Licensing

For information about your current license status, select Help > Ideate Software License... on the main UI of any Ideate Software title.

More Info About Licensing:

License Information Dialog
Standalone Licensing
Network Licensing

 

FAQ

Which license is the best for me or my organization?
How many licenses do I need for my company?
What is an Enterprise license?
What do I need to run a network license server?
What options do I have for a highly security or air-gapped network?
How do I transfer my standalone license?
My PC got replaced/reinstalled, now my standalone license no longer activates
What happens if I do not renew my subscription

 

Which license type is the best for me or my organization?

For individual users or a widely distributed user base without a domain/VPN, standalone licenses are recommended.

For brick and mortar office environments, or when your remote users/offices are on the same domain and able to access the license server via VPN, network licensing would most likely be the better choice.

How many licenses do I need for my company?

Most of Ideate software titles are intended to be used daily by every Revit user. For medium to larger sized organizations we recommend seriously considering Enterprise licensing which provides the best value per license. We are happy to discuss your individual situation and provide a recommendation, please reach out to sales for more info.

What is an Enterprise license?

An Enterprise license gives you access to unlimited seats of all Ideate Software titles, including any new software titles released during your subscription period. You can run up to three servers, with unlimited seats each.  

What do I need to run a network license server?

Ideate network licenses use the Flexera FlexLM license manager. This is the same as used by Autodesk Revit. In general, any PC capable of running a Windows OS will be sufficient, a server operating system is not required. 

What options do I have for a high security or air-gapped network?

For highly seure networks we recommend to either use a separate instance of a network license manager, or off-line activations for standalone licenses. In both cases it will be necessary to move a text-based file into the secured environment.

How do I transfer my standalone license?

The license transfer is done by returning the license on the current PC, then activating the same license code on another through the ‘Manage license’ dialog. 

My PC got replaced/reinstalled, now my standalone license no longer activates

If your PC crashed, or you forgot to return the active license before your PC got retired, you need to contact Ideate support and we will release the license on the back end. If you have a multi-seat license, please make sure to provide the computer name for the machine from which you wish to release the license.

What happens if I do not renew my subscription?

After a brief period your license will stop working. You can later choose to purchase a new subscription and we will reactivate your standalone license code, or issue a new license file.

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