SACS 05.05.xx and earlier utilizes the Bentley IEG License Service to retrieve (check out) and return (check in) licenses. The SACS License Explorer shown below configures how the program uses licenses. The program can be configured for one of two modes:
Automatic License Mode: When licensed modules are accessed, SACS automatically retrieves the least extensive package license currently available. When SACS is closed, any SACS licenses are returned automatically. This option is best for users that are connected to a network the majority of the time.
Manual License Mode: When licensed modules are accessed, SACS will ask the user to select a package license to retrieve. The program will retrieve a license automatically if possible. Licenses can also be manually retrieved or "checked out" from the license list provided in the SACS License Explorer. Please note that SACS licenses are not automatically returned when the program is closed. This option is best for users that will be working apart from a network connection or who have "node-locked" licenses.
Please check the license mode in the SACS License Explorer. If set to Manual License Mode, the program will not return licenses automatically when closing.
Please note that when SACS is open, licenses are held for a minimum of four minutes. This explains why some licenses used during an analysis do not return immediately unless the analysis itself takes longer than four minutes to complete. SACS 05.04.xx and earlier will also enforce this minimum duration even after the program is closed. SACS 05.05.xx now returns licenses immediately when closing.
If SACS still fails to return licenses even when set to Automatic License Mode, please refer to the Structural Products Licensing FAQ for further assistance.
Please check the license mode in the SACS License Explorer. If set to Automatic License Mode, the program will automatically return all SACS licenses when closes. This includes licenses retrieved from outside the program (such as the License Management Tool).
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