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All About Mathcad Software Installation.


All About Mathcad Software Installation.

We have created this technical tip to help Mathcad users Install software on own. This is a one stop shop for Mathcad software users to get information ranging from  - Software Download, Installation, Licensing, Error's Troubleshooting to General queries related about the product.  This is just a start - We'll keep enhancing this page, as we tend to capture issues or when someone shares his/her findings. 



Is it possible to install a single licensed copy of Mathcad Prime 7.0 on both a desktop and a laptop?


If so, are there any special installation instructions?




Okie - This is based on license type

If you have  a locked license then you'll be able to install the software on the specific machine for which the license was generated (Mach ID of the machine). Inshort , locked license is meant to run the software on one machine.


However, if you have a floating license than you have the ability to run it on different machines. FYI, Floating license is a server based license. You install the license on a server and than have the client machine to grab it. 

What's important - The number of machines on which it can run is limited to the number of seats you purchased or are entitled to. 


To exemplify :

Imagine you bought two seats of floating license - Than at any point of time any two machines can utilize the license and run the software.

Another scenario: If you have 1 seat of Mathcad floating license, than you can run it on one machine at any given point of time. If it has to be run on another machine or laptop. Than the first user needs to exit / release the license so that the other user can launch the software on the second /alternate machine. 

I hope the above details answers your question.

Also, i would encourage you to refer the hub Tech Tip in the community it may answers most of your questions or helpful to gain more information related to Mathcad installation/licensing / Troubleshooting


Best Regards,


This is to complicated.

I just want to us the license on my working station and when living the office, i want to use it on my windows 10 tablet.


Insted of setting up a server, it sholud be possible that the computer was checking aggainst Mathcad server and licence aggrement. Or i loged on the Mathcad and hooked of that it shold be locked to the computer while working offline. Then when back on the office the licence could be returned by unlocking the licence and closing the program. Then it would be available on the workstation again.


Please look into the future and make somthing that is up to date with our new world living standard, which is mobility.

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