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SUMMARY- licenser sharing question


SUMMARY- licenser sharing question

Thanks to all who replied. The answer is it can't be done - because AAX is
a locked add-on, not a floating license, the only way to transfer the
license is to shut 'em down.

Original question:

This may be a foolish question, but here goes.

We have 1 seat of AAX, installed on two machines. Currently, whoever
launches Pro/E first in the morning gets the seat of AAX. If the other user
needs to use AAX throughout the day, the only way we know of to switch the
license over to the other user is for both users to shut down Pro/E, and
then the user who needs the license re-launches Pro/E first. Is there a way
to transfer the license over to the other user without both parties shutting
down Pro/E & restarting?



Lyle Beidler
178 Muddy Creek Church Rd
Denver PA 17517
Fax 717-336-0514
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The solution is to define multiple startup configurations when your installing Pro/E.

Make one startup without AAX and the other with AAX.

In the morning when the users start up, they should pick the non-AAX version unless they know they want it that day. Then the person that wants it later in the day, would shut down and re-start except this time pick the AAX license. That way you only disrupt the user that wants to use the feature.

When running ptcsetup, pick Additional License Configurations under the Optional Configuration Steps.

In the licsense configurations window pick Add.


What you enter in the Configuration Description field will be what shows up in the menu.
Pick your AAX startup extension and add it to the Selected Licenses. In this example I added the ISDO startup extension.


You can continue creating configurations for as many extensions and floating options you have. In the end the user will be presented with this menu when they startup ProE. Each option is a configuration you created and the name in the menu is the description you gave it.


David Haigh
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