1.2.4 Standalone Licenses
Guide to running Karamba3D with a standalone license.
Standalone licenses are only supported for workshops and universities.
Place (drag and drop) the "License"-component on the grasshopper canvas. This can be found in the Karamba3D tab.
Place the "License"-component on the grasshopper canvas and right click on the red “K” icon or the "License" label. Select "Save machine-id file" from the menu.
You will receive a return email within 1 working day with a “XXX_License.lic” -file which turns your Karamba3D TRIAL installation into PRO or EDU version.
Save this license file somewhere on your computer where you can easily find it.
Make sure to unblock the license before installing it. Right click on the file in Windows Explorer and go to Properties. If the file is blocked, there will be an option to ‘Unblock’ the file at the bottom of the Properties Window. You may need to adjust your Administrator or Security settings to be able to unblock the file.
Make sure you open Rhino as administrator before installing the license (right click and select ‘Run as Administrator’). You will need to have administrator rights.
Open Grasshopper and place the "License"-component on your Grasshopper canvas. Right-click on the red “K” icon or the "License" label of the "License"-component and select “Load license file“.
Locate the "XXX_License.lic" that you received in the license package. Click "Open" to load the license.
Close Rhino and Grasshopper and open Rhino once more, this time in standard mode.
The panel displays the status and expiration date of the license.
Errors occur if you do not open Rhino as Administrator or if you do not unblock the file before loading it into Karamba3d.
Make sure Rhino is closed and that the "license.lic"-file is unblocked.
Rename the license-file to: "license.lic" and move (overwrite) it to the License folder of your Karamba3d installation.
This can be: C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Karamba or C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Karamba.
Renaming the license file to "licensePRO.lic" ensures that the file is not erased upon installing Karamba3D updates.
Restart Rhino and your license should run.
Upon successful installation of the license you should be able to open example files which have more than 20 beam elements or 50 shell elements. Double check if the license and correct Karamba3D version are installed by opening the below definition: