How to Generate a New License File for NX 12

November 16, 2017

Upgrading your version of NX to NX 12? Follow these steps to generate a license file for NX 12. Keep in mind that a new version of NX requires a new License and a new License Manager. Also keep in mind our handy installation guide for “How to Install NX 12.0.1”

1. Download a new license file for NX12 from Siemens PLM.

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2. Select Licenses and sign in.

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3. Then select Passwords and License Files.

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4. Then select Unigraphics NX and Version 12 then continue. You’ll get a new license file generated for NX12.

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5. You’ll get a ugnx12.dat file in a download window.

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6. In your NX 12 install media, select “Install License Manager”

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7. When within the dialogs, you’ll be prompted to upgrade and you can select a new license file, since a new version of NX requires a new license manager.

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8. Choose Replace License File than navigate to where you downloaded the ugnx12.dat file.

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9. If you navigate to the location of your license file (to find the location, launch LMTOOLS > Config Services tab) and open the splm8.lic file in a text editor, you’ll see Version: 12 in the upper right of the license file.

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10. Get stuck or need help? Contact our NX CAD Support

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