This article pertains to V8i and some CONNECT Edition applications that use SELECT Licensing. For information on reserving a license with CONNECT Licensing see How to check out licenses from Entitlement Management.
SELECT Server typically retrieves and returns product licenses dynamically over a network connection. However, product licenses can be retrieved ahead of time or "checked out" for use apart from a network connection, a feature most commonly utilized by laptop users. For instance, licenses for RAM Structural System can be "checked out" to a laptop so that the program can be used at a work site or on the road. The following steps show how to "check out" licenses.
An alternate method of obtaining licenses for offline use exists. Licenses can be retrieved from the license server as a file for use on a specific machine. The license file is then transferred to the machine (via disk, email, flash drive, etc.) and imported. This method is particularly useful for providing licenses to a machine that does not have network access to the license server. However, access to this functionality may be restricted to designated site administrators in your organization. Contact your designated site administrator or Bentley Technical Support for more information.
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