In FEM-Design 18 it is possible to use the Borrow license feature. Both Borrow license commands License Borrow and License Return are located in FEM-Design center.

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License Borrow

Upon clicking on the License Borrow icon, the License Borrow dialog appears. Here one shall:

  • select a part of the program to borrow: Main module(s), Standard(s) and Design module(s).
  • set an expiration date.

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Click on Borrow, to complete the borrowing license process. Upon that, a warning message will show up explaining that it is impossible to borrow currently running licenses thus, a new license will be borrowed.

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The setting for what server to borrow from, is set in the StruSoft Installer on the users computer under manage license sources. Servers are shown with @-sign, while local licenses are shown with file-paths.

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License Return

When pressing the License Return, a window shows with all the borrowed licenses and a checkbox if it should be returned to the license server. Upon pressing Return selected button is pressed, a warnings message appears - so be sure to have closed or saved all unsaved models before returning the licenses.

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If the license return is successfully, this picture shows up:

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License information

In the Help-menu it is possible to see which licenses are borrowed and in use at the moment. The License information shows if it is borrowed or running on a local license, and how long it can be used until it will be returned to the server.

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Created by IwonaBudny on 2019/01/15 14:48
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