When you upgrade your Windchill version to 11.1 or later, you move from paper-based licensing to technical management of licenses and compliance. Learn what’s changed.
When you upgrade to Windchill 11.1 or later, the system will manage individual license access for each user. Instead of using paper licenses, you'll download license files with the number of entitlements you have purchased.
You will entitle your Windchill users by adding them to a user group with access to the features in a Windchill profile. Each profile enables the set of actions that the members of the user group can perform in Windchill. The specific licenses you have purchased determine the number of users allowed.
There are licenses for two types of end users:
Learn about the available license packages at the resource below. Contact your PTC sales representative for additional information, including specifics on the feature groups and capabilities.
Once the new version of Windchill is installed, you can find the built-in License Management Utility under Site > Utilities. This utility tracks license usage, among other license management tasks.
By assessing your active and inactive users, you can optimize the efficiency and value from your Windchill investment. Based on the usage information, you can identify needs for redistributing, deleting, or adding users.
The Windchill system now manages license compliance in these ways.
The information in this guide will help you ensure user access and compliance as you upgrade to Windchill.