License borrowing allows a user to check out a license from a license server for a set period of time, disconnect from the license server and use it on his/her machine offline. This capability makes it easy for users that need to use Pro/ENGINEER away from the license server without reconfiguring their laptop for a unique license. You can initiate license borrowing by: â€¢ Executing a batch file available in the \<proe_loadpoint>\bin directory Using the proe_borrow.bat File Connect to the appropriate PTC License Server and use the proe_borrow.bat file to initiate license borrowing. Use the following procedure: 1. Browse to the \<proe_loadpoint>\bin directory and run the proe_borrow.bat file on Windows. This file opens a dialog box in which you can specify a startup configuration. 2. Under Startup Configurations, select the required startup onfiguration. 3. Specify the number of days that you want the borrowed license. The start date for borrowing the license is todayâ€™s date. The end date s based on the number of days that you request. Note: By default the maximum borrowing duration is 5 days. Through an environment variable (LM_BORROW_DURATION=0-14), it is possible to get to a maximum of 14 days. 4. Click Start to start Pro/ENGINEER in the Borrow Configuration mode. 5. After starting Pro/ENGINEER, click Tools > Floating Options to select the additional floating options that you would like to add to the borrowed license. 6. Configure the borrowed license to create the required borrowed license. 7. Exit Pro/ENGINEER. 8. Disconnect from the license server and use the borrowed license. Note: A borrowed license can contain multiple borrowed configurations that can expire at any time. Each time you start Pro/ENGINEER sing the borrowed license, Pro/ENGINEER checks for and removes the expired borrowed license files. You can borrow licenses again, if required. There is an issue in the FLEXlm license management tool that disallows check in of the license prior to the expiration date. If you check it out for 10 days then you will have it for the duration. Other users will not be able to use the license until it expires and refreshes on the server. Lastly, to use License borrowing, you are required to use the license file that includes this capability. When you create a license file for a specific machine via the PTC online tools, you will receive two identical emails each containing identical license files. One email will contain the standard license file that does not allow license borrowing. You will be required to use the non-standard license file. This will be installed and used by the license server at your facility. Only once this is installed will users be able to borrow licenses.