Network Installations

Please let us know before you buy MechDesigner that you want a Network License (also called a Floating License ).


Note: Network Administrators (' I.T. ') should not give the Product Key (MD32_0_0-XXXX-XXXX-XXX) to end-users (clients).


What is the difference between Stand-Alone and a Floating-Network Licensing?

A stand-alone software license needs to be installed on each computer/workstation that the software is to run on - each license and computer needs a Product Key.

A Floating-Network License allows a pool of workstations that have access to a network server to run the software. One Product-Key defines the maximum number of simultaneous users. The major advantage of a Floating Network License is that any computer on the network can run the software - it is not locked-down to an individual computer workstation. This enables more efficient work among engineers since individual users can access the license(s) from different workstations.

Additionally, the License Control (for example, the maximum number of simultaneous users) is installed on the license server and not on the individual computer/workstations. This allows computer/workstations to be changed or upgraded more easily, without having to worry about uninstalling and reinstalling software licenses.

Network License Installation Instructions

Please read this documentation before you install MechDesigner.

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Roaming Licenses

As a network installation, you can ask PSMotion to enable Roaming Licences. These enable one or more designers to use MechDesigner on a remote computer for a period of time. Please email PSMotion if you want to enable Roaming Licenses.


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