How Do I Get a Licence for an OPEN MIND Product?

General questionsGeneral questions

1. What is an activation code?

You can use an activation code to license an OPEN MIND product (such as hyperMILL®). The licenses are written to the dongle during activation.

If you do not yet have an activation code, please request one by sending an e-mail


The activation code is valid for all further hyperMILL® versions.


2. How do I activate my hyperMILL®?

You can use the License Manager to access the license status without administrator privileges. Launch the License Manager as administrator to see the full range of functions. These include the Dongle/Server, Activation Code and Options tabs.

It takes only a few mouse clicks to activate/update your product licence.
Important: You must have an Internet connection.

  • Open the Licence Manager as administrator.
    Windows Start Button | hyperMILL 20xx.x
    Right-click the ‘Licence Manager’ application and then click ‘Run as administrator’.
  • Go to the ‘Dongle/licence server’ tab.
    If you encounter a problem with regard to maintenance dates when running the current hyperMILL® version, please confirm that your maintenance is renewed and that your license is updated by opening License Manager, and checking the status on the Activation Code tab.
  • ‘Activation code’ tab
    If an activation code is available, you will see the words ‘Update available’. Click the ‘Activate licence’ button.
    If there is no activation code available, insert the code and then click the ‘Activate licence’ button.
    If you do not have the activation code to hand, you can request it from your local office.
Network licencesNetwork licences

1. Which port do I have to enable in my firewall?

The license server uses a specific IP port for communication with your PC and your network. The default IP port is 22350 and should not be blocked by your firewall. Make sure your firewall allows communication on this IP port, enabling IP port 22350 to be used freely.


2. When should I specify a dedicated licence server?

Specifying a dedicated license server is generally not necessary.hyperMILL® automatically searches for an OPEN MIND license server. However, if a license server is not automatically detected, go to the Options tab to explicitly specify a license server. Simply enter the name or IP address of the license server.


3. Does the license need the Microsoft .NET Framework?

The hyperMILL® License Manager requires a current .NET version. Please update your system if you do not have the latest version.