Remote Key Upgrade

by GRAPHISOFT, Marton Kiss and Greg Kmethy · updated: 12.01.2012

WIBU hardware protection keys (WibuKey and CodeMeter) for GRAPHISOFT products can be remotely programmed via:

If you have recently purchased a GRAPHISOFT product (ArchiCAD, BIMx, MEP modeler, license borrowing option), you will receive an empty keyplug (either a plastic teal-colored key called WibuKey or a metal key called CodeMeter) that you need to “load” through the upgrade site.

If you are an ArchiCAD subscriber, software upgrades are automatically enabled for your key as they are available. You need to use the same site to upgrade your key.


Process

  1. Install ArchiCAD using the DVD or the downloaded installer that is available on https://myarchicad.com/. During the installation choose the type of the protection key you have (Wibu or CodeMeter)
  2. If you don’t have ArchiCAD on the computer: Install the WibuKey or CodeMeter driver from the ArchiCAD install DVD or from GRAPHISOFT’s WIBU download page. Make sure the keyplug is NOT attached while you are installing the driver.
  3. Reboot your computer.
  4. Plug the hardware key into your computer. Make sure only one keyplug is attached at a time.
  5. Make sure ArchiCAD is not running. If you are upgrading a NET key, make sure that no one is using ArchiCAD licenses from that key.
  6. Launch an Internet browser, the best is using: Internet Explorer (on PC) or Safari (on Mac).
  7. Visit https://upgrade.graphisoft.com – enable the Java applet when prompted.
  8. Select the preferred language.
  9. Click on the image of the key you have.KeySelector.png
  10. Select the key you would like to upgrade and click on check keyplug. (Products with 128-xxxxxxx format keyplug number are the license files of the software based license borrowing. These shouldn’t be managed here. Choose the keyplug number that starts with 2- if you have a silver/CodeMeter key.)LoadKeyplug.png
  11. In case your selected keyplug is empty, the recently purchased license will appear and be available for programming. Click Upgrade/Load Selected keyplug button at the bottom of the page.LoadKeyplug2.png
    In case your selected keyplug is already programmed, the current content and the content after this programming will appear on the page. Click Upgrade/Load Selected keyplug button at the bottom of the page.LoadKeyplug3.png
  12. Please confirm your choice by clicking OK in the upcoming windows.OK.png
  13. After the confirmation, click Start Programming in the upcoming windows. Please don’t unplug the keyplug during the process.StartProgramming.png
  14. As the last step, the programmed license will appear. Now you can unplug the keyplug.

Troubleshooting

For detailed software requirements and troubleshooting steps see: RemoteKeyUpgrade/Troubleshooting

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Requirements of the site To use the upgrade site , you will need: A key that is eligible for upgrade and is connected to the computer. An active Internet connection. Installed protection key driver ( WibuKey or CodeMeter based on the type of key you…

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