Understanding License Types
This chapter is designed to help you choosing the license type that suits best to your needs.
You can choose from these license types for ARES software:
A Flex license provides the ability to share it with multiple users in several locations in a network.
Flex licenses can be shared between concurrent users or computers on the same network to reduce the number of licenses and costs.
A Flex license provides the ability to share it with multiple users in different locations on a network. Here we differentiate between 2 types of Flex licenses.
1) Flex Network, where only license activation takes place in the customer portal and a network license manager (NLM) then manages the activated licenses.
2) Flex Cloud, here the activation and administration of the licenses is carried out completely on the Internet. Furthermore, the Flex Cloud licenses are always sold as Trinity licenses. Included are ARES Kudo (browser CAD application) and ARES Touch (mobile CAD application).
A Flex Network License
lets you share the license with others on a network simultaneously (according to the maximum number of client users).
a single user can use the same license on different computers but not simultaneously.
a user can open several instances of the software on the same computer.
allows you to take away the license for a defined period if you need to work outside of the network (Borrow License mode)
is valid without time limitation (with the freedom to renew annual update and support service after 12 months)
Note: A Flex License requires a minimum quantity of 3 floating licenses shared on a same network.
A Flex Network License includes:
ARES Commander – as a full license which will never expire
Free updates to upcoming versions within a year (usually each quarter). Updates include: Service Packs, which are new builds of the same version that fix issues; Upgrade to the next major release with added functionality (if a new major release falls into the valid subscription period of the license)
E-mail support for one year (contact our technical support service at [email protected])
To buy a Flex License and to keep annual update and support service:
Contact [email protected].
Note: Information concerning the administration of Flex Licenses is provided by a separate document about the Network-License Manager (NLM).