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Legacy CAD Access Licenses


Tech Articles ID    KB8022419
Status:    Published
Published date:    02/03/2016
Updated:    11/09/2016
Reported In:   MSC Licensing (11.9) - MSC Licensing Docs
 

Abstract (Question)

 

Summary

A new CAD import/export system was incorporated into all MSC modeling products in the 2014 timeframe. As a result, new license features are required for CAD Access in these products.  Beginning in 2015, licenses will include the new CAD Access features. However, these features do not enable CAD Access in earlier versions. Legacy CAD Access features are required for earlier versions. This document outlines the details to update your new license with the legacy features.

Description (Answer)

 

Resolution

The following steps outline the procedure to update the new license file with legacy license features delivered in previous license file:

1) Locate new and old license file(s). 

There should be one pair for each license server. If this is a new server, you will not have an older license. Contact MSC Sales to request legacy license features required for older versions.

2) In the appropriate product table below you will find the CAD Access modules delivered in the most recent license (refer “New version” column).

3) Find matching legacy feature names (refer “Legacy versions” column).

4) Copy matching FEATURE lines from old license file to new license.

Admins are encouraged to include the 4 digit MSC License Reference ID comment line for future reference. An example Reference ID is shown below:

    # MSC License Reference ID: 5B1Z           

5) For additional details about editing license files , refer to the article:

 ‘How to Combine an MSC.Masterkey license with a Classic License’

https://simcompanion.mscsoftware.com/infocenter/index?page=content&id=KB8006244

6) After saving the updated license file, stop the license server, then restart

7) This should enable legacy CAD Access features in older software versions.

 

Please select appropriate option:

Patran 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

FEA 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

AFEA 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

TFEA 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

MSC Nastran Desktop with Patran 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

Adams/View 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

Mentat 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

SimXpert 2013 (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

MSC Nastran Desktop 2013 with SimXpert (or earlier) and can’t import a CAD model.

 

Patran

New versions

(Patran 2014 and above)

Legacy versions
(pre-Patran 2014)

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

Patran ACIS SAT Access

PA_ACIS_SAT_Access

Patran ACIS Access

PA_ACIS_Access

Patran CATIA V4 Access

PA_CATIAV4_Access

Patran CATDirect V4 Access

PA_CATDirect

Patran CATIA V5 Access

PA_CATIAV5_Access

Patran CATDirect V5 Access

PA_CATDirect_V5

Patran Creo Access

PA_Creo_Access

Patran Pro/ENGINEER Access

PA_ProE_Access

Patran NX Access

PA_NX_Access

Patran Unigraphics Access

PA_UG_Access

Patran Generic Geometry Translators

PA_Geometry_Translators

Patran Exchange Package

Patran Exchange includes all of following features:

PA_CATIA_Access

PA_IGES_Access

PA_VDA_Access

PA_AP203_Access

PA_AP209_Access

PA_IDEAS_Access

 

 

FEA

Legacy versions

( Pre-FEA 2014.0.1)

 

New versions

(FEA 2014.0.1 and above)

 

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

FEA ACIS Access

FEA_ACIS_Access

FEA ACIS SAT Access

FEA_ACIS_SAT_Access

FEA CATDirect V4 Access

FEA_CATDirect

FEA CATIA V4 Access

FEA_CATIAV4_Access

FEA CATDirect V5 Access

FEA_CATDirect_V5

FEA CATIA V5 Access

FEA_CATIAV5_Access

FEA Pro/ENGINEER Access

FEA_ProE_Access

FEA Creo Access

FEA_Creo_Access

FEA Unigraphics Access

FEA_UG_Access

FEA NX Access

FEA_NX_Access

FEA Legacy Generic Translators

FEA_AP203_Access

FEA_AP209_Access

FEA_CATIA_Access

FEA_IDEAS_Access

FEA_IGES_Access

FEA_VDA_Access

FEA Geometry Translators

FEA_Geometry_Translators

 

 

AFEA 2014.0.1

Legacy versions

(Pre -AFEA 2014.0.1)

 

New versions

(AFEA 2014.0.1 and above)


 

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

AFEA ACIS Access

AFEA_ACIS_Access

AFEA ACIS SAT Access

AFEA_ACIS_SAT_Access

AFEA CATDirect V4 Access

AFEA_CATDirect

AFEA CATIA V4 Access

AFEA_CATIAV4_Access

AFEA CATDirect V5 Access

AFEA_CATDirect_V5

AFEA CATIA V5 Access

AFEA_CATIAV5_Access

AFEA Pro/ENGINEER Access

AFEA_ProE_Access

AFEA Creo Access

AFEA_Creo_Access

AFEA Unigraphics Access

AFEA_UG_Access

AFEA NX Access

AFEA_NX_Access

AFEA Legacy Generic Translators

AFEA_AP203_Access

 AFEA_AP209_Access

 AFEA_CATIA_Access

 AFEA_IDEAS_Access

 AFEA_IGES_Access

 AFEA_VDA_Access

AFEA Geometry Translators

AFEA_Geometry_Translators

 

 

TFEA 2014.0.1

Legacy versions

(Pre -TFEA 2014.0.1)

 

 

New versions

(TFEA 2014.0.1 and above)


 

