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How do I license Build-A-Board?

If you haven't already, download and install Build-A-Board on the system you want to develop boards on. Typically this isn't your target device, but a development/personal system. Click here to Download Build-A-Board. There are also videos: Watch "How to Install Build-A-Board" video and Watch "How to License Build-A-Board" video

As of January 2018, the Build-A-Board builder/keyboard layout designer tool is available at no cost. A Build-A-Board.com account is required to obtain a license so boards can be built without the "Evaluation Only" tag. With a free account or run-time license account (IMG Personal License Basic or Standard/Professional License) Build-A-Board license, you can create boards that will run on licensed run-time software or licensed devices. To build licensed boards, a Build-A-Board Platform License is required - see below for details on this type of license.

How To License Build-A-Board

Run the IMG License Manager (Licensing Information icon) - either from the Program Group in Windows Explorer, or from the Start Menu in the Build-A-Board group.

The Start Menu icons are available via Windows Explorer at: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Build-A-Board


When unlicensed, you will see the following screen - click on Retrieve System License to retrieve or apply a license to your system.


If this is a new or unrecognized system, a license cannot be retrieved without first adding the system to an existing account, creating a account, or purchasing a license. If you already have an account, follow the following screens to use your Build-A-Board.com credentials and license this system. If you do not have account, see section below to create a Free Account, or select one of the license purchase license options.


Once you've entered your login e-mail and password, and named your system (to help identify licenses in the Build-A-Board.com License Manager tab), click on "Add This System"

For Build-A-Board licenses, you will see the following screen to indicate that the system is now part of your account.


Return to the IMG License Manager, and click again on the Retrieve System License button.


After the license is retrieved from your account, you will see a "Licensed and Registered..." display.



The following section shows what you need to do if you do not have an existing Build-A-Board.com account, and wish to create a Free Account.
Enter your First Name/Last Name/e-mail address and create a password of at least 6 characters.


After entering the required information, click on "Create Free Account" to establish your account at Build-A-Board.com.


You will need to check your e-mail inbox for a "Welcome to Build-A-Board" e-mail so you can activate your new account. If you do not receive in 5-10 minutes, be sure to check any spam or junk folders and be sure to add imgpresents.com as a safe sender. Once you receive/open the e-mail, you can click on the link provided, or go to Build-A-Board.com/accounts/ and log on with the provided e-mail/password. Note you can change your password in the Utility tab after you logon.


Return to the IMG License Manager, and click again on the Retrieve System License button.


After the license is retrieved from your account, you will see a "Licensed and Registered..." display.



Notes:

Build-A-Board Platform License

The Build-A-Board Platform License allows you to create then build boards that have the license embedded in the board (KeyBoard File, the .KBF file). When deploying dozens, hundreds, or thousands of devices, this type of license greatly reduces the license management required to deploy and maintain boards at your site or across the enterprise.

This type of license required a Build-A-Board serial # (of the form BAB220??????), a Build-A-Board.com Account, and the appropriate IMG license, e.g. IMG Technology License, or an OEM/Distribution license, etc.

For a general overview of Build-A-Board license options, see this item: http://www.imgpresents.com/imgfaq.htm?keyword=QL0105120441

For detailed usage options using the IMG License Manager, refer to the product help here: http://www.imgpresents.com/bldabrd/guide/html/licensemanager.html

Because custom boards can be useful to individuals and to global enterprises and everything in between, there are various license options available to address all types of customers. If there are questions, or you wish to discuss any issues with the available license options, please contact IMG Customer Service.

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