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RSoft MetroWAND 2013.12-2 now available

The RSoft MetroWAND 2013.12 Service Release 2 (2013.12-2), now available on SolvNet, provides a number of bug fixes and other improvements. Please refer to the MetroWAND 2013.12-2 release notes, which are also available on SolvNet, for more details.

Software and License File Download Instructions

Beginning with version 2013.12, the license scheme for all RSoft products migrated to the Synopsys Common Licensing (SCL) system. The adoption of the new licensing scheme may change how you obtain RSoft product license key files. Please review the following sections for more details.

Customers in the U.S., Canada, and Other Direct-Sales Locations

Software and license key files for RSoft product customers in the U.S., Canada and other direct-sales locations are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website. You will need the following to install RSoft products version 2013.12 and later:

  • RSoft product software: You can download the RSoft products at:
    If you do not already have a SolvNet account, information on how to sign up for one can be found on our website.
  • License key file: You will need version 2013.12 license key files for this RSoft products release. This will replace your existing RSoft license files. You can download license key files from the SmartKeys page on SolvNet at
  • SCL installer: You will need the latest version (for example, 11.7) of Synopsys Common Licensing from the Electronic Software Transfer (EST) System on SolvNet. You can download this from

Complete instructions about obtaining your RSoft products software, license key files and the SCL installer are available in the RSoft Installation Guide at

To learn more about navigating SolvNet to obtain RSoft products software and license key files, view our SolvNet overview video.

International Customers

For international customers working with distributors, you will continue to obtain your software and license key files from your local RSoft software distributor. Your distributor will provide the SCL installer that enables the licensing functionality. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on the Distributors page referenced above, please contact us at for instructions.

Important Changes to RSoft Products Platform Support in 2014

In April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. In addition, usage of several other platforms currently supported by the RSoft products, such as Windows Vista, has drastically decreased. Therefore, RSoft products versioned 2013.12 are the last versions to officially support the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • All 32-bit Windows and Linux versions

Please note that service releases for RSoft products versioned 2013.12 will also support Windows XP, Windows Vista, RHEL 4, and 32-bit versions of Windows and Linux.

Beginning in mid-2014, RSoft products beyond version 2013.12 will only officially support the following platforms:

  • 64-bit Windows 7
  • 64-bit Linux

We encourage you to migrate to 64-bit Windows or Linux computers, since official support for 32-bit versions of these operating systems will end in mid-2014. If you have any questions, please contact