FastCAM License Dongle
USB Dongle
with Unique License Number
Software Licensing & Security

FastCAM use two different forms of anti-piracy technology designed to verify that the FastCAM product you purchased has been legitimately licensed. Hardware protected (dongle) and Software Protected (serial number). All licenses sold over the web are Single User although multi-user versions are available for selected products.

FastCAM® (including embedded programs FastPLOT™, FastNEST®, & FastPATH™), FastPIPE™, FastFRAME™ and FastTRACK® are protected by a USB Security Key, commonly known as a Dongle. In addition, some of the older versions of FastLINK™, FastBEAM™ and FastSHAPES® were dongle-protected.

All licenses sold over the web are for a Single User or Workstation, however you are free to install dongle-protected products on multiple PC's and move the dongle from PC to PC for activation.

The dongles are etched with a unique number. The dongle is also encoded with a specific, per-user license key, which enables particular features in the application. Our dongle database tracks these numbers and records all the options that have been enabled. If you obtained your software from a machine supplier, you can email us your License (dongle number) and we will tell you what software programs can be activated.

A Software License Manager is now used to protect the following FastCAM products: FastCAM® Quote Everything™, FastCUT®, FontGEN, Outline, FastSHAPES®, Tradesman in a Box™, FastBEAM™, FastCAM® CAD Analyzer and FastLINK™.

This method of security is designed to be simple and unobtrusive for customers who legitimately acquire the software license and is used by most major software distribution companies.

All licenses sold over the web are for a Single User or Workstation and are locked to the unique ID of a specific PC however if you change your PC this license can be transferred. See below.

When you purchase your software online, an email will be sent with your License ID number. You enter this number, along with the password you created. This activates the software.

!! Important Note: Changes to your PC will disrupt User Permissions !!

If you buy a new PC or change your hard drive or Operating System, you will need to transfer your license. This is the case for many other programs that rely on software protection. For more information go to the How To area of the FastCAM Community Forum. (Dongle-protected product licensing is not affected by hardware changes however some of the very old dongles may need to be upgraded to obtain the latest drivers).

Licensing Errors

If you have forgotten to transfer your license and get user permission errors: Customers on current Service and Maintenance Agreements can contact us to reactivate their software if they have disrupted their licensing. Re-activations are strictly controlled to ensure adequate security and proper licensing of the software. There is a limit on these re-activations and the application is subject to approval by FastCAM. It is at FastCAM’s reasonable discretion as to whether or not the user would have to Pay for a Product Upgrade, Service Fee or New License. If you are on a service plan and want to apply for a Re-Activation Code email us with all the details and we will instruct you on the process.

Not on a Service Plan?

Unfortunately, FastCAM cannot re-license single programs sold through our web store. With our much lower pricing model, we cannot justify the applicable service/support/admin cost of re-issuing licenses. Particularly, for software purchased years ago because those versions are now archived. We can only recommend that you purchase a current version through our web store.

FastCAM reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.