Starting with ARCHICAD 22, you can easily get your license activated/updated by starting an installed ARCHICAD 22, this way it gives you a more seamless experience with your license.
When you start ARCHICAD 22 after successful installation without signing into GRAPHISOFT ID, a dialogue window appears with different license options on how to start ARCHICAD:
If you have already acquired a Commercial license on Hardware or Software Key, select the second option.
Select Download Software Key.
ARCHICAD will download the license from the License pool after verifying your GRAPHISOFT ID (GSID) Information:
GRAPHISOFT ID dialogue window appears where you can enter existing credentials or sign-up for a new GRAPHISOFT ID.
Downloading Protection Key
After successful authentication, ARCHICAD downloads automatically the available protection key from License Pool.
Note: The license download may take a few minutes, please be patient.
Protection Key Download Successful
When the download is successfully completed, you should be able to use ARCHICAD in full mode afterwards.