From 2008 the ODEON installation comes with a R6 smart dongle. The R6 smart dongle is customized with the name of your company/institution and country to be displayed in the program and on all graphic presentations from the program. You can use the dongle with the ODEON software installation on several computers also on laptops or at your customer offices for a period of time, as long as the license is used by your company/institution with base in one country.
If your R6 smart dongle has a time limitation, this will be removed, when we have ensured that you have received the dongle and the invoice has been paid. If you have an old dongle and have paid for an upgrade, we kindly ask you to return the old dongle. When we receive the old dongle, we send you the update file to remove the time limitation.
Update your dongle
To update your dongle you need to download a .cif update file sent by email. If you have valid support, you will automatically get the .cif update file when a new major version is released.
Download the update file
- Extract the update file from e-mail to your hard disk e.g. to your desktop.
- Attach your ODEON dongle to the USB port on the PC.
- Run the ODEON program.
- Click Tools>Download license update to dongle (.cif).
- Select the file using the Select license update file (.cif) dialogue. Click Open.
If you don’t have an update file
- If you cannot find an update email or the update file and you still have valid support, click Tools>Generate remote update request file (.req).
- Choose update to most recent version of Odeon.
- Leave the rest options as they are and click OK.
- Send the generated .req file to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an update.
- Follow the steps above, under Download the update file to complete the update.
If you need to update edition, user name or time limitation
It is not necessary to generate a remote update request file, to upgrade for a better edition. Just send a mail to email@example.com.
For copy protection, your user name and country is embedded in the dongle. If you wish to change your user name, you can check the box called: Update user name in the Update request menu above (Tools>Generate remote update request file (.req)). The user name can only be updated separately from the other updates. When you send the request file to firstname.lastname@example.org, you should write the user name you wish in the email.
When your dongle is delivered it will probably contain a time limitation. Normally the time limitation can be removed without sending an remote update request, but in some cases it is necessary. Then check the box: Remove time limitation if this has been agreed with Odeon A/S. If it has been agreed to update the time limitation for a number of hours for some reason check the box: Update time limitation and write the number of hours requested. Send the remote update request file to email@example.com
You can always see how much time is left on your time limitation from Tools|License information. The time limitation only counts hours, when ODEON is in calculation mode.
Calculation mode means when ODEON is running jobs from the job list, Quick estimate, Global Estimate, 3DGeometry Debugging, 3DBilliard, Investigate Ray Tracing. If more than one instance of ODEON is performing calculations at the same time, time runs faster. During the modelling process, when using modelling programs, importing geometries, viewing geometries etc. ODEON does not at all use ‘hours’
The remote update file should be used only once to update the dongle. If you use the update file more than one time you will get the error message shown below. You can see if your dongle have already been updated to the wanted version/time limit etc. by checking the under the menue Tools in License information.
If it is the first time you use the remote update file, and you get the error message anyway, the error can be corrected. Generating an e-mail with a new remote update request file is explained earlier in this page.