1. A new license is generally limited until payment has been received. After payment, the time limit will be removed, and we will immediately inform you how to update your license.
  2. The standard way to activate a license relies on an internet connection - see description below. If the license server has no internet connection, please see the related article for the offline (file-based) license activation.


1. Open the License Management window with the standalone PTV License Manager or, from product version 2021, directly in your PTV Vision product.

2. Copy the license key received by e-mail to the clipboard.

  1. Note: The license key has 25 characters.
  2. Example: 1U2N3-N49LW-IM6EO-6NKWS-Z0QRA

3. In the License Management window, (1) click the Activate new license symbol and (2) enter the license key. Confirm by (3) clicking OK.


4. Please (1) select the option On this computer. (If you have a license for USB dongles, and multiple USB dongles are plugged into your machine, select a USB stick from the License container list.) Then, (2) proceed with Next.


5. Wait for the activation to complete and click Close.

6. Don't forget: If this is a soft container license and you ever need to reinstall Windows or replace your computer, please make sure to return the license first. It cannot be recovered otherwise.