License Activation Support
Net Deed Plotter v5.6 was released (March 6, 2015).
The process of managing licenses, including activating and deactivating, beginning with version 5.60 of Net Deed Plotter is designed to support you along the way. For example, there is assistance that may recover license information you have lost. (See text below for lost licenseID instructions.)
Those who have have activated/deactivated versions of Net Deed Plotter prior to 5.60 will notice significant differences. We now use a license ID and a password. These are generated for you by a server hosted and maintained by Concept Software, Inc.
NOTE: Use of a random generated password is advised by the host of "Solo Server". If you choose to not use a random generated password, we suggest you create and use another unique password. In either case the use should be for our software only. You should keep your license ID and password safe and private in a secure place. We recommend keeping a paper record of them in the event your computer fails.
If you currently are a licensed customer and your current activation number began with "379" or "397", then you are using version 5.5 or earlier of Net Deed Plotter. (The 379 and 397 numbers are no longer used, and a password was not needed.) The license ID for Version 5.60 and later uses a number that begins with "6" and a password is now used in addition to the license ID.
If version 5.50 or earlier of Net Deed Plotter is licensed to you and registered by you, but will no longer run, you may want to download v5.61 of Net Deed Plotter. This will enable a 30 day trial (evaluation) to run. During this period you may contact Greenbrier Graphics to request a v5.61 License ID and Password. This request will be decided based on confirmation of your eligibility.
When you download a trial of version 5.60 or later, a screen with
three options will appear each time you use our software. The first is to “Purchase Net Deed Plotter
Online.” The second is to “Activate Net
Deed Plotter”, and the third is selected each time you wish to "Evaluate Net
Deed Plotter" during the trial period. If
the trial expires (or you deactivate the license), only the first two options
remain. If you purchase and activate the
license, all options will disappear for that computer.
You will notice (in small print) any days remaining during a
trial period, and where relevant, the ability to visit our website, or visit our
license support topic specifically.
you select the purchase option, a shopping cart will appear permitting you to
purchase one or more licenses.
If you have a license ID and password and
are ready to activate online, preferably you will use the “Activate Net Deed
Plotter online” option. To activate, you would enter your license ID and password.
When you select the "Activate Net Deed Plotter online option" you can see
a “Where is my license ID?” link. If
needed, this link may recover licensing data for you. That is very nice, but would normally be
information you should already have. If it is necessary to recover your license activation data, you can submit the email address you provided when you first activated and registered Net Deed Plotter. The activation data will be sent to that email address.
The option to “Activate From Another Computer”
should be used only if necessary. When that option is selected, you will be have an option to print the steps involved. This will help guide you through the process. Basically, you will carefully enter your license ID & password. (If you entered incorrect values, you may not realize it immediately.) Continuing as indicated will result in a "HTML" ActivationFile.htm being saved. You need to take that file to a computer that has access to the Internet. The printable instructions will explain how to create an ActivationFile.reg. This file (same name except different extension) can be returned to the offline computer so as to finish the offline activation process.
The Activation License Number (License ID) and password provided when you first purchased a v5.60 license or later is essential for deactivation, reactivation, altering a computer, moving (transferring) licenses to a different computer etc. (There is no Manual Activation method.)
The intent of Internet Activating is to enable the registered, licensed customer(s) to maintain and use Net Deed Plotter without depending on Greenbrier Graphics, LLC. That intent is defeated when the Activation numbers are not kept and used as needed. Your License ID and password must be kept.
If you are no longer going to use Net Deed Plotter on a certain computer, it is important you first deactivate the license. To do this, see our MOVING LICENSE link herein.
IMAGING, CLONING, COMPUTER REPLACEMENT, MOVING SOFTWARE, & MODIFICATIONS
One advantage of activating by Internet is to enable the customer to keep Net Deed Plotter functioning with minimal downtime. (Manual activations are not used.)
As previously indicated, it is important to "Park" (Deactivate) licenses before moving Net Deed Plotter, imaging, cloning, replacing, repairing, changing operating system, or in any manner modifying a computer that has a current usable and valid Net Deed Plotter activation. The MOVING LICENSE link will explain how to "Park" (Deactivate) any license(s) before an activation is permanently lost. The responsibility of preserving activations (deactivating as needed.) is mentioned in the license agreement, and failing to do so may result in a support charge.
LOST CD or MEDIA
Greenbrier Graphics, LLC keeps its latest version of Net Deed Plotter [NDP] online in the Order/Download topic. (Reactivation charges for licensed NDP users are subject to change without notice. There might be license activation/deactivation circumstances that may permit a free or reduced price activation for certain licensed NDP users.)
Be certain you no longer wish to use the license on the computer that has Net Deed Plotter activated.
(When reactivating or activating on another computer you will need your v5.60 or later license ID and password.)
Select the Help menu.
Select Deactivate License.
Click OK to deactivate.
Start Net Deed Plotter on the computer that is to be activated and select the activation option.