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Friday, July 02, 2010

Install & run Unigraphics NX4 (or older) in Windows 7 and Vista

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Warning/Disclaimer ityadi: Assuming that you, the person facing this problem, owns a licensed, legitimate copy of the software. You got no business taking my name when the aunty-piracy overlords throw you in ze gulag for using warez – Comprende?

The problem lies not with the Software [Unigraphics NX], but with its license manager that is supposed to run as a service in the computer. It enables you to run Unigraphics NX on workstations that access the license manager before running. However, the license mangers of Unigraphics NX4 and Unigraphics NX3 [and possibly other older versions] fails to run as a service in Windows 7 [and also Windows Vista], thereby terminating the installation. As a result Unigraphics NX will refuse to work even if installed on your workstation.

There is a workaround though. Installation of the License Manager terminates when it tries to start the file – meaning the file has already been transferred to the Hard Disk – and when it fails to start, it informs you so, after which you cancel the installation process.

Install and run Unigraphics NX4 [or older] on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • After you receive the message saying that installation failed to start the service, do not click Cancel immediately.
  • Instead, go to the following location [or the path you had selected for installing the license manager – this one is the default location]:

Install and run Unigraphics NX4 [or older] on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

C:\Program Files\UGS\License Servers\UGNXFLEXlm

  • Copy all the files that you find inside the folder UGNXFLEXlm.

Install and run Unigraphics NX4 [or older] on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Create a new folder somewhere else, say the root of your c: drive, and name it suitably – say UGNXlm, and transfer the files you had copied into the newly created folder.
  • Now you may click on the Cancel button, I had asked you not to click on earlier.
  • Open Notepad and copy-paste the following into it [uncheck Word Wrap (Format>Word Wrap) to be safe]:

echo @C:\UGNXlm\lmgrd -c c:\UGNXlm\ugnx3.lic -l C:\UGNXlm\log.txt >c:\UGNXlm\nx3_server.cmd

Install and run Unigraphics NX4 or NX3 in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

where, ugnx3.lic should be replaced by the .lic file name of your license file. You may also replace nx3_server with a name of your choice.

  • Save that notepad file, giving it a name “nx3_server.cmd” including the double-inverted commas as shown. The file name [here, nx3_server.cmd] should be same as the name you had used inside the Notepad file [.cmd].

Install and run Unigraphics NX4 or NX3 in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  • Once done, it will create a new file nx3_server.cmd [in my case].
  • Before starting Unigraphics, run this .cmd file. After this, Unigraphics NX should run without issues.
  • If, unlike me, you happen to use Unigraphics frequently, then you may copy a shortcut of the .cmd file [nx3_server.cmd] to the startup folder. License manager will start the moment you log into Windows.

If you also happen to own a licensed copy of Unigraphics NX5 or beyond, then you could copy the lmgrd.exe file from there and use it to replace the file having the same name in NX4.

Hat tip NXway

Godspeed


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33 comments:

  1. Very useful,thanks.
    Now Nx3 works fine on windows7.

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  2. Hello vskamath,
    Glad to hear that you found this useful to get NX3 working again on Windows 7.

    Regards :)

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  3. Hello,
    I tried to install NX4 using your method. But it does'nt work. when I launch NX4, it said me in a pop-up window: your application was not able to obtain a license because the FLEXlm license manager could not determine where to find the licensing data it needs. Please choose one of the following
    specify the license server
    specify the license file

    When I specify the license server, It don't work.

    As I have NX6.0 I tried to use lmgrd from NX6.0. But the same message come back when I launch I-DEAS.

    I have ABAQUS6.5 installed in my PC also. So may this cause a problem for the license or the port?

    Thank you in advance,

    Best regards,

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  4. hi Anon,

    * Did you follow the instructions, about copying all the files to a differnt folder & then creating a file called “nx3_server.cmd”, correctly?

    I suggest you take a look at it again carefully.

    * Also as I had stated, first run the nx3_server.cmd file & then run UG otherwise UG will not be ale to start.

    I haven't been using Unigraphics for some time now & neither is it installed on my current workstation. Please note the points I have just mentioned & follow the instructions carefully again.

    If it does not work out, do let me know. I will get in touch with someone who is using UG in this manner on Windows 7

    Regards
    :)

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    1. hey dear how can it will possible becz i also make taht .cmd file as you said but it's not work ? after make .cmd file than i installing other step i mean main NX and than i run that .cmd file but that file is not working and i see in that folder also i dont have any new file there ? so pls help me ?

