You can order PROCAD software with two options: Standalone or Network licenses. Software licensing is managed by our RLM Reprise® system allowing companies to acquire PROCAD on Monthly, 1-year, or 3-year license terms.
Standalone licenses are installed on a single workstation and are tied to its hardware identification. The software will run on that computer regardless of whether it’s connected to the company network or not.
Standalone license cannot be moved or shared with other users. This license is most suitable for mobile computers or single user workstation setup.
Standalone licenses are also referred to as Node Locked Licenses.
Network licenses provide a cost-effective way to share a fixed number of software licenses throughout the company. With a network license, PROCAD software can be installed on all designated workstations in the office and the licenses are installed on the company’s network server.
PROCAD’s License Manager which is installed on the server monitors the license usage by allowing users to start a PROCAD session as long their number doesn’t exceed the number of licenses acquired.
A license server keeps track of how many licenses are in use at all time. When a user starts a PROCAD session, the software checks out a license from the server as long as there is a license available. If so, a license is checked out from the pool of licenses. This license is then returned to the pool when user terminates a PROCAD session making that license available for other users in the company.
Network licensing simplifies software asset management since licenses reside on a single server instead of on each individual workstation.
It is also the most cost-effective way to maximize software utilization by allowing all users in the company to have access to PROCAD applications.
All users of PROCAD’s network licenses must be connected to the company network and have access to the server where the License Manager is installed.
Network licenses are also referred to as Concurrent Licenses.