No. A new service for the Ideate Software will be created and sit side-by-side with any existing FlexLM daemon. Any existing services, such as Autodesk's vendor daemon (adeskflex.exe), will not be interrupted by this process.
Opening multiple year versions of Ideate Software will consume multiple seats of network license (i.e. Ideate BIMLink 2018 & 2019 = 2 network seats consumed). This mirrors the behavior of network licensed Revit and Autodesk Suites.
Ideate Software supports a distributed license model, but does not support a redundant license model. If you are currently using a redundant server model for an existing license service, contact email@example.com to discuss your options.
The Ideate Software vendor daemon is available for use with both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Learn more about Configuring the Ideate License Service.
Ideate Software is utilizing FlexLM to manage network licensing. This is the same technology currently used by Autodesk Revit network licensing.
The network licensing for Ideate Software has been designed and tested in many virtualized environments. Due to the variety of technologies available for virtualized environments we recommend contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with validating your unique setup.
License Borrowing was added in Version 2013.2 and is available in all subsequent releases. For users of Revit 2012 and Ideate Software 2012 we recommend a standalone license for any off-site use.
The system requirements for the server installation of Ideate Software mirror the FlexLM requirements with the exception that for Ideate Software we currently only support 64 bit Windows operating systems. If you do not have a server that meets these requirements, contact email@example.com for more information.
Yes, you can use networked Ideate Software with Autodesk standalone licenses. Installation of the FlexLM program from either the Autodesk website or from your Revit installation media will be required prior to proceeding with the Ideate setup.
Ideate Software network licensing is supported for Revit versions 2012 and newer. Ideate Software version 2013.2 is the earliest version that is designed to support license borrowing. Revit 2011 and earlier are supported for Ideate standalone only.
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