Installation and Startup : MagicDraw

1. Installing MagicDraw

1.1. Installing MagicDraw – using installer

Windows 98/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

  1. Before you begin, ensure that your computer meets the minimal system requirements for running the program.
  2. Download either:
    • MagicDraw_<version number>_win.exe (MagicDraw_<version number>_PE_win.exe of Personal edition or MagicDraw_Reader_<version number>_win.exe of Reader edition) for 32-bit Windows.
    • MagicDraw_<version number>_win64.exe (MagicDraw_<version number>_PE_win64.exe of Personal edition or MagicDraw_Reader_<version number>_win64.exe of Reader edition) for 64-bit Windows.
  3. Double-click the installer.
  4. If the User Account Control dialog appears asking your permission for the installer to make changes in your computer, click Yes.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install MagicDraw.
  6. To start MagicDraw, do one of the following:
    • On the taskbar in Windows, click the Start button, and then, click MagicDraw.
    • Open the MagicDraw installation\bin folder and double-click the magicdraw.exe file.

 

Mac OS X

  1. Before you begin, ensure that your computer meets the minimal system requirements for running the application.
  2. If you use earlier versions than MagicDraw 17.0.5, 17.0.4 SP2, you must have the JVM installed on your computer.  See the list of recommended Java versions: http://www.nomagic.com/support/jvm-list.html
  3. Download MagicDraw_<version number>_mac.dmg (MagicDraw_<version number>_PE_mac.dmg of Personal edition or MagicDraw_Reader_<version number>_mac.dmg of Reader edition).
  4. Double-click the installer.
  5. In the MagicDraw installation window, drag the MagicDraw folder to the Applications folder.
  6. Close the MagicDraw installation window.
  7. To start MagicDraw, open the Application / MagicDraw installation folder and double-click the MagicDraw.app file.
  8. If the message appears asking your permission to open the file, click Open.

Unix

  1. Ensure that your computer meets the minimal system requirements for running the application.
  2. You must have the JVM installed on your computer. See the list of recommended Java versions: http://www.nomagic.com/support/jvm-list.html
  3. Download MagicDraw_<version number>_unix.sh (MagicDraw_<version number>_PE_unix.sh of Personal edition or MagicDraw_Reader_<version number>_unix.sh of Reader edition).
  4. From the MagicDraw_<version number>_unix.sh shortcut menu, select the Properties command and then click to select the Allow executing file as program check box. 
  5. Double-click the installer and press the Run button.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install MagicDraw.
  7. To start MagicDraw, open the MagicDraw installation/bin folder and double-click the magicdraw file.

1.2. Installing MagicDraw – using no-install package

You can download the no-install package to run the product on any operating system, compatible with Java 6 or 7.

  1. You must have the JVM installed on your computer.  See the list of recommended Java versions: http://www.nomagic.com/support/jvm-list.html
  2. Ensure that your computer meets the minimal system requirements for running the application.
  3. Download MagicDraw_<version number>_no_install.zip (MagicDraw_<version number>_PE_no_install.zip of Personal edition or MagicDraw_Reader_<version number>_no_install.zip of Reader edition).
  4. Extract files.
  5. To start MagicDraw, according to OS, do one of the following:
  • On Windows OS - open the MagicDraw_<version number>_no_install\bin folder and double click the magicdraw.exe file.
  • On Mac OS - open the MagicDraw_<version number>_no_install folder and double-click the MagicDraw.app file.
  • On Unix – open the MagicDraw_<version number>_no_install folder and double-click the magicdraw file.

1.3. Uninstalling MagicDraw

Windows 98/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

To uninstall MagicDraw, in the MagicDraw installation > UninstallerData folder, double-click the Uninstall MagicDraw file.

Mac OS X

To uninstall MagicDraw, right-click the MagicDraw installation folder and from the shortcut menu, select Move to Trash.

Unix

To uninstall MagicDraw, in the MagicDraw installation > UninstallerData folder, double-click the Uninstall MagicDraw file.

