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Where can I get an overview list showing all PowerFactory functions?

An overview of all PowerFactory functions is given in the PowerFactory brochure. The brochure also gives information about which functions are included in the base package and which functions require…

How can I solve the problem "Local licence server does not respond"?

This question applies only to PowerFactory Version 15.2 or previous. If you get the message "Local licence server does not respond", proceed as follows: Execute the application "digactivate.exe",…

How can I modify the Configuration of PowerFactory if I don't have administrator rights?

The configuration of PowerFactory is stored inside the file 'PowerFactory.ini' within the folder 'C:\Program Files\DIgSILENT\PowerFactory XX.X', this folder can only be modified by a User with Windows…

Can I migrate a “PF4E” (PowerFactory for Education) licence to PowerFactory 2016?

Yes, it is possible with the remark that the new PowerFactory 2016 PF4E licence is only available as softkey. Old PF4E licences can be kept and if the university wishes to get PowerFactory 2016, it…

Does the online licence validation apply to softkeys and hardlocks?

Yes, this applies for softkeys and hardlocks.…

How can I transfer my softkey to another computer (e.g. currently used computer shall be replaced)?

Generally the softkey license is bound to the machine on which it was activated and - in contrast to a hardlock - it is not intended to be moved to another machine. However, for justified cases, such…

Is the hardlock key bound to a specific computer?

A USB dongle (hardlock) is not bound to a specific computer, so a dongle workstation licence can be used by different users on different machines, as long as the usage is within the entity the…

When I migrate my PowerFactory licence to the 2016 and up system, can I still work with the former versions?

PowerFactory 15.2 or earlier versions down to PowerFactory 14.1 (Workstation-Licence) or PowerFactory 14.0 (Network-Licence) can still be used with the PowerFactory 2016 and up Licence. Instructions…

What is the difference between USB dongle and softkey?

Up to version 2016, PowerFactory was licensed using a USB dongle and only a small percentage was bound to a softkey. With the 2016 licensing system the old dongles (and softkeys) have to be replaced.…

The currently used licence is not included in the licence activation file of your PowerFactory installation

If you have an active maintenance contract, follow these steps: - Open the download area http://www.digsilent.de/index.php/downloads.html - Enter your email and password - Go to PowerFactory…