Provide offline users with a customized product ID file
Tekla License Borrow Tool needs the activation IDs of the licenses during borrowing. When you export a product ID file ( .tpi ) in Tekla License Administration Tool , the activation IDs of the activated licenses are written in the file. Then you can send the file to offline users.
When you install Tekla License Borrow Tool , the standard.tpi file is automatically installed in the ..\Tekla\License\Borrow folder. This default product ID file lists all Tekla Structures configurations and their product IDs. However, users can only borrow the licenses that are activated on the license server.
You can create a customized product ID file that only lists the activation IDs of the activated licenses available for borrowing. You need to export the product ID file on the license server computer using Tekla License Administration Tool and save the file on the computers of the users who borrow licenses. The activation IDs are encrypted.
Product ID files are not updated automatically. If you deactivate borrowable licenses or activate new licenses for borrowing, you need to export a new product ID file and send it to Tekla Structures offline users who borrow licenses.
To export the product ID file on the Tekla license server computer:
- Go to Tekla Licensing > Tekla License Administration Tool through the Start menu or Start screen , depending on your Windows operating system.
- Click Export.
- In the Save Product ID file As dialog box, enter the name of the product ID file or keep the default file name, select a folder where you want to save the file and click Save.
- Send the product ID file to the Tekla Structures users who need to borrow licenses and inform the users about the usage of the file.
If the name of the file is standard.tpi and the file is saved in the ..\Tekla\License\Borrow folder on the user’s computer, the file is opened automatically when the user starts Tekla License Borrow Tool.