How do I obtain and configure my license for FormingSuite®?

Obtaining a License

Licenses for FormingSuite® can either be stored on a server for use over a network, or on individual PCs. To obtain a license, you must send your Forming ID to Forming Technologies or to your local reseller.

Your Forming ID can be obtained in one of the following ways:

  • At the end of installation, the Forming ID will be displayed and an email is automatically generated. Simply send this email containing the Forming ID to Forming Technologies or to your local reseller and a license file will be emailed back to you.

  • After the software is completely installed, go to your installation folder and run \FormingSuite\Licensing\LICENSE_MANAGER.exe. When the application opens select Get License. This will generate your Forming ID, and an email is automatically generated. Send this email to Forming Technologies or to your local reseller.

You can fax the Forming ID to Forming Technologies by filling out the form LICINFO.doc. This file can be found in the FormingSuite folder. Once the fax is received, a license will be emailed to you.

NOTE: In all three cases, a valid email address is required. We strongly recommend using your company email address.

Configuring a Nodelock License

After receiving the license file, place it in the FormingSuite® Licensing folder (default location is C:\FTI\FormingSuite\Licensing). When Forming Suite is first started, you will see a warning message about your license configuration. After clicking OK, you will be presented with the License Configuration dialogue box asking you to enter a Hostname for Server Licensing or a Filename for Nodelock Licensing. Follow below instruction to set up the nodelock license.

  1. Select Nodelock Filename from the License Configuration dialogue box and click on Browse.

  2. Browse to the folder that contains your license file. Select the license file and click Open. The full path will now appear in the Nodelock Filename textbox as shown below. Note that you can also type in the path name instead of browsing for the file.

  3. In the License Configuration window click OK. A dialogue box will appear informing you that the License Nodelock has been loaded and prompts you to restart FormingSuite®. Click OK.

  4. Restart FormingSuite.

Configuring a Server License

Follow these instructions to configure your server license:

  1. Install the latest FTI LICENSE SERVER installation package on your server (you can download it from our website by going to Support > Downloads > FormingSuite after logging in.)

    Note: You do not need to install the FormingSuite software on your server machine in order to configure your server license.

  2. Run lmtools.exe and make sure that Configuration using Services is checked.

  3. Click on the Configure Services tab.

  4. Type in the path to the lmgrd.exe file, the license file and the log file, which should be in the FormingSuite® folder.

  5. Ensure that Start Server at Power Up and Use Services is checked.

  6. Click on the Save Service button.

  7. Click on the Start/Stop/Reread tab. Make sure your FLEXlm Service 1 appears.

  8. To start the server, click the Start Server button.

  9. Close LMTOOLS by selecting the X in the upper right hand corner.

  10. Go to the client machine and check Server Hostname and enter the name of the license server. Click OK.

    NOTE: You may have to open the windows firewall to the Flex LM utilities to allow the clients to get the license. The following are the steps to create exceptions in the Windows firewall:

    1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    2. In the Control Panel window, select Security Centre and then Windows Firewall.
    3. From Windows Firewall, select the Exceptions tab.
    4. Under Exceptions, press the Add Program button and then browse to lmgrd.exe
    5. Also create an exception for FTI.exe
    6. Press the Add Port button and add exceptions for TCP port 27000 (or the port you are using for serving the license).

  11. A dialogue box will appear informing you that the License Server has been loaded and prompts you to restart FormingSuite®. Click OK.

  12. Restart FormingSuite®.

Configuring the LS-DYNA license for FASTIncremental

The LS-DYNA solver is required for FASTIncremental®. Follow these instructions to configure the license for the solver:

  1. Install the LS-DYNA solver by running the FASTIncremental Solver package (you can download it from our website by going to Support > Downloads > FormingSuite after logging in). The executable will place the LS-DYNA solver in the FormingSuite® root folder (default location is C:\FTI\FormingSuite), create the required system variables, and create the information necessary for the LS-DYNA license request.

  2. Send the LS-DYNA license request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  3. Once you have received the LS-DYNA license (LSTC_FILE), place the file in the same directory as the solver (default location is C:\FTI\FormingSuite).

  4. Restart your machine.


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