Licensing errors -132 / -136 (Cannot connect to the Bricsys License Activation Server)


When trying to activate BricsCAD, I get one of the following error messages:

  • Can't connect to the Bricsys License Activation Server (error -132)
  • Error in http transaction with Activation server (error code -136)


Possible causes:

  • You are not connected to the internet.
  • The Bricsys server is down.
  • You are connected to internet via a proxy server.
  • There a firewall preventing your server from communicating with


  • Error 132 only: if there is no problem with your internet connection, try again later, perhaps our activation server was down or unreachable.
  • Error 136 only: try turning off your antivirus software during activation.
  • If you connect to internet through a proxy server: configure proxy settings before activating.
  • If you connect to internet behind a firewall: try to disable the firewall, or add an exception to allow connection on port 80, url:
Note: If all the solutions above fail, activate your license manually.