In the MicroStation CONNECT Edition integrated versions, OpenFlows product license usage will start when opening a project while using the OpenFlows workspace and the OpenFlows product WorkSet.
Note: MicroStation CONNECT Edition will automatically select the last used Workspace so if you need to open regular MicroStation after working in an OpenFlows product integrated with MicroStation, you will need to change the WorkSpace from the dropdown at the top (see screenshot above) to your regular MicroStation WorkSpace.
For the MicroStation V8i integrated version, this occurs when clicking "Open" in MicroStation's File Open dialog while a user and/or project is set to the OpenFlows product ("WaterGEMS" in the example below). The OpenFlows product is selected as the user/project when you launch the shortcut "<OpenFlows product name> for MicroStation"
Note that when working in the "...for MicroStation" platform, license usage of both the OpenFlows product and MicroStation itself will be recorded.
Note: If you have included OpenFlows product information from the config files into a custom workspace, the OpenFlows product license will apply as well.
Hydraulics and Hydrology Product Licensing (Activation) FAQs and Troubleshooting [TN]
Troubleshooting MicroStation Integration
Loading Hydraulics and Hydrology products into a custom MicroStation workspace