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License on USB Dongle

License on USB Dongle

License on USB Dongle

I am just doing some research into which software products support the use of a USB dongle for the license file.
By using a dongle, you can move that license between multiple machines, which may violate the 'node-locked' license agreement.
Does Siemens NX support license dongles?

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: License on USB Dongle

I'm pretty sure NX doesn't do dongles anymore.

Hexagon's CLS allows for dongles but they'd rather you go keyless. They charged a bit extra for the dongle at the start and small fee each year tacked on the SMA.
Our PC-Dmis and Workxplore are keyless but WorkNC and Radan are dongles.
Their Keyless option is nice as you can go online and release the license yourself and install it on another machine.

RE: License on USB Dongle

The USB Dongle is usually the more expensive alternative to node-locked license. It also usually allows for the even more expensive floating license and associated license server software. I do recall that wonderful time when I had a time-critical task and found that the license was being used by another company - because my boss spent 50% more on a floating license so another company in the corporation could piggy-back off ours, rather than just buying their own. Such a great idea! Thanks for letting the ONLY person using that program in our company know the rug could disappear.

RE: License on USB Dongle

Looks like I may have been wrong, There's an article in the support KB and NX1953 about troubleshooting NX hardware keys

RE: License on USB Dongle

@looslib, yes they do support USB dongles. I work for a reseller and we have hundreds of them amongst our customers.
They are usually used with the node locked bundles, but we do have customers that use them for the floating ones as well, as it suits their usage patterns better that way.

Anthony Galante
Senior Support Engineer

NX4 to NX CR with almost every MR (18versions)

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