Bentley’s Home Use Licensing Program has been updated as of January 1, 2013 to only utilize Bentley’s latest, key-based licensing technology. For details regarding this update, please click here. Software is activated against the SELECTserver OnLine Home Use license server.
Activation of the software is achieved by entering a server name and site activation key into the product. The Server Name and Site activation key are entered into the "Product Activation Wizard" or into the “License ManagementTool”.
You may be put straight into the “Product Activation Wizard,” If the Product Activation Wizard does not prompt upon launching the application, you can actiavte using the License Mangement Tool.
Once in the Product Activation Wizard, you are given the following options:
You will want to verify that SELECT subscriber with a deployed (local) SELECTserver is selected. This will allow you to enter the necessary server name in order to activate your Home Use License.
Once selected, click Next> in the bottom right corner.
When selecting the "SELECT subscriber with a deployed (local) SELECTserver," the server name and Site Activation Key will be blank.
Fill in the following Server Name in the Server Name box: selectserver-home.bentley.com.
Fill in the Site Activation Key in the Site Activation Key box. Due to the length of the site activation key, it is recommended that each user copy and paste the information directly into the license management tool. Also, be sure there are no extra spaces before or after the server name and site activation key as this can prevent a proper activation.
Once completed, select Next>
Depending on what version of software in being installed, the country where the product will be in use may have to be selected.
Once a country of use is selected, Next>
The following screen is titled "License Checkout". Please note that using a checked out license is only intended if you will be without an internet connection for an extended period of time. If you will be connected to the internet at most times, a checked out license is not needed, and you can select Next> to Finish activation.
If the Product Activation Wizard does not prompt upon launching the application, you can actiavte using the License Mangement Tool.
Home Use Program Update
Obtaining Home Use License Information
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