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  5. I have do 100% as you have described ( I have been U user for more then 10 years) but the problem is that NX License server is not running!
    What did I wrong/what should I do?

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  6. Hi,
    I followed the instructions to install NX4 for the above error. But I got the error for the initialising the NX as "initialization error-UG FLEXlm Error: The license server has not been started yet, or UGII_LICENSE_FILE is set to the wrong port@host. [-15]". Even I checked for the variable. Its set to correct path as 27000@COMPUTER NAME.

    please help in this regards.

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  7. hi.I followed the instructions to install NX4 for the above error. But I got the error for the initialising the NX as "initialization error-UG FLEXlm Error: The license server has not been started yet, or UGII_LICENSE_FILE is set to the wrong port@host. [-15]". Even I checked for the variable. Its set to correct path as 27000@COMPUTER NAME.

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    1. i got same error please admin give me the solution

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  8. I tried installing a incensed version of nx 3.0 on my toshiba laptop, running windows xp. The computer is from 2002. Every time I try to open nx, I get a error message saying that I have a run time c++ error. any ideas, thank you.

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  9. I successfully installed the nx4 in window 7 as per given procedure.thanks for ur help.
    @all:who are unable to install the nx:
    After create nx4_server.cmd(for nx4)in notepad as per given procedure go to the UGNXlm folder and u can see that there is craeted one 'nx4_sever'.Run it and enjoy NX!!!!

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    1. Hello All,

      I too got success instaling NX 4.
      I did same as given in this article and i was find the nx4_server file in UGNXLM folder (which was created after I run nx4_server.cmd file). I run it and I started UG after done above now its working fine.
      -Karthikeyan Subbiyan

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    2. hey dear how can it will possible becz i also make taht .cmd file as you said but it's not work ? after make .cmd file than i installing other step i mean main NX and than i run that .cmd file but that file is not working and i see in that folder also i dont have any new file there ? so pls help me ?

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    3. hey dear how can it will possible becz i also make taht .cmd file as you said but it's not work ? after make .cmd file than i installing other step i mean main NX and than i run that .cmd file but that file is not working and i see in that folder also i dont have any new file there ? so pls help me ?

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  10. I unsuccessfully installed the nx3 in window 7 as per given procedure.

    I get two errors:
    THE GRAPHICS WINDOW HAS DETECTED AN ERROR AND IS NOT ABLE TO INITIALIZE
    and
    GENERAL FAULT EXCEPTION

    Please tell me how to deal with the two errors.

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  11. i successfully installed UG NX4 on my pc.thanks for instuctions.

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    1. Please tell me the procedure, how to you install UG NX4 in windows 7

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  12. I unsuccessfully installed the nx4 in window 7 as per given procedure.

    i get error:

    NX Licence Errr: The module gateway is not on your licence file.[-18]

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    1. sounds like wrong license

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  13. Dear All,

    You may not find all the files needed to copy in the location(C:\Program Files\UGS\License Servers\UGNXFLEXlm) mentioned by the author.

    I found the files in folowing folder instead,
    C:\Program Files\UGS\NX 4.0\UGFLEXLM

    I copied all the files from here and pasted in "C:\Program Files\UGS\License Servers\UGNXFLEXlm" as well as in new location "UGNXlm" folder.

    Then I created nx4_server.cmd as told by author and run it. now a new file with same name "nx4_server" created automatically in "UGNXlm" folder. Now I run and start the UG, after this my UG working fine.

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    1. Hello
      I was installed nx4 but when i try to launch i-deas 12, i have an error occurred : operating system access denied on the I-DEAS TEAM MASTER directory. Modify the access privileges and retry the operation.

      can you show me how to fix this problem ?

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  14. thanks
    your procedure was good could install on both XP ( desk top ) and windows 7 (on laptop)

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  15. hey friends
    i am also trying to run nx4 in window 7 but i can't...i also make "nx4_server.cmd" file in notepad but it's dosent work !! can you pls help me ?
    Thanks in advance.

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    1. i just clik on that .CMD file but it's dosent work ? what i do now anyboddy help me ?????

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  17. thanks buddy...i did it on my windows 8

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  18. who is sussesful install please give install files,i have download on internet but not work
    Plz upload worked files

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  19. thanks admin! it's worked well

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  20. thanks a lot.
    UG NX4 already running on windows 7.

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  21. please tell how to load nx 4 in windows7 32 bit

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