Activating Materialise Software Guide



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What product and version are you using?
  • Magics (up to 24.0)  - 3-matic (up to 15.0) -  BP - others
  • Magics 24.1 and higher - 3-matic 16.0
  • Floating License Server
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How do you want to activate your software?

  • I have a License Code (CCK/voucher)
  • I am connecting to a Floating License Server (FLS)
  • I need an Emergency (temporary) Activation
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What type of activation do you want to use?
  • I have an internet connection and want to use Automatic Activation
  • I have no internet connection or want to activate manually with a keyfile
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This article applies only to specific versions of Materialise software, please refer to the Activating Materialise Software Guide‍ to find the correct version for your product.

To activate your software without a key file, you need an internet connection and a valid license (CCKey or voucher). After installing and running the software, the registration wizard will open.

1. In the registration wizard box, select the "License" option. Then click “Next”

2. Select “Instant Activation”. Then click “Next” 

3. Enter the CCKey/voucher code that you received by e-mail (or in the CD sleeve of your Materialise software). Multiple CCKeys (for the same SystemID) can be added from Materialise Magics 21 onwards. Once the data entry box is filled in, click “Next” 

4. Please wait until the registration is complete, and then click "Finish" to start using your software


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This article applies only to specific versions of Materialise software, please refer to the Activating Materialise Software Guide‍ to find the correct version for your product.

To activate your software with a key file‍, you must have the key file already.‍ 

Save the key file you have received (.matkey) in a local folder on your computer or on an external storage device. After installing‍ and running the software, the registration wizard‍ will open.

1. In the registration wizard box, select the "License" option. Then click “Next”


2. Select “I want to register a License key file I received via e-mail”. Then click “Next” 

3. After clicking "Browse", select the key file that you saved locally on your computer or externally. Then click “Next” 

4. You will receive a message that you have successfully registered the key file. Click "Finish" to start using your software



If your company is using a Floating License Server (FLS) you do not need any license code (CCK/voucher code) to activate your software.

You only need to know the name or IP-address of the FLS you want to connect to and the port number.  This info will be available from the person in your company responsible for the Materialise Software.

To connect to a floating license server:

1. Open the License Registration Wizard‍ 

2. Select the 'Floating License Server' option, and click 'Next'

3. Select 'Add a server,' and click 'Next'

Note: If you upgrade from a previous software version that had an FLS connection, you will have the option to migrate settings, and a server might already be registered here. You can then edit and/or remove this if needed. 

4. Add the server details. The IP address data box will accept the Windows Device Name or static IP address.  Once entered, click 'Test' to validate the connection.

5. If the connection is successful, you will receive this confirmation message.  If not, reverify the settings and test again or contact support.

6. Once the connection was succesfully tested, click 'Next.' You will get an overview of registered modules. Click 'Finish' to close this screen.


1. Click here to obtain an emergency key file online 

2. Enter your CCKey in the applicable field under "Licensed Software Solutions" and click on "Submit" 

3. Once you have logged in, you will receive the license details of the used CCKey. 

    (i) Check if the System ID mentioned here is the same as the one registered in your software. 

    (ii) If the last characters of the System ID are different, you will be able to overwrite the System ID yourself. 

    (iii) Fill out your e-mail address correctly (if there already is an e-mail address, you can overwrite this as well), 

    (iv) select the requested version in the dropdown menu, 

    (v) select "Emergency case" and 

    (vi) go to "Next"

4. Click "Request password". The password will be sent to the indicated e-mail address


How do you want to activate your software?
  • I have a License Code (CCK/voucher)
  • I am connecting to a Floating License Server (FLS)
  • I need an Emergency (temporary) Activation
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What type of activation do you want to use?
  • I have an internet connection and want to use Automatic Activation
  • I have no internet connection or want to activate manually with a keyfile
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This article applies only to specific versions of Materialise software, please refer to the Activating Materialise Software Guide‍ to find the correct version for your product.

In order to automatically activate your software product or renew your license, follow the below steps.  Note that for this method to succeed, you need an active internet connection.

These instructions are for products using the new registration wizard (Magics 24.1+)

  1. Open the License Registration Wizard‍ 
  2. Click 'Activate or renew local license'
  3. Click 'Automatic activation and renewal (recommended) and click NEXT
  4. Enter the license code (CCK or voucher code) you have received via email and click NEXT
  5. Your software has now been activated and/or renewed.  


This article applies only to specific versions of Materialise software, please refer to the Activating Materialise Software Guide‍ to find the correct version for your product.

In order to manually (re-)activate your software product or renew your license, follow the below steps.  This is needed if you do not have an internet connection or need to apply an emergency key file. ‍ 

These instructions are for products using the new registration wizard (Magics 24.1+)

  1. Open the License Registration Wizard‍ 
  2. Click 'Activate or renew local license'
  3. Click 'Manual activation and renewal' and click NEXT
  4. If you do not have your key file yet, follow the steps below to receive a key file by email and save it to your computer. Click on the folder icon and browse to the location of the key file.   Click here for detailed info on obtaining a key file.‍ 
  5. Select your saved key file in the browser and click OK.  The location of the key file will now be shown in the registration wizard. Click NEXT
  6. Your software has now been activated or renewed.  


This article applies only to specific versions of Materialise software, please refer to the Activating Materialise Software Guide‍ to find the correct version for your product.

In order to automatically activate your software product using a floating license server (FLS), follow the below steps. 

These instructions are for products using the new registration wizard (Magics 24.1+)

  1. Open the License Registration Wizard‍ 
  2. Click 'Connect to floating license server'
  3. Enter the server name/ip address and port number of your FLS and click NEXT.  If you have multiple FLS servers, you can enter them by clicking on 'ADD MORE'
  4. Your software has now been activated.  Click FINISH to close the registration wizard.


Every software license that is under maintenance comes with the possibility of obtaining an emergency key file. This measure exists in case your software deactivates by accident and the normal reactivation process does not work. This key file reactivates your software for six days, which allows you to continue your work in case of emergency, while our support team will help you to reactivate your software.

Please note that you can only obtain a limited amount of emergency key files, depending on your maintenance package, so it should only be used in an emergency.



  • If you want to connect your software to a floating license server, go back one step and choose your product.
  • If you are an administrator of a Floating License Server, use the below guides to get licenses ready for your end-users.





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