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

TFEA ACIS Access

TFEA_ACIS_Access

TFEA ACIS SAT Access

TFEA_ACIS_SAT_Access

TFEA CATDirect V4 Access

TFEA_CATDirect

TFEA CATIA V4 Access

TFEA_CATIAV4_Access

TFEA CATDirect V5 Access

TFEA_CATDirect_V5

TFEA CATIA V5 Access

TFEA_CATIAV5_Access

TFEA Pro/ENGINEER Access

FEA_ProE_Access

TFEA Creo Access

TFEA_Creo_Access

TFEA Unigraphics Access

TFEA_UG_Access

TFEA NX Access

TFEA_NX_Access

TFEA Legacy Generic Translators

TFEA_AP203_Access

 TFEA_AP209_Access

 TFEA_CATIA_Access

 TFEA_IDEAS_Access

 TFEA_IGES_Access

 TFEA_VDA_Access

TFEA Geometry Translators

TFEA_Geometry_Translators

 

 

Adams

                         Legacy versions 

(Pre- Adams2014)

New versions

(Adams2014 and above)

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

Adams CAD Translators

ADAMS_CAD_Translators

Adams Geometry Translators

ADAMS_Geometry_Translators

 

 

SimXpert

Legacy versions

(Pre-SimXpert 2013.1)

New versions

( SimXpert 2013.1 and above)

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

SimXpert Geometry Translators

SimX_Geometry_Translators

SimXpert Geometry Translators

SimXpert_Geometry_Translators

 

SimXpert CATIA V5 Translator

SimX_CATDirect_V5

SimXpert CATIA V5 Access

SimXpert_CATIAV5_Access

 

SimXpert CATIA V4 Translator

SimX_CATDirect

SimXpert CATIA V4 Access

SimXpert_CATIAV4_Access

 

SimXpert Pro/ENGINEER Translator

SimX_ProE_Access

SimXpert Creo Access

SimXpert_Creo_Access

 

SimXpert Import - Inventor

SimXpert_Import_Inventor

SimXpert Inventor Access

SimXpert_Inventor_Access

 

SimXpert Import - NX

SimXpert_Import_NX

 

SimXpert NX Access

SimXpert_NX_Access

 

SimXpert Import - SolidWorks

SimXpert_Import_SolidWorks

 

SimXpert SolidWorks Access

SimXpert_SolidWorks_Access

 

 

Mentat

New versions

(Mentat 2014 and above)

Legacy versions
(Pre-Mentat 2014)

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

Mentat Generic Geometry Translators

Mentat_Geometry_Translators

Mentat Generic Import Package

Mentat_ITI_Import_Generic

Mentat CATIAV4 Access

Mentat_CATIAV4_Access

Mentat CATIA V4 Import

Mentat_ITI_Import_CATIAV4

Mentat CATIAV5 Access

Mentat_CATIAV5_Access

Mentat CATIA V5 Import

Mentat_ITI_Import_CATIAV5

Mentat Inventor Access

Mentat_Inventor_Access

Mentat Inventor Import

Mentat_ITI_Import_Inventor

Mentat NX Access

Mentat_NX_Access

Mentat NX Import

Mentat_ITI_Import_NX

Mentat Creo Access

Mentat_Creo_Access

Mentat ProEngineer Import

Mentat_ITI_Import_ProE

Mentat SolidWorks Access

 

Mentat_SolidWorks_Access

Mentat SolidWorks Import

Mentat_ITI_Import_SolidWorks

Mentat JT Access

 

 

Mentat JT Access

Not available

 (New feature with Mentat 2014)

 

Note:

1) Old licenses are not included in maintenance renewal for University bundle.

2) Marc 2014 includes the support for new CAD translators as well as old CAD translators.

      3) All the new translators listed above have a pre-requisite of the Mentat CAE Solid Modeling option. 

                         

Pre-requisite Mentat CAE Solid Modeling option:

Module Name

Feature name

Mentat CAE Solid Modeling

Mentat_Parasolid_Modeling

 

 

MSC Nastran Desktop with Patran

Legacy versions

(Pre -MSC Nastran Desktop with Patran 2014.1)

New versions

(MSC Nastran Desktop with Patran 2014.1 and above)
 

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran ACIS Access

PA_ACIS_Access 

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran ACIS SAT Access

PA_ACIS_SAT_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran CATDirect V4 Access

PA_CATDirect

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran CATIA V4 Access

PA_CATIAV4_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran CATDirect V5 Access

PA_CATDirect_V5

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran CATIA V5 Access

PA_CATIAV5_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran Pro/ENGINEER Access

PA_ProE_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran Creo Access

PA_Creo_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran Unigraphics Access

PA_UG_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran NX Access

PA_NX_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran Exchange Package

PA_CATIA_Access

PA_IGES_Access

PA_VDA_Access

PA_AP203_Access

PA_AP209_Access

PA_IDEAS_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - Patran Generic Geometry Translators

PA_Geometry_Translators

 

                                                                                               

MSC Nastran Desktop with SimXpert

Legacy versions

(Pre-MSC Nastran Desktop with SimXpert 2013.1)

New versions
(MSC Nastran Desktop with SimXpert 2013.1)

Module Name

Feature name

Module Name

Feature name

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert Geometry Translators

SimX_Geometry_Translators

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert Generic Geometry

SimXpert_Geometry_Translators

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert CATIA V4 Translator

SimXpert_CATIAV4_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert CATIA V4 Access

SimXpert_CATIAV4_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert CATIA V5 Translator

SimXpert_CATIAV5_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert CATIA V5 Access

SimXpert_CATIAV5_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert Inventor Access

SimXpert_Inventor_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert Inventor Access

SimXpert_Inventor_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert NX Access

SimXpert NX Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert NX Access

SimXpert_NX_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert SolidWorks Access

SimXpert_SolidWorks_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert SolidWorks Access

SimXpert_SolidWorks_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert Pro/ENGINEER Translator

SimX_ProE_Access

MSC Nastran Desktop - SimXpert Creo V4 Access

SimXpert_Creo_Access

 

 

 


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