As has been posted in other threads, the calendar hour time-keeping method has been giving a lot of people grief. To me it really is the source of all of the overuse issues for companies like mine who are more than willing to pay for a set number of licenses which are not overused during any given moment. Bentley needs to change their calendar hour time-keeping method to instantaneous time-keeping so that however many licenses you own (3 in my case) can be used by however many users want to access it (3-at-a-time in my case). So, if 20 people want to use 1 license in the same calendar hour, they would simply have to use it for an average of 3 minutes each. With an instantaneous time-keeping method in place, there would be no overage!!! What a concept!
Let's keep this thread with respect to only the calendar hour issue. Please reply accordingly. CALENDAR HOUR TIME-KEEPING NEEDS TO GO!
My issue with the calendar hour is this... I have a copy of Microstation at home, so I can work from home or do vba programming after hours. I sometimes will be working at home, quit Microstation, drive to work, then start Microstation on my work computer. My drive to work is less than an hour, so I could be using two licenses for my one person.
Another instance I've had is that I'll be working on a custom home. My boss will ask me to do this-and-that with the dgn, then copy it to my laptop. I'll take my laptop to the job site, where we open it with Microstation to show the client where some issues are. Again, it's just one person, two separate computers, not simultaneously, but could be within the calendar hour.
P.S. Even so, this is a whole lot better than 1) One license per computer and 2) Having to check with the server before opening Mstn (ie, no server connection = dead computer!).
RobertArnold said:P.S. Even so, this is a whole lot better than 1) One license per computer and 2) Having to check with the server before opening Mstn (ie, no server connection = dead computer!).
Hi Robert. You could avoid both of those options by using License Checkout in the License Management Tool.