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AR# 10408

ModelSim Xilinx Edition (MXE) 5.3d - "Licensing checkout error with feature XE-EVAL-VHDL"


Keywords: ModelSim, MXE, license, licensing, security, checkout, error, feature
XE-EVAL-VHDL, evaluation

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
Upon starting MXE, I encounter the following error message:

"Licensing checkout error with feature XE-EVAL-VHDL"

Though there's clearly a problem, the MXE licensing diagnostic tool reports that
a valid license exists.


If you have acquired a permanent (as opposed to evaluation) license, make
sure that you did not install an evaluation version of MXE. The install program
will give you the option to either "Install MXE" or "Evaluate a ModelSim
Product." Make sure the version you install correlates to the type of license you

If the license file is valid but it does not match the installed version of MXE, this
error occurs. (For example, if the valid license file is for the full version of
MXE-VHDL, but the installed version is MXE-Eval, the error appears.)

This is because the MXE license diagnostic tool only checks for the validity of the
license file. It does not compare the compatibility between the license file and
the installed version.
AR# 10408
Date 08/11/2003
Status Archive
Type ??????