CAN­vi­si­on licen­se model

The CAN­vi­si­on Star­ter Kit con­ta­ins the don­gle for sto­ring licen­ses as the key part. As soon as you order a licen­se, you will also need the Star­ter Kit. If you alre­a­dy have a CAN­vi­si­on don­gle, you can acti­va­te addi­tio­nal licen­ses the­re. You will always recei­ve the licen­se file by e‑mail and not tog­e­ther with the don­gle. It is only valid for one don­gle with its seri­al number.

The instal­la­ti­on of a licen­se on the don­gle is simple.

  • Plug in the dongle
  • Start CAN­vi­si­on
  • Open info win­dow Help > Info
  • click but­ton “Load licen­se file”
  • Sel­ect licen­se file and click OK

An unlo­cked don­gle can easi­ly be moved from one PC to ano­ther. It turns the tri­al ver­si­on into a full ver­si­on at the moment of con­nec­tion and vice ver­sa. The purcha­sed licen­ses switch the cor­re­spon­ding pro­gram parts to the full ver­si­on, the other pro­gram parts can be addi­tio­nal­ly used in tri­al mode.

The modu­lar struc­tu­re with indi­vi­du­al licen­ses allows an inex­pen­si­ve ent­ry wit­hout unneces­sa­ry bal­last. For exam­p­le, if you only need the SAE J1939 deco­der, you don’t have to buy an expen­si­ve basic licen­se with fea­tures you actual­ly don’t need.

Plea­se also note this artic­le about net­work using.

Tri­al mode allows you to test the soft­ware wit­hout a don­gle. Plea­se refer to the fol­lo­wing table for restrictions.


Don­gle (Star­ter kit) required no yes
Saving no yes
Net­work share to LAN
(Micro­soft Bon­jour service)
Sha­ring of CAN interfaces
no yes
Using Shared Interfaces yes yes
Import and decode CAN­touch trace files /​export in CSV format 5 min. yes
CAN /​CAN FD Receive
Sym­bo­lic decoding

5 min. yes
CANopen /​CANopen FD
Recei­ve and Decode

5 min. yes
SAE J1939 /​NMEA2000 /​ISOBUS
Recei­ve and Decode

5 min. yes

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