The latest PLAXIS applications are featuring a dongle-less licensing called Subscription Entitlement Service (SES), sometimes also referred to as CONNECT Licensing.
This letter below was sent as an e-mail to selected PLAXIS HWL users in October 2021.
Starting January 1st, 2022, the PLAXIS HWL versions and the VIP subscription have been discontinued. This includes access to the PLAXIS Remote Scripting services for these versions. To allow time for transition to the PLAXIS CONNECT Edition version, the Remote Scripting Server services for PLAXIS HWL versions will continue to function until December 31, 2022. After this date, the Remote Scripting Server services will be discontinued.
Subject: Upgrade to PLAXIS CONNECT Edition by December 31, 2021
Hello Valued PLAXIS User,
As you read in our email, Bentley will no longer support hardware lock-based versions of PLAXIS after December 31, 2021. All dongle-based versions will be treated as "V8i SELECTseries 10" according to Bentley's Support Policy.
If you have already renewed your contract and it includes HWL licenses, please open a Service Ticket and request the upgrade to CONNECT Edition.
SELECT users: If you have received a renewal quote that includes HWL licenses, please contact your Renewal Representative and request they upgrade them to CONNECT Edition. By doing so, you will see a decrease in costs for PLAXIS - the hardware-locked version of PLAXIS is on average 20% more than what you'll pay for the CONNECT Edition.If your contract has a January 1, 2022 or later renewal date, you will automatically receive a quote for the CONNECT Edition equivalents of your licenses.
ELS users: Your PLAXIS usage will be reviewed at reset time. If you are already using CONNECT Edition software, no further action is required. If you are still using dongle-based versions, you will need to upgrade them to CONNECT Edition prior to your ELS renewal. Your Enterprise Renewal Representative will provide you a quotation that includes both your ELS standard usage and the fees associated to move those licenses to your Enterprise License Subscription contract. Please contact your ELS Renewal Representative if you have any questions.
E365 users: If you are still using hardware lock-based versions, you will need to upgrade to CONNECT Edition by the end of this calendar year, prior to Q4 2021 usage billing. There is no cost associated for you to move old versions to PLAXIS CONNNECT Edition. Please contact your Enterprise Success Manager or Enterprise Renewal Representative with your request or if you have any questions.
The newest CONNECT Edition version of PLAXIS offers:
Find more information below on how to upgrade from your hardware lock to flexible licensing.
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Then follow the steps below.
The new PLAXIS CONNECT Edition versions:
The PLAXIS software has been designed to load older PLAXIS versions to continue where you left off and benefit from the new features and improved behavior. For older PLAXIS 2D Classic projects, we introduced the PLAXIS 2D Classic to PLAXIS 2D converter to directly bring in your models from PLAXIS 2D Classic files.
All dongle/hardware lock (HWL) based versions of PLAXIS 2D/3D are treated as "V8i SELECTseries 10" according to Bentley's Support Policy. This means that Bentley will discontinue support for hardware lock based versions of PLAXIS after December 31, 2021. This includes PLAXIS 2D 2019 and older, and PLAXIS 3D 2018 and older.
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