We have been working with a number of clients using ProjectWise Client. We recently we told we needed to use Connect for a new Client. At the end of the install, it told me that our Bentley Hosted License did not contain any valid license for PW Connect Edition and as such, it would run in trial mode.
What has changed or what is it about PW licensing that I do not understand?
Beginning with PW CONNECT Edition version 10.00.01.67, it will license under the V8i passport entitlement or the CONNECT Edition entitlement. What version of PW Explorer are you using? Can you provide a screen shot of the message? Also, do you know if the PW Admin is requiring you to provide your own license or are you using thiers? That setting is not new to ProjectWise Design Integration, however more organizations are requiring their externals ot provide their own licenses. Below is from the PWCE Update 1 announcement on Bentley Communities:
New Licensing concept
This release has a new license capability and it will accept Select entitlements (V8i passport) or a CSS entitlement (CE Visa). So with that said this is the upgrade path for all existing users regardless of their contract however if they do not have a CSS entitlement then the Cloud services will be gated. V8i Passport users will get all new maintenance and Application integration improvements
Keeping in mind that we have multiple clients, how would we use a client license when offered vs using a passport license when it is not?
I see 14 Connection Passports on our license file.
The Help About says the version number is 10.00.02.96
I only saw the message during activation after install. I do not know how to retry activation for PW. I do not see any license management tools in the PW interface.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
The admins of the datasource can control if you need to provide your own license or can use one of theirs. It’s a user setting, this is not new with the connect client.
it sounds like all your previous clients were providing you licenses and this latest one isn’t. The setting controlling this is per user on the datasource.