The ADINA System is now licensed in three tiers or editions, and now licensed through the Bentley Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) so there is no longer a specific need for a floating license.
ADINA Standard Edition authorizes use of the ADINA User Interface (ADINA AUI) and ADINA Structures. It also includes the ADINA-M Open CASCADE interface unless the ADINA Parasolid modeler option below is selected.
ADINA Advanced includes all standard edition functionality as well as the ADINA Thermal (ADINA-T) and ADINA Thermo-Mechanical Coupling (ADINA-TMC) solutions.
ADINA Ultimate includes all ADINA solver functionality. This includes, but is not limited to, ADINA Computational Fluid Dynamics (ADINA CFD), ADINA Fluid-Structure Interaction (ADINA FSI), ADINA Electromagnetics (ADINA EM) and other multi-physics coupling such as ADINA FSI/EM.
ADINA Parasolid Modeler is an optional Parasolid modeling module for advanced solid modeling capabilities. This requires a separate license.
The other CAD Interfaces are free with a current Bentley Systems subscription. This is activated through a license called Structural SELECT Entitlements.
The Table below compares the legacy ADINA R&D Products with the equivalent Bentley ADINA Tier
Changes after Bentley’s Acquisition of ADINA R&D
ADINA Licensing Tiers Table