Here’s another important Softimage URL on autodesk.com:
If you’re having problems with your XSI 7.01 (or 6.5 or 6.0 or 5.11 or 4.2 or …) license, you can contact the Softimage licensing team through this Web form. For example, if you reinstall your OS and you need a new SLP license, then use that web form.
As of Softimage 7.5, you get unlimited batch processing. Before, you got 8 Processing tokens with Advanced and 4 with Essentials.
Batch processing is where you run “xsibatch -processing -script”. Batch processing can includes things like exporting .mi2 files, exporting rib files, baking, committing, asset management, custom render management/submission, dynamics, … anything in a complex pipeline that requires automation and remote processing, but not rendering. (Ref: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=4870718&postcount=10)
Here’s the RSS feed for the Softimage Knowledge Base on autodesk.com:
You can subscribe to the KBs for other products like Maya, Mudbox, and MotionBuilder. Go here to get the RSS feeds for those and other products.
I subscribe to the RSS feed for AutoCAD, because they always have the latest info on licensing.