1.4. Removing MagicDraw no-install package

Windows 98/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

To remove MagicDraw, delete the MagicDraw installation folder.

Mac OS X

To remove MagicDraw, right-click the MagicDraw installation folder, and then, from the shortcut menu, select Move to Trash.

Unix

To remove MagicDraw, delete the MagicDraw installation folder.

2. Starting MagicDraw for the first time and activating licenses

2.1. Starting MagicDraw by using demo or evaluation license  

NOTE.  License activation is not required for the demo and evaluation licenses.

Starting MagicDraw

  1. Save the license key file locally (after purchasing MagicDraw the license key file is emailed to you).
  2. Start MagicDraw for the first time.
  3. In the Import Configuration dialog, do one of the following:
  • If you want to import the environment options from an earlier MagicDraw version, select the location and click Import.
  • If you want to use the default environment options, click Use Default.
  1. In the MagicDraw License Agreement dialog, read the license agreement and click I agree.

Unlocking MagicDraw

  1. In the MagicDraw License Manager dialog, click the Select License Key Files button, and then in the Select License Key File dialog, select the license key file. Click Open.
  2. In the License Configuration dialog, learn about the license information and click OK.

Registering installation

  1. In the Registration dialog, fill out the registration form and click Register.

Performing other actions

  1. In the Evaluation Startup Message dialog, learn about plugins and their expiration date and click OK.
  2. In the MagicDraw Startup dialog, select the perspective or integrations if required. Click OK, when finished. For more information, see the “Customizing and Selecting Perspective” section in MagicDraw UserManual.pdf.

2.2. Starting MagicDraw with commercial license - when the license purchased on the same account and internet connection is present

Preconditions: You have the account created on www.nomagic.com
You have purchased the product and received the license keys.
Your computer has internet connection.

Starting MagicDraw

  1. Save the license key file locally (you will receive the license key file to your mailbox after purchasing MagicDraw).
  2. Start MagicDraw for the first time.
  3. In the Import Configuration dialog, do one of the following:
  • If you want to import the environment options from an earlier MagicDraw version, select the location and click Import.
  • If you want to use the default environment options, click Use Default.
  1. In the MagicDraw License Agreement dialog, read the license agreement and click I agree if you want to continue using software.

Performing identification to obtain licenses automatically and activating MagicDraw license online

To determine a license owner, the user identification is requested during activation process.

The commercial license activation is required after the purchase transaction has been completed. The activation process allows receiving the commercial license dedicated for the particular machine.

  1. In the MagicDraw License Manager dialog, click the Activate button.
  2. In the Activation dialog, click Online Activation.  
  3. In the Identification Request dialog, do one of the following:
  • Click the Select License Key File button. Then in the Select License Key File dialog, select the license key file and click Open.
  • Enter the login name and password of the license owner and click Identify.
  • In the Registration dialog, fill out the registration and click Register. Note that registration is mandatory - without registration you will not be able to activate.
  1. In the Select Edition / Plugin dialog, select an edition and plugins to activate and click OK.
  2. In the License Configuration dialog, learn about the license information and click OK.

Performing other actions

  1. In the Evaluation Startup Message dialog, learn about plugins and their expiration dates and click OK.
  2. In the MagicDraw Startup dialog, select the perspective or integrations if required. Click OK, when you have finished. For more information, see the “Customizing and Selecting Perspective” section in MagicDraw UserManual.pdf.

2.3. Starting MagicDraw with commercial license applied manually - internet connection present

Preconditions: You have purchased the product and received the license keys.

Your computer has internet connection.

Starting MagicDraw

  1. Save the license key file locally (you will receive the license key file to your mailbox after purchasing MagicDraw).
  2. Start MagicDraw for the first time.
  3. In the Import Configuration dialog, do one of the following:
  • If you want to import the environment options from an earlier MagicDraw version, select the location and click Import.
  • If you want to use the default environment options, click Use Default.
  1. In the MagicDraw License Agreement dialog, read the license agreement and click I agree.
  2. In the License Configuration dialog, learn about the license information and click OK.

