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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109782608, Entry date: 04/13/2021

Licensing of Runtime Options with SINUMERIK and SINAMICS with Web License Manager

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The logistics path of electronic CoL and what you have to consider when licensing.

Runtime options for function expansion are available for the SINUMERIK and SINAMICS systems. The options are licensed with the Web License Manager: www.siemens.com/automation/license

You will receive a Certificate of License (CoL) with a license number for each option purchased.

The CoL is delivered in the following variants:
  1. as CoL in paper form by letter or hardware delivery
  2. as an electronic CoL in digital form via e-mail with link to download in the Online Software Delivery Portal (OSD)
  3. as an electronic CoL in digital form on a data carrier (memory card) and in parallel supplemented by e-mail with link to download in the Online Software Delivery Portal (OSD)

Further information on variant 2 - Delivery logistics of an electronic CoL in digital form by e-mail, e.g. when ordering individual Runtime options
The following document shows the logistics route and describes how to get the electronic CoL. 
  202010_License_electronic_CoL_delivery_process_EXTERNAL_EN__V100r.pdf (1,1 MB)

License Key Creation via Web License Manager
You use the (electronic) CoL to create a license key in the Web License Manager. The license key activates the runtime option in the controller.
The following document describes the step-by-step license key creation.

Licensing of runtime options for SINUMERIK
The license key created must then be transferred to the controller.
The following document describes the options for transferring the license key to the SINUMERIK.
  Licensing_SINUMERIK_V100_EN.pdf (1,4 MB)

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