Building License Installation - 4.0

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Building License Installation - ROBOTC 4.0

There is a special type of ROBOTC license called a Building License . These licenses do not require an online activation but rather have a unique building license file that must be installed with the software in order for ROBOTC to work properly. The building license file is stored on the ROBOTC Customer Service server and can be accessed by the end user at any time. To do so, you will need to:
  • Download the latest version of ROBOTC
  • Install ROBOTC
  • Download the building license file from the ROBOTC Customer Service page
  • Install and activate the building license file
  • Run ROBOTC as an administrator

= Download the latest version of ROBOTC

|Before we start programming in ROBOTC, we need to first download and install the client. This can be done by navigating to ROBOTC's website ( and selecting the 'Downloads' tab. |- |1) From the ROBOTC website, select the individual robotics platform you wish to program on. If you want to use multiple platforms or accidentally download the wrong version, you can manually activate and choose another platform thorugh the ROBOTC program. When you get to the correct platform page, click on the 'Download ROBOTC for X version x.xx' to start the download process: |- |
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|- |2) At this point click the 'Save' button to start downloading ROBOTC. You may get a warning pop-up from either Windows, your antivirus program, or both. This is to warn you that some programs downloaded from the internet can be malicious and to use care before running them; click allow to start the download. |- |

Installing and Uninstalling ROBOTC


1) Once the program is done downloading, navigate to the Downloads folder on your computer and start the ROBOTC installer. You may have to right click on the installer and select the "Run as Administrator" depending on individual computer restrictions; ROBOTC must be installed with administrator privileges.

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2) Before you can proceed, you must read over and accept the End User License Agreement. If you agree to the End User Agreement, check the "I accept" and then the "Next" button to continue the installation.

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3) Next, select where you would like ROBOTC to install to. The default location is C:/Program Files (x86)/Robomatter Inc/ROBOTC Development Environment.

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4) The installer will ask you to confirm your settings. If everything looks correct, click "Install" to being the installation process. The installer will then begin copying files from the installer to your computer. Please wait until this is complete.

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5) The installer will inform you of when the installation is complete. Click the "Finish" button to complete your install.

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6) Right-Click on the ROBOTC icon and select "Run as Administrator" to run ROBOTC as an administrator (assuming the user account has administrator privileges). You will only need to do this one time.

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Depending on which platform you are installing, ROBOTC may also install additional drivers unique to each platform. If for any reason the drivers are not downloaded and installed properly they can be downloaded and installed manually from the ROBOTC website.

1) Navigate to the ROBOTC Customer Service page and log in using your Customer ID and Password (this information will be sent to you in a confirmation email after purchasing a ROBOTC Building License).

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2) Select the "Licenses and Activations" icon to view all of the licenses tied to that Customer ID.

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3) Select the correct Building License File from the list of available licenses (in this example, a ROBOTC for VEX Robotics 4.0 Building License file).

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4) Click the 'Download License File' button to download the license file to your computer.

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To activate ROBOTC with a building license, download and run the installer as normal. Once the program is installed, copy the building license file into the ROBOTC directory (typically C:/Program Files (x86)/Robomatter Inc/ROBOTC Developement Environment).

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One of the advantages of building licenses is that they help make automated installs easy. To roll out ROBOTC to multiple computers using a building license, make sure the base image has ROBOTC installed and the building license files in the correct directory. As long as those two conditions are met, ROBOTC should be active on each computer the image is rolled out to with no futher action required.

There is, however, an exception. If ROBOTC is being run from a centralized network, each computer that needs to access ROBOTC must also install a Network Dependencies package (available from the ROBOTC downloads page). The building license file must also be properly installed on the network in order for networked computers to access ROBOTC.