How do I Move or Transfer my IronCAD License and Customisations?


How do I move my IronCAD license and customisations to a different computer?


1. Install IronCAD on the destination machine.
Note: If you have any customisations, catalogs, sheet metal tables etc follow the instruction guide at the bottom of this page before unlicensing and relicensing.

Note: You must be connected to the Internet in order to send your unlicensing details to IronCAD LLC. This is the fastest way to move your IronCAD license to a different machine. Alternatively, you can purchase an IronCAD USB Dongle License which allows you to run the software on any machine the dongle is plugged into.


2. For Windows 10/11 users, click on the Windows Start Button (lower left corner), then search License Management Tool and press the [Enter] key.

IronCAD License Management Tool Windows 10

3. Once the IronCAD License Manager shows up on your screen, select Remove Licenses then click Next.

IronCAD License Manager Remove License

4. On the following confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

IronCAD License Manager Export License

5. Select a folder location and type a file name for your exported license file (in case you want to deactivate offline).

IronCAD Save Export File

6. On the next dialog box, click on Yes if you wish to unlicense IronCAD over the Internet.

IronCAD Send Exported Code to IronCAD via Internet

After a few seconds, your license will be deactivated.

IronCAD License Successfully Exported

Once you have sent the unlicensing information to IronCAD, repeat steps 1 and 2 to load the License Management Tool (IronCAD must be already installed).

Go to How to license IronCAD 


IronCAD settings/customization transfer guide…

Transfer Options: Export your Options from the Options dialog, then Load them in the new PC. 

Keyboard shortcuts from one version to the next:

  1. Copy the XML file(s) from C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\IronCAD\IRONCAD\23.0\Customization to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\IronCAD\IRONCAD\24.0\Customization
  2. Edit the XML file.
  3. Search and replace IRONCAD23 with IRONCAD24 for example (Should be in two places).
  4. Save the XML and start IronCAD.

Transfer Catalogs:
Copy any Catalog .icc files you’ve customized from one PC to the next. The default location for Catalogs is C:\Program Files\IronCAD\2022\AppData\en-us\Catalogs but they could be saved anywhere.

Transfer Sheet Metal:
Copy StockTable and ToolTable files from one PC to another if you have customized them… The default location for the sheet metal tables is C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\IronCAD\IRONCAD\24.0\en-us\SheetMetal 

Transfer Templates:
Copy your custom template files from one PC to another. The default location for templates is C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\IronCAD\IRONCAD\24.0\en-us\Template.