Network licenses can be borrowed from the license server.
For example, you can borrow a license onto your laptop, and then disconnect from the network and still run Softimage.
To borrow a license:
- Connect your laptop to the network (so you can access the license server).
- Start Softimage on your laptop.
- In Softimage, click Help > About Autodesk Softimage.
- Click Product License Information.
- Click Borrow License.
- Specify a start date and end date for the borrowing period.
- You can click Help to read the License Borrowing documentation.
I can’t start Softimage on my laptop since I’m not sure if my network license is configured properly for license borrowing.
When I installed Softimage, the options for the network license on my main computer tower was set to single license. Do I have to un-install everything and re-install with the manager set to distributed license option ?
OK, but what about to borrow to a workstation which is not connected to the license server and at another place?
I am working for a time period at my clients office and would like to borrow my personal network license to the workstation there. My client is located 60 Kilometers away from me and I am not able to transfer the client workstation to my office… and I would like to keep my workstation in my office.
How is this possible?
Please, this is really important for me.
Thank you in advance
In that situation, the only way to borrow the license would be if you could somehow connect to your personal workstation from the client site (for example, through a VPN connection).
License borrowing absolutely requires that you connect to the license server.
I think customers often borrow onto a laptop, so they can work with the laptop away from the office.
For home use, if you are on Subscription, you can request a home use license. That will be a standalone license that you can install on your home PC.
A standard commercial Standalone license can be transferred between computers.
If you don’t use the Batch licenses that come with a network license, perhaps you might consider downgrading to a Standalone?