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Getting Started

Before using SDC Verifier make sure that Simcenter Femap with Nastran is installed on your computer. List of supported by SDC Verifier CAE versions can be checked here.

Femap allows connecting to the first run instance. SDC Verifier connects to the first run instance and checks if the model is opened. If not, it opens the model automatically. If the model is opened in another instance it will be opened in the First instance as read-only.


Do not use Modify - Renumber command in Femap during your work with SDC Verifier. This will lead to the wrong results or errors because SDC Verifier and FEMAP entities are strongly connected with their ID numbers.


After the installation SDC Verifier is not licensed. The License Manager will appear automatically:

License Manager SDC Verifier

Note: The demo version with limitation to 2000 nodes models was removed in version 5.2. It is required to request a trial license in order to evaluate SDC Verifier.

SDC Verifier supports three license types:

To install a single computer, trial or floating licenses press add license to browse for files and check respective one to be processed.

Press remove license to remove selected licenses.

Press OK to accept the checked license file.

If you don't have a license click Request License.

Request a License

First, select the license type: trial, single computer or floating.

Request License Window | SDC Verifier

Fill in Company, Contact Person, E-Mail, Telephone, select CAE Programs, chose license option from PROFESSIONAL, ENTERPRISE or customize options manually.

To customize license options press Set Modules and select modules on window below:

Select Modules Window | SDC Verifier

Press Generate License Request to create license data.

To send a license request using default Mail Client click Send. Alternatively, copy the request data and send it manually to

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For detailed information about license types click here.

Floating License Installation

The floating license server is located on the Internet and it is not required to set up and configure any additional software on the company servers.

Simply execute Help - License - License Manager from the ribbon. Browse the license file (*.wlin) and press OK.

SDC Verifier Floating License request

If the license is accepted, the following message will appear:

Floating License message |SDC Verifier

In case if all available licenses are used, the server replies with:

SDC Verifier License message

SDC Verifier will continue to request the license from a server:

SDC Verifier License Request

Note: If in your company the software which limits access to internet resources is used, please, add an exception to the following resources:,, and

If there are more than one license saved, then at start of each new SDC Verifier session a window to chose license for the session will appear:

Select License window |SDC Verifier

Borrow License

For floating license type it is possible to borrow a license. An offline license file for a single computer from 1 to 14 days will be created. The borrowing request should be sent from the computer where the license will be used:

SDC Verifier License Borrow

Select the borrowing period and specify the name of the single computer license and press OK.

The number of floating licenses will be decreased on one for the requested period automatically.

Proxy settings

If proxy software is used to limit access to internet resources, floating license requests can fail and SDC Verifier will be not licensed. Press Proxy Settings on License Manager form to configure proxy settings:

Proxy settings Window | SDC Verifier

Auto-detect proxy - used by default when no proxy software is used. Default system web proxy settings will be used. If this option is turned off, the proxy settings have to be set manually.

If proxy authentication is used by the proxy software, it is necessary to fill in the username and password.

Note: Proxy settings are encrypted and stored on the local machine.

Note: Request proxy settings details from a network administrator if it is necessary.

Alternatively, proxy settings can be configured in Preferences.

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