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OriginLab - License Types

Origin and OriginPro can be used under different license types. Single user and group packages are available for installation on specified PCs as well as network licenses for multiple users, up to institution- or company-wide site license.

Additionally, Origin/OriginPro can be used in an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) solution for manufacturers of scientific instruments.

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Price information about Origin can also be found in our ADDITIVE eShop.

ADDITIVE Professional Service

For each license, an appropriate service contract, the so-called "ADDITIVE Professional Service", can be purchased.

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Individual Licenses

Individual Licenses

Individual Licenses wtih right of use according to the manufactorer's conditions: You can install the software on one (1) computer. A license file must be obtained from the OriginLab website to lock the software to that computer.

License type: Individual user license

Description: The license is bound to a PC.

Further information about installation and activation can be found here.

Group Licenses

An Origin/OriginPro Group License allows the customer to generate a certain number of license files for one serial number. Usually, each user obtains a license file, making Origin or OriginPro run on his/her PC. This license form is appropriate for institutions, which want to make Origin available for a specified group.

Group licenses can only be updated for the complete group.

License type: single machine license, bound to a PC by specific key
License relocation: a license relocation to another PC is possible via the OriginLab User Portal
Special:
permitted use in one site/institution and one timezone
Languages: German + English

Network Licenses

With Origin/OriginPro Network Licenses "Concurrent Use" (Concurrent Network License), Origin/OriginPro is available for multiple users. A network license always consists of an Origin License Manager (FLEXlm) and one or several increments. The license manager monitors the number of concurrent users (Concurrent Use) and is installed on a central server (Windows, Linux). It monitors the number of concurrent instances independent of the language, German or English.

License type: Network License Concurrent Use, software installation on arbitrary PCs with centralized license manager
License relocation: no issues because software can be installed on any number of PCs
Special: permitted use in one site/institution and one timezone
Languages: German + English
Flexibility: A network license can contain Origin and OriginPro licenses and supports different software versions (backward compatibility, which versions are supported will be announced with new releases).

Student License

The OriginPro Student License is a rental license limited to one year. Its functionalities are the same as in OriginPro with the following restriction: the student can only view and work with 30 windows in an OriginPro Project (OPJ). Updates during runtime are included via download.

The license is available only per download via the ADDITIVE eShop, when the student status has been proved (student card or certificate of matriculation). This license can be installed and used on a PC, which belongs to the registered user, i.e., the university PC is excluded. The license is protected by a license file.

Site and Campus Licenses

OriginLab´s Site and Campus Licenses are available for academic and commercial customers. Special requirements of the customer are taken into account when choosing the appropriate license. This license can combine any of the available license types.

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Home-Use-License

Origin and OriginPro Home Use licenses are work-at-home licenses. Depending on which main license you have as a user, the respective license agreement says:

  • Faculty Home Use (employees in academic institutions)
  • Student Home Use (students and pupils)
  • Home Use (all other customers like company employees, private persons, ...)

Below, we will simply mention Home Use, when actually meaning the respective license package.

General information: The license package Home Use is always a single user license with a unique license number and can be used only in combination with an active software service contract. The Home Use license allows the – non-concurrent – use on a private PC at home, either an Origin or an OriginPro license according to the main license.
The Home Use license always obtains only one password until the end of the software service contract.

Price Classes

Origin and OriginPro licenses are offered for different user groups for reduced prices - with identical functionalities.

License typeDescription

Commercial

All users who do not fit into one of the following groups.

Non-profit/government

All institutions that are non-profit institutions like: Helmholtz Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes or Max-Planck, all societies, all authorities, gGmbH (Gemeinnützige GmbH),...
The license must not be used for commercial purposes.

Educational

Educational licenses are available only for institutions, which can confer a degree ("Degree Granting Institutes"), i.e. universities, universities of applied sciences, colleges, universities of cooperative education etc., but not research institutes (FHG, MPI, GSI, KFK, DLR...) , societies, authorities etc., see above. The licenses must not be used for commercial purposes.

Schools/teachers

Belong to price class Educational. Entitled are schools up to high schools, grammar and vocational schools, higher secondary vocational schools as well as their respective teachers. The licenses must not be used for commercial purposes.

Student

A 1-year rental license for OriginPro is available via the ADDITIVE eShop.

Update Rules

With OriginLab, licenses can be updated depending on the software version. If a new version is released, the last version will be updatable. If, however, multiple new versions have been released already, an update may not be possible anymore.

The update price complies with the age of the license (i.e. which version is supposed to be updated from) and includes the Origin Software Maintenance for the first 12 months.

Licenses of version 2017 (as of Mai 2021) and older cannot be updated anymore.

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Delivery Contents

Origin/OriginPro Delivery Contents

  • Download only

German Version

Origin and OriginPro are available in German or in English. The German version does not start in English on a operating system, which is not German. All menus and dialogs, the most part of the help, and the tutorials are translated. The reference of the script language LabTalk is in English. The reference of the programming language Origin C is in English. The NAG routines and routine explanations are in English.

Documentation as PDF

The complete help is integrated in the software Origin/OriginPro, including the printed manuals. On the OriginLab website these manuals are also available as PDF download.

OriginLab´s End-user License Agreement (EULA)

Please read the Origin License Agreement here.

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