Switching Edition Using Product Edition Manager [Obsolete]

The Product Edition Manager for Visual Paradigm Suite (VP Suite) offers a choice to activate specific edition of the installed Visual Paradigm product(s). Changing product edition is particularly necessary when you want to test the functionalities supported by different editions of the installed product(s). This article discuss how to switch product edition by Product Edition Manager. Let’s see how we can switch product edition in Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Windows (98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7)

Starting the Product Edition Manager

Method 1 – Starting from Start Menu:

From the Start menu, select Visual Paradigm > VP Suite Product Edition Manager.

Launch through Start menu

Launch through Start menu

Method 2 – Start by running the executable:

Execute %VP_Suite_Home%\bin\VP Suite Product Edition Manager.exe.

Launch through bin folder

Launch through bin folder

Choosing Product Edition

  1. In the Product Edition Manager dialog box, click to show the drop-down menu of Editionunder the product you want to change edition, then select the edition being changed.

    Select edition

    Select edition

  2. Click Next to confirm. This saves the settings and displays the Completepage.

    Production's edition changed

    Production’s edition changed

  3. Click Finish to close the manager.

Linux

Starting the Product Edition Manager

  1. Change the path to the bin folder of your application in Command Console. Type the path of the bin folder by following cd.

    Change path to application

    Change path to application

  2. Direct the path to the Product Edition Manager of your application’s bin folder.

    Direct to Product Edition Manager

    Direct to Product Edition Manager

  3. Execute VP Suite Product Edition Manager.

    Launch Product Edition Manger

    Launch Product Edition Manger

Choosing Product Edition

  1. In the Product Edition Manager dialog box, click to show the drop down menu of Editionunder the product you want to change edition, then select the desired edition.

    Select edition

    Select edition

  2. Click Next to confirm. This saves the settings and displays the Complete page.
  3. Click Finish to close the manager.

Mac OS X

Starting the Product Edition Manager

  1. Open the bin folder in the installation folder of VP Suite.
  2. Execute VP Suite Product Edition Manager.

    Launch Product Edition Manager

    Launch Product Edition Manager

Choosing Product Edition

  1. In the Product Edition Manager dialog box, click to show the drop-down menu of Editionunder the product you want to change edition, then select the edition being changed.

    Select edition

    Select edition

  2. Click Next to confirm. This saves the settings and displays the Complete page.
  3. Click Finish to close the manager.

Demo movie

The following flash movie shows you how to switch edition using Product Edition Manager.

Watch in youtube: Switching edition using Product Edition Manager

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