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?
Hi jcallicott, for the example above, the licensing is the same regardless of the server/client combination. There are no known compatibility issues. PW Explorer does not yet support SES licensing so they will need an activation key on the machine to use client based licensing. A PW Explorer version that supports SES is due later this year. I would suggest they contact Bentley licensing support and ask for the activation key associated with their organization.
Phil, I was curious and wanted to check in: has the PW Explorer Client been upgraded to use SES licensing yet? I looked at the list of application at https://communities.bentley.com/products/licensing/w/licensing__wiki/40113/products-using-subscription-entitlement-service but didn't see it, so I am assuming not.
Hi jcallicott, not yet, but the release is planned for Q4 2020. I will be presenting on the September SIG on what's new in the upcoming releases. If you are interested in a preview build, please send me a message here.
Well i can confirm that this is still an issue in connection client version 11.00.01.19 & Projectwise Explorer version 10.00.03.298
I am fairly certain i have narrowed the problem to Bentley Licensing Tool and activation wizard not changing Projectwise license type from Trial to Commercial.. When the host Projectwise server issues a usage license there is no problem, however if the Projectwise Server requires Projectwise Explorer to provide its own Visa, it is NFG! So frustrating, Bentley has one of the most complex licensing and user Un-friendly experience i have ever used..