License Transfer Utility

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This function is only available when all ocd files are closed in the OCAD program. Otherwise this function is disabled in the Help menu.

This function deactivates the OCAD license on your computer (User A) and allows you to install this license on another device (User B).

After the deactivation, User A can still open OCAD files in OCAD Viewer but not edit maps.

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Click the Transfer button. You will read License unblocked for new user.

OCAD sends a confirmation email to the entered email addresses of User A and User B. The license can now get activated by User B.
For the first activation, User B needs the order email from User A with the installation information.

OCAD for Single User: The request will be proceeded manually at the latest within 2 working days.

OCAD for Teams: The request will be proceeded automatically and the license can be activated immediately by the new user.

If the new user is unknown or the same as the current user (e.g. change to another pc) then leave this field empty.

Click the Close button. OCAD closes.

Until now, it's not possible that an adimistrator is doing the License Transfer. The Users with the activated license need to transfer their licenses by their own.


License Activation

If the license is deactivated and User A or User B starts OCAD, for both of them the License Activation dialog appears.


You have two options:

  • Click Open OCAD Viewer to open the OCAD Viewer. It is possible to view and print map, but not to edit. This is what User A is supposed to do.
  • Click Reactivate this License to start the Activation Wizard. This is what User B is supposed to do.

License Management

The License Manager tool shows an overview about the OCAD licenses which are assigned to your organization (company or association).