Recently we had some feedback from one of our MAXSURF users requesting that each Module (Modeler, Stability, Resistance, etc) within MAXSURF have its own separate default license selection.
Currently (up to MAXSURF 21.14) the last used license which has been used is displayed in the license selection dialog when you launch a MAXSURF Module, and this is common between all the Modules. The upshot is that if you have a standalone license as well as a MAXSURF full license, you find you are often having to swap between the license you wish to use depending on which Module you wish to use. A similar situation would occur where a design office owned one license of MAXSURF and one license of MAXSURF Advanced: if one naval architect wanted to use the Resistance Module, it would make sense for them to select the (basic) MAXSURF license, leaving the Advanced license free should another naval architect in the office want to run a Module which would benefit from the Advanced license (eg Stability or Motions).
The new option would simply be implemented as a checkbox in the License Configuration dialog which is normally displayed when you launch a Module:
we have update the version to 21.14 but, we can't find the check box for individual license.
hi Brian - we have not yet shipped a version with this feature - at the moment we would like to know from users if this would be a useful feature to have. If we include it (I think we will - unless we have a lot of feedback asking us not to) then it will be released in MAXSURF 22.00 which should be available before the end of the year.
Would be good to know as well the number of licenses owned, number of licenses in use, number of licenses available and to prompt the user if usage goes beyond the available licenses in order to prevent QTLs.
Hi Jay, Thanks for your feedback. We definitely realize that there are many users who would like the same information as you are requesting. We are currently working on implementing Bentley's new CONNECT Licensing which operates in real-time so you can monitor license use and enable notifications to be sent should a specific number of licenses be exceeded - please contact Seth Guthrie or Mark Upston for full details. In the meantime here is some more information about CONNECT Licensing
This feature is now available in MAXSURF 22.00