StrucPLUS Licensing Procedure

Note: After installing StrucPLUS, if the StrucPLUS menu’s are not showing, type spsetup then [Enter]


How do I license StrucPLUS after installing it?

Using StrucPLUS v14 or earlier? Click here.
Using StrucPLUS v15 or later? Read below:


Starting up ARES, AutoCAD or BricsCAD for the first time will prompt with the following dialog box.

StrucPLUS User Details

Enter your full name and email address (compulsory fields), then click OK.

The StrucPLUS Demo will start and be active for 30 days.

StrucPLUS Demo 30 Days

After clicking OK, the License Manager dialog box will appear on your screen.

StrucPLUS License Manager

Note: If the licensing dialog box doesn’t show up, type splicense then [Enter]

Now type SPSETUP to set up StrucPLUS


StrucPLUS can be licensed as Stand Alone or Network:

Stand-Alone License

Make sure the checkbox is ticked, then click on Generate License Request Email button.

This will open Outlook and prepare an email with your computer information in order for CAD International to generate the stand-alone license which we will email back to you. This is a manual process so please don’t expect it immediately.

Network License

StrucPLUS does not require additional software to be installed on the server, only the client machines running AutoCAD and StrucPLUS

Server instructions

A folder needs to be created on the server, with read/write permissions for all users, and shared throughout your local network.

That shared folder must be like \\Server-name\StrucPLUS-Licensing\ for example, or similar.

User workstation instructions

Run your CAD software, then type SPLICENSE, and press [Enter]

Click on the Network License tab, then select your Network License Folder clicking the Browse button.

Alternatively you may type the network address as shown in the example above, making sure the folder has read and write permissions for all users.

Next, click on Generate License Request Email button.

If Outlook is not installed, it will generate a temporary text file that can be copied and pasted into a new email using your preferred email client.

Once you receive your license information from CAD International, copy and paste the code exactly as shown on the email (making sure there are no extra spaces at the front or end of the code) and click on Authorise.

Once you receive your network access code you may copy and paste (including the network license folder path) to as many computers as desired within the same network.