Unlocking MagicDraw

  1. In the MagicDraw License Manager dialog, click the Select License Key Files button, and then in the Select License Key File dialog, select the license key file and click Open.

Activating MagicDraw license online

The commercial license activation is required after the purchase transaction has been completed. The activation process allows receiving the commercial license dedicated for the particular machine.

  1. In the Activation dialog, click Online Activation.  

Registering installation

Registration is mandatory - without registration you will not be able to activate.

  1. In the Registration dialog, fill out the registration and click Register.

Performing other actions

  1. In the Select Edition / Plugin dialog, click to select the edition and one or more plugins.  Click OK, when finished.
  2. In the License Configuration dialog, learn about the license information and click OK.
  3. In the Evaluation Startup Message dialog, learn about plugins and their expiration date and click OK
  4. In the MagicDraw Startup dialog, select the perspective or integrations if required. Click OK, when finished. For more information, see the “Customizing and Selecting Perspective” section in MagicDraw UserManual.pdf.

2.4. Starting MagicDraw with commercial license – no internet connection present

Preconditions: You have purchased the product and received the license keys.

Your computer has internet connection.

Starting MagicDraw

  1. Save the license key file locally (you will receive the license key file to your mailbox after purchasing MagicDraw).
  2. Start MagicDraw for the first time.
  3. In the Import Configuration dialog, do one of the following:
  • If you want to import the environment options from an earlier MagicDraw version, select the location and click Import.
  • If you want to use the default environment options, click Use Default.
  1. In the MagicDraw License Agreement dialog, read the license agreement and click I agree.

Activating MagicDraw license in offline mode

The commercial license activation is required after the purchase transaction has been completed. The activation process allows receiving the commercial license dedicated for the particular machine.

  1. In the MagicDraw License Manager dialog, click the Activate button.
  2. In the Activation dialog, click Offline Activation.
  3. In the Offline Activation dialog, copy the text from the Host ID box. Note that without Host ID you will not be able to activate online.
  4. Open a new document, paste the Host ID and then save the document. Note that do not close dialogs in MagicDraw. You will return to them after the few steps.
  5. On the computer that has a connection to the Internet, go to www.nomagic.com.
  6. In the upper-right corner, click the Login button and then login with the license owner account.
  7.  Click to open the Licenses tab, and then the Activation tab.
  8.  Under the Activation Records table, click the Create License Activation button. Note that the button is active only if you are logged in as the license owner.
  9.  In the Create New License Activation Record window, type the email address, click the Host ID box, paste the Host ID, and select the license to activate. Click Save when finished. In the Activation Records table, the new record is displayed.
  10.  In the Activation Records table, in the Get key column, click the send Send button to receive the license key by email or click the download Download button to save the key locally. You will receive the activated license key file, for example, Activated_key_For_<first name>_<last name>.lic.
  11.  In MagicDraw, the Offline Activation dialog (see step 7 of this procedure), click the Select License Key Files button.
  12.  In the Select License Key Files dialog, select the Activated_Key_For_<first name>_<last name>.lic file and click Open.
  13.  In the License Configuration dialog, learn about the license information and click OK.

Performing other actions

  1. In the MagicDraw Startup dialog, select the perspective or integrations if required. Click OK, when finished. For more information, see the “Customizing and Selecting Perspective” section in MagicDraw UserManual.pdf.

3. Deactivating MagicDraw license

The deactivation is the process allowing the return of activated licenses to the license pool. You may remove and return all activated (locked to the particular machine) commercial licenses by deactivating them.

3.1. Deactivating MagicDraw license - internet connection present

  1. Start MagicDraw.
  2. From the Help menu, select License Manager.
  3. In the MagicDraw License Manager dialog, click the Deactivate button.
  4. When you receive the message asking if you would like to deactivate the used licenses, click Yes.
  5. Restart MagicDraw.

