Updating Your SIMULIA (Abaqus) FlexNet License

February 26th, 2019
Zack Yates

Updating your SIMULIA license can be tricky. When you only touch it once a year, it's easy to lose track of the license manager application or license file itself. This is the easiest way to activate that new license file that was just emailed to you.

Finding the license manager:

1a. If you look in your Windows 10 Start menu programs directory, you'll find the SIMULIA folder system to be a little silly... One of those folders will be called Dassault Systemes SIMULIA FlexNet, and in there, you will find FlexNet Licensing Utilities:

FlexNet in Start Menu

1b. Alternatively, you can just hit the Start button on your keyboard and type "flex" to search for the FlexNet application:

FlexNet in Start Search

Updating the license file:

1. Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab along the top.

2. In the bottom-left of the window is the location and filename of the license file.  Overwrite it with your new license file.  (Make a backup of the old license, if you desire.)

3. Click ReRead License File.

FlexNet License Reread

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