ZWSOFT provides flexible licensing choices. Learn about the ZWCAD licenses, and decide which one is right for you and your organization. If you have already purchased a license, learn how to upgrade your license.


Flexible Licensing Options


License options

Licensing options defined according to the licensing medium: soft-key or dongle

Licensing options defined according to the license number and method of managing the licenses: stand-alone or network.


Comparing Table

Licensing options Stand-Alone Network
Soft-key Dongle Soft-key
copies per license One copy per License Multiple copies per License
Floating License [1]
License Borrowing [2]
Deployment Wizard [3]
LAN Connecting Required [4]
VPN Licensing [5]


  • 1.
    License Borrowing enables the workstation to use a copy of the network license without connecting to the server. This enables the workstation to work outside of the office.
  • 2.
    Deployment Wizard enables the administrator to create an installation image for deployment.
  • 3.
    Network licensing requires a LAN Connection. The workstations need to connect to the licensing server via LAN to enable floating licenses. This configuration requires a reliable, low-latency network connection to maintain the link between the workstation and server.
  • 4.
    Virtual Private Network (VPN) setting enables long-distance licensing. VPN licensing is an ideal way for multinational companies to manage their license(s).
  • 5.
    Soft-key is a licensing option that enables transferring licenses among different computers easily. This option requires internet, and it is ideal for different computers in different locations.

Choose the version that best fit your needs:

ZWCAD 2012 Functionalities Standard Professional Academic
2D drafting & editing
3D modeling & editing
Plot With watermark
Dongle licensing


View the complete comparison chart.



Relative documents

© 2015 ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. | About ZWSOFT | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Contact us | Site Map
All trademarks, trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.
CAD Software | cad download |mechanical software | free 3d cad software | CAD for Mobile