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Using a floating license in the offline mode.

If a license is used on a machine that is intermittently connected to the license server, the license can be borrowed from the server and used as an offline floating license. A license can be borrowed from a license server for the selected period of time (default 24 hours).

The maximum license borrowing period is 2 months. If you would like to limit the maximum borrowing period, please contact your account executive.

Configuration files

The files where your defined settings and environment options are stored.

When upgrading your software, you can choose one of the following:

  • If you want to import the environment options from an earlier modeling tool or server version, select the location and click Import.
  • If you are installing the software for the first time and/or do not want to use earlier environment options, click Use Default.

Commercial license

A purchased permanent license that requires activation.

Floating, Academic, and Academic Site license types do not require activation.

Commercial license with expiration

 If you purchase a product using the “purchase order” method (with the delayed payment), you will receive the commercial license key with the concrete expiration date.


The process that returns the activated licenses. You may remove and return all activated (locked to the particular machine) commercial licenses by deactivating them.

Floating license

The FL (Floating License) allows you to install and use the same license (i.e. MagicDraw StandardProfessionalEnterprise Edition or Plugins) on multiple machines. The FLEXnet license server is used to manage floating licenses. 

Host ID

A combination of 12 numbers and letters (also known as the MAC Address or Physical Address), which identifies the network card of a machine. It is used to tie the commercial license to a particular machine.

Please note, the HostID may be encrypted if you have more than one network adapter. An example of the encrypted Host ID:

License owner

A person who purchased licenses and/or under whose profile purchased licenses are stored at nomagic.com.

License type

Seat.The license of a modeling tool dedicated to one working place.

Mobile. Allows the installation and use of one copy of a modeling tool at a place of employment, at a personal residence, or on a portable laptop computer by an individual user. Only one license can be used at a time. No additional software is required to track the usage of licenses.

Floating. Allows you to install and use the same license of a modeling tool on multiple machines.

Academic and Academic Site. Licenses for educational purposes (not commercial) and do not require activation.

Please note, the license type of a modeling tool and a plugin used by this tool must be the same.


The number of allowable attempts to move a license from one machine to another without deactivation confirmation. By default, the rehost limit is 1 for each obtained license per year. After the correct modeling tool license deactivation, the rehost number does not decrease.

Vendor daemon

A program No Magic developed to implement the FlexNet license server. The vendor daemon tracks how many licenses are checked out and who has the licenses.