Installing and Configuring Flexlm on Windows
Artwork uses Globetrotter's (Macrovision's and now Flexera's) software licensing system called Flexlm. Flexlm is used by virtually every EDA company to license products.
We recommend you view this 5 minutes video that shows a flexlm installation on Windows:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where can I download the flexlm license server for Artwork products?
A.It's on our ftp server.
ArtworkFlexPkgWindowsV188.8.131.52.zip 5 MBytes
Q. How to I get the hostid of the license server?
A. Use either the ipconfig /all command or the lmtools utility. Details ...
Q. How do I install a flexlm license manager on Windows (first time ihstall)?
A.View the video at the top of this page or if you prefer follow these instructions
Q. I already have a flexlm server running for another company's product. Can I piggy back on that existing service?
A.Generally, Yes, as long as the version of flexlm is compatible. follow these instructions
Q. I got a strange log file error when installing a flex license server on Windows:
A. We tracked this down to the fact that after editing the license file (license.dat) with Notepad.exe the administrator saved the file with Unicode encoding. This prevented lmgrd.exe from reading the file though one could not see anything unusual in the display. Re-saving the file with ANSI encoding solved the problem.
Checking Status of the flexlm license server (Windows)
Creating a Second Service of the flexlm license server (Windows)
Setting the LM_LICENSE_FILE (Windows)
Flexlm license manager and Firewalls
lmutil command line options
Complete Flexlm Error Code List
Vendor daemon died with status 0
Artwork daemon won't start (due to directory name) 11-11-2003
Artwork daemon won't start due to samsuite date limitation 7-17-2007
lmtools does not report licensing correctly... 11-18-2003
Program is slow to start up in floating mode. 5-1-2008
FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359. System Error 5-21-2009
Error: Non-activation-capable daemon 09-09-2009
Problem when vendor path name has spaces 11-04-2009
Flexlm error -16,287:22 "Invalid argument" 11-14-2009
Flexlm error -96 "License server machine is down or not responding. 1-10-2011
Flexlm error Failed to open any default TCP port 10-28-2010
Windows Flexlm Node locked installation 3-15-2011
libXm.so.3 error on Linux 64 bit 6-15-2011
libXp.so.6 error on Linux 64 bit 11-25-2011
ports used by license manager and daemon 11-25-2011
lmhostid and hostinfo return incorrect hostid 04-25-2012
Using the options file with Flexlm 1-7-2014
Flexlm reports TCP_NODELAY error 3-20-2015
Ubuntu 14.04.1 error ioctl failed: No such device 4-14-2015
Ubuntu 14.04.1 error hostinfo: No such file or directory 4-14-2015
Flexlm error Can't make directory /usr/tmp/.flexlm 6-14-2015
32 bit subsystem error error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 5-14-2016
libjpeg 64 libjpeg 32 Libraries 7-25-2016
Directory naming conflict with daemon name
One of our customers installed flexlm (lmgrd and the artwork.exe daemon) in a directory called:
Upon testing the installation he received an error informing him that the artwork daemon was down or that another instance of artwork was running. The actual problem seemed to be the name of the directory and some locking that the daemon does.
Changing the installation directory name to c:\flexlm, or c:\flexlm\artwork_conversion, or any directory path that does not end in artwork fixes the problem.
Older lmtools.exe reports no licenses
One of our customers installed flexlm version 8.1 on his server. When he tested the available licenses with the lmtools utility he found that it reported no licenses available.
Upon further testing and investigation we discovered that he was using an older version of lmtools, 7.0 (or lmutil) which apparently had trouble communicating with lmgrd 8.1 and later. Upon using a current version of lmtools the expected number of licenses were property identified.
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