3.2. Deactivating MagicDraw license – no internet connection present

  1. Start MagicDraw.
  2. From the Help menu, select License Manager.
  3. In the MagicDraw License Manager dialog, click the Deactivate button.
  4. When you receive the message asking if you would like to deactivate the used licenses, click Yes.
  5. In the HTTP Proxy Server Connection dialog, click OK.
  6. In the Offline License Deactivation dialog, copy the text from the License Deactivation ID box.
  7. Open a new document, paste the License Deactivation ID and then save the document.
  8. In MagicDraw, the Offline License Deactivation dialog, click OK.
  9. When you receive the message informing that MagicDraw will exit, click OK.
  10. On the computer that has a connection to the Internet, go to www.nomagic.com.
  11. In the upper-right corner, click the Login button and then login with the license owner account.
  12. Click the Licenses tab, and then click the Activation tab.
  13. In the Enter License Deactivation ID box, paste the text from the License Deactivation ID box.
  14. Click the Submit button. At the top of the window, under the Licenses tab, you can see the text: Successfully deactivated products.

3.3. Deactivating MagicDraw license if the installation has been lost or corrupted

IMPORTANT! This deactivation should be used only if the deactivation in the product is not available: if the installation has been lost or corrupted. This method of deactivation decreases the available rehost limit.

  1. Go to www.nomagic.com.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click the Login button and then login with the license owner account.
  3. Click the Licenses tab, and then click the Activation tab.
  4. In the Activated products column, click the edit Edit button.
  5. In the Edit Activation window, click to open the Deactivate tab.
  6. Click to select the license and click the Deactivate Selected button.
  7. When you receive the message asking if you would like to deactivate the selected licenses, click Yes.
  8. In the Products available to activate table, under the Rehosts column you will see that the allowed rehost number decreased. For example, if the rehost number is 1 of 2, you will be able to deactivate offline only once.

4. Moving MagicDraw to another computer (rehosting license)

Moving the activated (locked to the particular computer) license from one machine to another is called rehosting.

  1. Deactivate the license on the old MagicDraw installation.

NOTE. Use deactivation from the software side or the deactivation with the License Deactivation ID. It is treated as the confirmed deactivation and does not decrease available rehost limit.

  1. Install MagicDraw on the new computer.
  2. Start MagicDraw.

5. Updating MagicDraw

Client projects are not forward compatible. Therefore, it is not possible to open project files with an earlier program version (for example, version 17.0.5) after projects are saved with the later program version (for example, version 18.0).

Before updating MagicDraw with floating keys, do not forget to apply a new key to the FlexNet license server (for version 16.8 and later).

5.1. Automatic MagicDraw update

The automatic update checks the update servers and offers the latest program versions and service packs automatically.

  1. Start MagicDraw.
  2. Save your project before continuing, as MagicDraw will shut down.
  3. If you are using a client with Teamwork Server, disconnect from the Teamwork Server before updating.
  4. On the Help menu, click Check for Updates.
  5. If updates are found, the Update Information dialog appears. Do one of the following:
  6. Click Update to New Version, to apply the latest released product version.
  7. Click Apply Patch, to apply the latest released service pack.
  8. When you receive the message asking if you would like to download the newer Java version, click Yes. For more information about the recommended Java version, see http://www.nomagic.com/support/jvm-list.html.
  9. When you receive the message that the software will shut down, click OK.
  10. If you are updating to the new version, when you receive the message that the deactivation is successful, click OK. Then start MagicDraw.

TIP: To check the MagicDraw version, from the Help menu, select About MagicDraw and click the Licensing tab.

NOTE. If you are using a client integrated with any IDE, please reintegrate the client with this IDE after updating.

5.2. Manual MagicDraw update

If your computer does not have Internet connection or an automatic updating service does not work, it is possible to update MagicDraw manually.

  1. Deactivate the current MagicDraw license.
  2. Download and install the new MagicDraw version.
  3. Start MagicDraw. For more information, see Starting MagicDraw for the first time.

TIP. To check the MagicDraw version, from the Help menu, select About MagicDraw and then click the Licensing tab.

NOTE. If you are using a client integrated with any IDE, please reintegrate the client with this IDE after updating.

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