FlexNet Licensing for Arbortext 6.0
For the 6.0 release of Arbortext products including Editor, Styler, Architect and Publishing Engine, licensing will now be managed with Flexera Software’s FlexNet Publisher v10.8.
The switch to FlexNet licensing will also provide Arbortext users a new feature called “license borrowing”. The “license borrowing” feature will give users the ability to checkout (or borrow) a license key for a specified interval while connected to the network which can then be used when disconnected from the network. This will allow users’ to work from home or while traveling and should greatly increase user productivity.
Finally, a new web interface for the Arbortext License Support tool has been designed that allows customers to obtain and manage licenses for all Arbortext products, whether it’s the new Arbortext 6.0 version that utilizes FlexNet, or the Arbortext 5.4 and earlier versions that use the current licensing format. This will allow the licenses for Arbortext Editor, Architect, Styler and Publishing Engine, as well as Isodraw, to be managed in a single license file with any other PTC software you have.
Flexera Software has long been a global leader in providing licensing solutions. FlexNet Licensing is best known for its ability to allow software licenses to be available (or float) to any machine on a network and this is the same licensing utility used today with IsoDraw and other PTC products. Floating licenses benefit both users and license administrators as users can more efficiently make use of fewer licenses by sharing them on the network. License administrators’ can control who uses the FlexNet-enabled application and the machines(s) where the licenses are available by implementing a number of server options.
FlexNet Publisher supports serving license rights from:
- A single license server
- Multiple license servers, each serving a subset of the total available licenses
- Multiple license servers configured for three-server redundancy or
- FlexNet can be licensed on each client using a node-locked file