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  • The FlexNet floating license server is installed and started.
  • You have the floating license server name and port (provided by your system or license server administrator).


  1. Start the modeling tool.
  2. When the License Manager dialog opens, click the Use Floating License button.

    To open this dialog manually, select Help > License Manager.

  3. In the Registration dialog, fill in the registration form with your personal details, click Register.

    Registration is mandatory for all the users of the floating license! You will be asked to register a product when you opt to obtain the floating license for the first time.

  4. In the FlexNet License Server Connection dialog, enter the floating license server name and port (provided by your system administrator). Click OK.

    If the Automatically login each time <modeling tool> is started checkbox is selected, the FlexNet License Server Connection dialog will not be displayed and the licenses will be obtained automatically. To reset the licenses or select additional ones, do the following:

    1. In the main menu, click Options > Environment. The Environment Options dialog opens.
    2. In the Floating options group, set the Auto login to FlexNet License Server option to false.
    3. Restart the modeling tool.

  5. In the Select Edition/Plugin dialog, select the modeling tool edition, plugins you want to use, and the floating license connection type: online or offline (borrowing). Click OK.


    To obtain a floating license for your plugin, you must install it in your modeling tool first. Once the plugin is installed, you will find it listed under Plugins in the Select Edition/Plugin window. Click here to learn how to install a plugin.

    To check the license information, select Help > About and click the Licensing tab.

Finishing offline floating license session

To finish an offline floating license session earlier

  1. In the main menu, click Help > Finish Offline License Session.
  2. Click Yes.

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