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How to set up the FLACS-CFD license

FLACS-CFD is commercial software and protected against misuse in several ways. To legally use FLACS-CFD, you have to obtain a license. This article provides general information on how to set up and manage your FLACS-CFD license. For details on how to install the FLACS software package, please read the article on How to install FLACS. What kind of license manager does…

FLACS network license: trouble-shooting license server communication problems

When using a network license, Windows client computers intended to run FLACS sometimes have problems communicating via the network with the FLACS license server. In this case, the FLACS applications on the client (e.g. CASD, Flowvis, and the Flacs simulator) do not get permission to start and show an error message. Setting explicitly certain timeout parameters may help to solve…

How to install a license update key

When a license update or renewal is requested, you will receive it in the form of a V2C file from Gexcon. This article describes several ways to apply the update from the V2C file. Use the Admin Control Center web interface Log in to the FLACS license server, i.e. the computer where your license hardware key (dongle) is inserted into…

How to connect client computer to license server

In general, a client computer (intended to run FLACS) will automatically detect a network license server (computer having license key), when both the client computer and the license server are part of the same local network. If this (for some reason) does not happen (or the license server and the client computer are not included in the same local network),…

How to find help (+ the FLACS-CFD User’s Manual)

When you need assistance on how to use some settings or understand some parameters in FLACS, you can find help in the FLACS-CFD User’s Manual or in the Online Help. Where to find the FLACS User’s Manual The FLACS=CFD User’s Manual is available online as a hyperlinked HTML document and as a downloadable PDF file. Context help You can also access the FLACS-CFD User’s manual from the RunManager,…

How do I know which version I am using

Every FLACS-CFD release is denoted by a version number and a release number, for example v10.4r2 for version 10.4, release 2. This article describes two methods on how to find the exact version of FLACS-CFD you are using. Version and release number in About FLACS In the FLACS RunManager, CASD or Flowvis, select Help and choose the About FLACS RunManager/ CASD/ Flowvis (depending on which program you are…

How to Install FLACS-CFD

In this article, you will learn how to install FLACS-CFD. A valid license is necessary for running FLACS-CFD. For details regarding the license management, please see the article How to set up the FLACS-CFD License. Windows Simple method: installation wizard Double-click on the installation package (with filename extension .exe) to start the installation wizard. Follow the instructions given. It is recommended to…

Where to find the FLACS-CFD installation package

To get started, download the correct installation package for your operating system from the FLACS Package Download page. For guidance on installing FLACS-CFD, see How to install FLACS-CFD.

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