(1) HOW to borrow
(2) Conditions to BORROW and RETURN EARLY
(3) How borrowing works
(4) Maximum duration of a borrowed license
(1) HOW to borrow:
a. Start -> All Programs -> Siemens NX -> Tool - Licensing Tool ->
b. BUNDLE SETTINGS - FIRST, select the bundle(s) you want to BORROW.
c. BORROWING SETTINGS
Click on the "Borrow" icon
Then select those features you want to borrow, both the bundle(s) AND additional features as needed.
d. RETURN DATE - use pull-down and calendar to select the date you
want to RETURN the borrowed seat to the license server.
(2) Conditions to BORROW and RETURN EARLY:
The client machine MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE LICENSE SERVER MACHINE
to perform the act of;
b. RETURNING EARLY
c. In other words, a user CANNOT BORROW or RETURN EARLY when their client machine
is disconnected or away from the license server machine.
(3) How borrowing works:
Once the user borrows and declares a RETURN DATE, the license RETURN occurs
AUTOMATICALLY on BOTH the license server machine AND client machine
who borrowed - when that return date arrives.
Therefore after the RETURN DATE is reached;
a. The license server knows to RECLAIM the borrowed seat.
b. The client machine knows to RETURN the borrowed seat.
Beyond the return date, that client WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RUN NX as a borrower.
c. For the client to borrow again, their client machine would need to
connect back to the license server and perform another borrowing session.
NOTE - A BORROWED seat represents an occupied seat as far as the license
server is concerned. Therefore during the user's borrowing period,
that license server has 1 LESS SEAT (of whatever bundle(s) and features the
borrowing user claimed) available to other users.
(4) Maximum duration of a borrowed license:
In the license file code, the INCREMENT line of a borrow-able feature will
include a portion showing BORROW=2880. Meaning 2880 hours.
Notes and References
OS Version: 1064