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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Checking Out a Network License

If you have two or more Orca3D Network licenses, you are able to "check out" a license so that a computer can use the license when it's out of the network (e.g., taking a laptop on travel). Note that there must always be at least one license left on the server, so you need to have two or more licenses to do this.

To check out a license, first run the “net NLS checkout” utility on the client computer to generate an Authorization Request Number.
Next, run the "netNLS Manager Utility" on the computer that acts as your Orca3D license server. Enter the Authorization Request Number that you generated in the first step, along with a specified length of time in days to generate an Approval Number. Back on the client, you enter the Authorization Approval Number and click “Check Out License.” The license (actually a license seat) is checked out to your machine for the period of time you specified during authorization.
When you are ready to return the license seat, use the "net NLS checkout" utility on the client and click “Return License Seat.” If the number of days originally specified has passed the license seat is automatically returned to the server.
See the Orca3D Help file for more information, or contact us with questions.