EMME 4.7.0 CONNECT Edition introduces support for Bentley's Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) licensing system. This brings several exciting changes to software entitlements and related workflows:
In other respects, EMME 4.7.0 (CE) is identical to Emme 4.6.2.
Also for those who always preferred "EMME", this uppercased form is once again the official product name.
EMME 4.7.0 is available for General Access download.
See below for more details.
—The Bentley Mobility Simulation Team
EMME 4.7.0 is the first CONNECT Edition of EMME (EMME CE). CONNECT Editions use Bentley's Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) for product licensing and activation. CONNECT Editions also include the Bentley CONNECTION Client, which is a Cloud Services Client that provides runtime components required for applications to access Bentley Cloud Services.
For existing EMME users, EMME 4.7.0 includes a Legacy License Utility (LLU), which may be used to allow seamless use of recent pre-CONNECT versions (EMME v.4.6.2 to EMME v.4.1.2) with new Bentley SES entitlements. In these legacy use cases, the LLU replaces the INRO Software Manager.
The EMME 4.7.0 installer includes the Bentley CONNECTION Client. The CONNECTION Client guides users through the registration process and enables them to sign in. Once registered and signed in, users can run any of the products their Organization has an Entitlement (license) for as part of their contract.
EMME 4.7.0 introduces a system tray application called the Legacy Licensing Utility which allows use of recent pre-CONNECT versions (EMME v.4.6.2 to EMME v.4.1.2) with new Bentley Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) entitlements. The Legacy Licensing Utility or LLU provides a bridge between Bentley's SES and earlier pre-CE EMME software versions for seamless license management without requiring use of legacy INROkeys or activation codes.
LLU is installed together with EMME CONNECT Edition (EMME 4.7.0).
A Bentley CONNECT account is required to use the app and you must be signed in to the Bentley CONNECTION Client with your account credentials to use LLU. When LLU is launched, the following icon appears in the system tray: .
When launching a pre-CONNECT version of EMME, for example, Emme 4.6.1, LLU will check to determine if it has access to EMME. If you have product entitlement, EMME will run. Information on the EMME entitlement (license) is given in the Licenses tab of the LLU, as shown below.
For more on installing and getting started with EMME CONNECT Edition, please see Installing, Authorizing and Starting EMME.
EMME CONNECT Editions, and supported pre-CONNECT Editions when run via LLU, now allow access to maximum dimensions on all projects. Once upgrading to CE, it will be possible to use the Change database dimensions tool to adjust project dimensions, or to create new projects or EMME database files without previous license size constraints.
The AGENT Add-on for EMME no longer requires a separate download. To activate the AGENT Add-on for EMME prior to use, simply select the corresponding Feature Level from the Bentley Licensing Tool. See Setting feature level to activate AGENT in Installing, Authorizing and Starting EMME for more details.