An IBM Licence Use Management (LUM) tool is used to supply CATIA V5 with a licence.


It is compatible with supplying CATIA V5 R18, R19, R20, R21 and R22. The licence itself can be CONCURRENT (server based) or NODELOCKED (local machine based). The licence file is generated using a unique key called the Target ID, which is derived from the MAC address of the physical network adapter. In order to obtain the Target ID, a utility can be run. The Target ID must be provided when applying for a new licence and must be of the machine that the licence will be issued for.

How to obtain your Target ID

1. Download the LUM Target ID extraction tool

2. Browse to the directory where the extraction tool has been downloaded.

3. Right click on the .zip file and select Extract All…

Obtaining a LUM Target ID

4. Place the files on the user’s desktop and select Show extracted files when complete before selecting Extract.

Obtaining a LUM Target ID

5. The extracted folder will contain two files. To get the standard Target-ID, open the LUM-TargetID.cmd.

For cluster Target-ID and more options, go to step 7.

Obtaining a LUM Target ID

6. This will have generated a Text file called LUM-TargetID.txt on the local desktop. Please use the information in this file to request a license.

Obtaining a LUM Target ID

7. For more options: start a CMD and open i4target.exe
Use the table below to find the command for the needed Target_ID

Platform Command Example of Target ID
AIX uname -m 009481764C00
AIX on p5-Series Workstations /usr/opt/ifor/ls/bin/i4target -O 9481768c
IRIX lmhostid 6909b894
HP-UX /var/lum/i4target ffff28ea
SOLARIS hostid 807fe3ee
Windows i4target 5DDE26F2
LINUX i4target -O 557cd770
Cluster i4blt -H s -N cluster_name 9c5bb2a3e1a8.8d.41.d1.9c.4c.00.00.00

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