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Manual activation of Maple and MapleSim

The simplest way to trigger the activation program is to start an un-activated copy of Maple or MapleSim, and then press "Activate" when you receive an error or warning message. 


Windows


To directly start the activation program for Maple 2018, you can search the Start Menu for "Activate Maple 2018" or, instead, locate activation.exe using a file manager (like Windows Explorer or File Explorer). Similarly, for MapleSim 2017, you can search the Start Menu for "Activate MapleSim 2017" or, instead, locate activation.exe using a file manager. Just in case, you may want to right-click the program and select "Run as administrator". The script for Maple 2018 should be located here:

C:\Program Files\Maple 2018\bin.X86_64_WINDOWS\activation.exe


The script for MapleSim 2017 should be located here:

C:\Program Files\Maple 2017\toolbox\MapleSim\license\activation.exe


Alternatively, you can use a Command Prompt:

  1. Open a Command Prompt.

  2. Execute the following commands at successive prompts:
     

    cd "C:\Program Files\Maple 2018\bin.X86_64_WINDOWS"
    activation


    Similarly, for MapleSim 2017, execute the following commands at successive prompts: 
     

    cd "C:\Program Files\Maple 2017\toolbox\MapleSim\license"
    activation


Once the "Activation" window appears, follow the on-screen instructions and enter any requested information (including your Purchase Code).


Macintosh


To directly start the activation program for Maple 2018, you can locate the activation program using a file manager (like Finder):


To directly start the activation program for MapleSim 2017, you can locate the activation program using a file manager (like Finder):


Instead of double-clicking the script, "control-click" or "right-click" the file, press "Open", and then press "Open" again in the resulting dialogue box.
 

Alternatively, you can use a Terminal Window:

  1. Open a Terminal Window.

  2. Execute the following commands at successive prompts:
     

    cd "//Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/2018/bin"
    ./activation


    Similarly, for MapleSim 2017, execute the following commands at successive prompts:
     

    cd "//Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/2017/toolbox/MapleSim/license"
    ./activation


Once the "Activation" window appears, follow the on-screen instructions and enter any requested information (including your Purchase Code).


Linux

 

To directly start the activation program for Maple 2018 or MapleSim 2017, you can locate the activation program using a file manager (like Files). The script for Maple 2018 should be located here:

~/maple2018/bin/activation


The script for MapleSim 2017 should be located here:

~/maple2017/toolbox/MapleSim/license/activation

Alternatively, you can use a Terminal Window:
  1. Open a Terminal Window.

  2. Execute the following commands at successive prompts:
     

    cd ~/maple2018/bin
    ./activation


    Similarly, for MapleSim 2017, execute the following commands at successive prompts:
     

    cd ~/maple2017/toolbox/MapleSim/license
    ./activation


Once the "Activation" window appears, follow the on-screen instructions and enter any requested information (including your Purchase Code).

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