I know I'll get shot down for posting in the wrong place, but I'd like to think I'm among friends in this group.
I recently purchased a second workstation with a RTX 6000 card specifically for rendering LumenRT files. My intended workflow is as follows;
In the past, if I did steps 2 and 3 within a 10 minute period I would be issued with a QTL which I cannot afford to pay.
Does this rule still apply?
I'd like a definitive answer so that I can point Bentley to this thread if I fall foul of their licensing laws.
Thanks for your reply, Martin. I suspect we could share many similar stories on this issue.
A typical scenario on base Microstation was finishing some last minute work on my desktop, rushing to a client meeting with my laptop and then apologising to them saying I have to wait 10 minutes before showing the work to them because Bentley would charge me for 'over-using' my software. I hope this method of determining 'over-use' of both Microstation and LumenRT has been replaced with a more robust system. I've received emails talking about this, mentioning a new warning notification if 'over-use' is taking place - but have to say they're written in such unintelligible corporate jargon that I don't understand them.
Fortunately, I learned early on that one could run as many instances of the software running on a single machine as you want (making multi-thread rendering possible) - but unfortunately I only have one Microstation license. I specifically don't want to install Microstation on my RTX machine due to the risk of running both at the same time and being whacked with a QTL.
Looking forward to Bentley clarity on this,
Hi Max, I think about implementing a similar strategy at my office. What is QTL and how much is it?
The last QTL I received was for about $600 (in 2019) - pretty steep for a ten minute transgression.