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Examples of different Tekla Structures licensing system setups

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018

Examples of different Tekla Structures licensing system setups

Examples of different Tekla Structures licensing system setups

The purpose of the following examples is to provide guidelines for license management in companies or organizations of different sizes.

Example 1: One Tekla Structures user, all licenses activated on one computer

Only one user in the company uses Tekla Structures. The user installs Tekla Structures and the license server on the same computer.

  • Installing the license server is straightforward, and the default license server settings can be used. The user does not need to modify the license server settings, because the user runs the license server and Tekla Structures on the same computer.

  • Because the user installs the license server on a computer, the user does not need to borrow a license or use a VPN connection to use Tekla Structures out of office.

Example 2: Three Tekla Structures users, necessary licenses activated separately on each computer

There are three Tekla Structures users in a company. Because the users use different Tekla Structures configurations, each user installs a license server separately on the user's own computer and activates only the needed licenses.

  • A license server administrator is not needed, the users maintain their license servers.

  • Because the users install the license servers on their computers, they do not need to borrow a license or use a VPN connection to use Tekla Structures out of office.

Example 3: Ten Tekla Structures users, necessary licenses activated on a common license server and one user's computer

There are ten Tekla Structures users in a compan y. Because the users use different configurations, the company uses a common license server.

  • The company has an internal policy for license use containing regulations for managing the licenses.

  • One of the main users is assigned as the license server administrator. The administrator installs the license server and informs the other users of the hostname and port number of the server. The license server administrator also performs other server maintenance duties.

  • One of the users travels a lot and needs Tekla Structures on the journeys. A license server is installed separately on the user’s computer, so the user does not need to borrow a license or use a VPN connection for offline use of Tekla Structures.

  • Other users borrow licenses from the license server when they need to use Tekla Structures offline.

Example 4: Fifty Tekla Structures users in two offices, necessary licenses activated on two separate servers

There are fifty Tekla Structures users in two separate offices. Both offices have their own license servers.

  • Both offices have assigned license server administrators. The license server administrators install the license servers and perform license server maintenance duties.

  • The company has an internal policy for using licenses. The policy contains, for example, the rules that define who is allowed to borrow licenses.

  • Because the amount of Tekla Structures users is large, the license server administrators create tekla.opt options files for controlling the access rights for different licenses.

  • Only a couple of users need to use Tekla Structures offline. The license server administrators modify the option files to enable the license borrowing only for those users who need to borrow licenses.

  • If one server fails, the users can connect to the license server at the other office. If there are licenses available on the license server, the users can use the licenses.

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