Marine Design Plug-in for Rhino

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Orca3D’s licensing system is very flexible, and there may come a time when you need to move, upgrade, or return a license. But for the most part, you just want to install, purchase, activate the license, and get on with your work. The following describes the simple process of doing just that. If you need more detail or cannot activate automatically via the internet, please read through the Licensing chapter of the Help documentation.

Here are the steps (note that Steps 1 and 2 are reversible):


Step 1: Download and Install the Software

Step 2: Purchase the Software, Receive a License Code

Step 3: Activate the Software


And, with a bit more detail:

Step 1: Download and Install the Software

You may download the software from our download page. You must install Rhino first. Next, run the Orca3D installation program, and follow the on-screen prompts. When you next run Rhino, you will see a message telling you that you are running Orca3D in “Evaluation mode.” You may click “No” to begin using and evaluating Orca3D. Before your 15 day evaluation period is up, you should purchase a license (assuming of course, that the software meets your needs).


Step 2: Purchase the Software, Receive a License Code

You may purchase the software on the order page of our website, or through a reseller. You will receive an 18-digit License Code. Do not lose this code.

Step 3: Activate the Software

Start Rhino, and in the Orca3D Evaluation message, click “Yes.” The License Manager dialog will be shown:


Select “Internet Activate,” and then type or paste your License Code into the field at the bottom of the dialog. Click on “Activate.” You will see the following message, and you are finished with the Licensing process. You are given the option to register your license, which makes it easier for us to help you with any license issues that you may have in the future.


If you receive an error or don’t receive the message above, it may be due to a firewall issue, or because you’re not connected to the Internet. To activate your license using a proxy server, or to activate manually by phone or email, please read the “Automatic Activation with a Proxy Server” or “Manual Activation using email/phone” sections of the “Licensing Orca3D” section in the Licensing chapter of the Help.