How to Obtain and Activate a License for Planet CNC USB Controller
Planet CNC USB controller is a software that allows you to control your CNC machine with a USB connection. It supports various types of controllers, such as Mk3, Mk3/4, Mk3DRV and Mk3ECO. However, to use the software, you need to obtain and activate a license for your controller. Without a license, the software is limited to 25 moves[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to obtain and activate a license for Planet CNC USB controller in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Update your controller with Planet CNC TNG software
Planet CNC TNG software is the latest version of Planet CNC USB controller software. It has many new features and improvements over the old version. You need to update your controller with Planet CNC TNG software before you can request a license[^2^].
To update your controller with Planet CNC TNG software, follow the instructions on this page: Updating PlanetCNC controller with PlanetCNC TNG software
Step 2: Generate an activation code for your controller
After you update your controller with Planet CNC TNG software, you need to generate an activation code for your controller. This code is unique for each controller and is required to obtain a license[^2^].
To generate an activation code for your controller, follow these steps:
Connect your controller with your PC and start Planet CNC TNG software.
Click Help tab and select License Management > Activation Code Generator.
Select your controller from the Device list so that it becomes highlighted.
Copy the code that appears in the Code window. It should start with \"CU...\". You can use right mouse click and select Copy or click Copy to Clipboard.
Step 3: Request a license from Planet CNC
Once you have the activation code for your controller, you need to request a license from Planet CNC. You can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information[^2^]:
Your activation code (CU...).
Some proof of license purchase for your controller, such as invoice, license code used for old software, etc.
Planet CNC will send you a license code via email. The license code will look like this:
The final step is to import the license to your controller using Planet CNC TNG software. This will activate the full functionality of the software for your controller[^2^].
To import the license to your controller, follow these steps:
In Planet CNC TNG software, click Help tab and select License Management > Licenses.
Click the Import button.
Paste the license code that Planet CNC sent you. You can use right mouse click and select Paste or click Paste From Clipboard.
Your controller will now appear on the License list and the software will notify you if the license activation has been successful. You will also notice that the green light at the bottom right corner is now 0efd9a6b88