Network license on Linux


When selecting the location of a network license file, it is not possible to browse the network (like it is on Windows).


The shared folder is not mounted.


The shared folder needs to be mounted on the client's Linux machine, in order to select the file. Then the path to the file is in the same format as if the file would be located on the machine itself.

How to mount a shared folder? It is best to mount it permanently, so that every time the system reboots, BricsCAD can find the network license file. Otherwise BricsCAD will not start.

To mount a folder permanently, a line should be added in the file /etc/fstab. The exact contents of the line depends on the type of folder and machine the folder is on.

Below are two examples:

  • //x.x.x.x/path/to/folder1 /media/mount-folder1 cifs ro,user=DOMAIN/user,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
  • //y.y.y.y//path/to/folder2 /media/mount-folder2 cifs rw,user=DOMAIN/user,uid=1000,gid=1000,username=loginname,password=password,iocharset=utf8 0 0

x.x.x.x and y.y.y.y are the IP addresses of the machine with the shared folder.

Consult your Linux documentation for more detailed information about mounting drives and folders.