PMOD Stand-alone License Installation

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PMOD Stand-alone License Installation

Install USB Key Drivers

All the files required for the driver installation have been extracted during the installation of the PMOD software and stored in the PMOD directory tree. The following two steps must be performed to install the USB protection key hardware drivers.

1.Driver installation: The purpose of this step is to install programs for reading the information from the WIBU-Box/RU plugged into the USB port. The driver installer is located in the directory Pmod4.1/install/hksetup/Windows.
Please start the program WkRuntime.exe and perform a standard installation procedure. Note that the network components don't need do be installed and can be unchecked as illustrated below,

2.Now the USB key can be connected to any of the free USB ports.

Note: If you experience problems during driver installation, you are recommended to download the most recent drivers for the WIBU-KEY (WibuKey Runtime) and try the installation again.

Copy License File

The delivery note that you have received with the PMOD installation package contains account information for logging into the support area of There you will find a license report, and a button for downloading the license file (pstarter.lcs) for your purchased configuration. Please download pstarter.lcs and copy it to the directory Pmod4.1/system/lcs.

If the license file is missing when PMOD is started, the following dialog window is shown.


The button Request Trial License opens a web browser and points to the location, where the user can fill out a form for requesting a trial license file. The button Go to ordering opens a web browser and points to the PMOD ordering form.

The Go to License Server panel is only applicable for network licenses. In this case please refer to the next section.

Important Note: Please do not change pstarter.lcs in any way - a modified license file will not be accepted. Do not open pstarter.lcs in any program, do not rename it, and if you transfer it per FTP, use binary transfer.

Starting PMOD

PMOD can now be started with the command script RunPmod.bat in Pmod4.1/Start. Example:

cd "D:\Pmod4.1"
.\java\jre\bin\java -Xmx16000M -jar pmod.jar


The starting script has been tailored to the installation directory. Therefore, if the Pmod4.1 directory is moved to a different location, the path needs to be adjusted.

The -Xmx16000M option specifies the maximum heap memory (16000 MB) that PMOD can allocate. To process large data sets this number should be increased. Caution: The P3D tool may crash, when the reserved space approaches the physical RAM size.

Create a PMOD Starter Shortcut on your Windows desktop:

1.Start a Windows explorer and drag the file Pmod4.1/Start/RunPmod.bat to the Desktop while pressing CTRL+SHIFT simultaneously.

2.Then rename the shortcut to PMOD.

3.Change its icon by pressing the right mouse button on the shortcut, select Properties, and then in Change Icon point to Pmod4.1/resources/icons/Pmod.ico.