Activating Materialise Software Guide



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What product and version are you using?
  • Magics (up to 24.0)  - 3-matic -  BP - others
  • Magics 24.1+
  • 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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In order to automatically active 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.  


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.  


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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