MicroStation License

In trying to keep the number of licenses we use under control, I was wondering if opening two (or three) instances of the same version of MicroStation on one machine would use more than one license. I thought I heard before that you can open as many as you like one one machine and it would still only use one license, but I wanted to verify this.

Thanks,

Ken

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  • Yes, as shown in the following fact sheet, multiple sessions of the same product within the same hour (i.e. X:00 - X:59) on one machine count as one usage:

    "Overlapping usage or multiple sessions by the same machine during a calendar hour do not count as additional usages. Once an individual machine has accessed an application, only one license use will be reported for the calendar hour, even if multiple sessions were opened or other machines are using the application."

    Although not explicitly stated in the documentation, I confirmed internally that this includes different versions of the product as well. So if an engineer is checking a model in two different versions of MicroStation, for example, usage of only one license will be recorded.



    Answer Verified By: Tamicca Sellars 

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  • Yes, as shown in the following fact sheet, multiple sessions of the same product within the same hour (i.e. X:00 - X:59) on one machine count as one usage:

    "Overlapping usage or multiple sessions by the same machine during a calendar hour do not count as additional usages. Once an individual machine has accessed an application, only one license use will be reported for the calendar hour, even if multiple sessions were opened or other machines are using the application."

    Although not explicitly stated in the documentation, I confirmed internally that this includes different versions of the product as well. So if an engineer is checking a model in two different versions of MicroStation, for example, usage of only one license will be recorded.



    Answer Verified By: Tamicca Sellars 

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