License Center, and login with the license code. Below are some examples:
Sample 1: ZWCAD+ 2012 pro standalone license:
Sample 2: ZWCAD+ 2012 pro network license:


2. I want to upgrade from the Standard to Professional/Mechanical version
    For soft-key users, all upgrading procedures are the same as the regular ones.
    For dongle users, you need a new dongle, or switch to soft-key.

3. I want to add more copies to the current network license
Every dongle and soft-key has a fixed number of copies, we cannot add copies to the original license. If you do want to change the number of nodes, please change the dongle or soft-key.

4. How to check the soft-key status(free or activated)?
Go to the ZWSOFT License Center and login with the soft-key. From the "Manage Entitlements" tab you can check how many copies are left. From the "Manage License" tab, you can get the information of activated copies, such as fulfill date ect.
For example: this standalone license is in use, and has 0 copies left.
 
     
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