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Enhanced Licence Activation Key format

We are now using an enhanced Licence Activation Key format. The old V1 keys only had 1 digit to represent the year, e.g. V1-CIR5-27019-REN-00227-COMI-991B represented 2020. The new V2 keys use 2 digits to represent the year, e.g. V2-CIR5-27019-REN-200227-COMI-1E78 represents 2020. If you use an old V1 Activation Key in the latest software (with a version date of 20 February 2019 or later), you will get this error message: Sorry, the Licence Activation Key is not the correct length. It should look something like this: V2-CIR6-27019-REN-200205-PROF-B769 Please contact Mincad Systems to get a replacement Licence Activation Key. If you use a new V2 Activation Key in any older software (with a version date prior to 20 February 2019): e.g. V2-CIR5-27019-REN-200105-COMI-1E78 Sorry,…

What HIPAVE 5.0 files do I need to backup?

To find out what data folder is currently being used: Click . The data folder will be shown in the “Data Path” field. By default this will be “C:UsersPublicPublic DocumentsMincad SystemsHIPAVE5data”. To backup your data: At the very minimum you only need to back-up all the *.cls files and the database files LAYERS.MDB and LOADS.MDB. There is only one possible catch. HIPAVE is designed to use the latest (and only the latest) versions of the relevant data from the databases when you run an analysis. If you change ANY of the data that was used by previously run jobs, if you run those jobs again they will use the latest data, not the historical data. This is by design. To…

How do I transfer my HIPAVE 5.0 files to another PC?

To find out what data folder is currently being used (for either PC): Click . The data folder will be shown in the “Data Path” field. By default this will be “C:UsersPublicPublic DocumentsMincad SystemsHIPAVE5data”. To transfer your HIPAVE 5.0 files to another PC: Make sure all instances of HIPAVE are closed. Copy all the files. Of course, if the destination PC has important HIPAVE data you should back up those files first.…

Error Number: 9201 – Hardware Lock has not been activated to run HIPAVE 5.0

If you have purchased an upgrade to HIPAVE 5.0 to use on an existing hardware lock: You must key in a special activation code to set the Hardware Lock to run HIPAVE 5.0. Make sure you have your activation code handy before proceeding. Before doing this you must have installed the Sentinel System Driver (click here for instructions) ANDHIPAVE 5.0 for the first time. The Licence Activation Key provided by Mincad Systems will be of the form: V1-HIP1-26719-REN-70611-COMI-7146 Copy the key to the Windows clipboard (by highlighting it and then Control+C). Make sure your CIRCLY/APSDS Hardware Lock is plugged in. Start HIPAVE from the Windows Start menu (HIPAVE 5.0/HIPAVE 5.0). Click on the menu item “Help”, then “Licence Activation Key”. You will then see this form: Paste (Control+V) your Licence Activation Key into the box,…