Configure License Borrowing
If your Autodesk product supports the license
borrowing feature, you can use the Options file to configure license
borrowing options. For example, you can define the maximum number
of licenses that cannot be borrowed from your network at any one
time. In addition, you can define which users can borrow an Autodesk
product license. Licenses are borrowed per user, not per machine.
NoteIf your Autodesk product
supports license borrowing, and licenses are borrowed from a redundant
license server pool, you must restart the license server after you
stop the Network License Manager.
At the end of a borrow period, the borrowed
license is automatically disabled on the user's computer and becomes
available again on the license server. Users can also return a license
before a borrow period has ended.
To set license borrowing parameters
the Options file, enter the following syntax on its own line (with BORROW_LOWWATER
entered in uppercase, as shown):
BORROW syntax, “feature_code” is the name of the
product in the license file, and “n” is the number
of licenses that cannot be borrowed.
the syntax BORROW_LOWWATER Autodesk_f1 3 means that for the product
Autodesk_f1, three licenses cannot be borrowed from the license
the following syntax on the next line (with MAX_BORROW_HOURS entered
in uppercase, as shown):
syntax, “n” is the number of hours that a license
can be borrowed.
the syntax MAX_BORROW_HOURS Autodesk_f1 360 means that for product
Autodesk_f1, licenses can be borrowed for 360 hours, or 15 days.
NoteLicenses are borrowed
in increments of 24 hours only. Any number that is more than a 24-hour
increment is not used. For example, the number 365 would be rounded
down to 360 hours, or 15 days.
For more information about setting up the license
borrowing feature, see the FLEXlm documentation in the Program
Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\Docs\FlexUser folder.
Users can borrow a license
in an Autodesk product by clicking the Tools menu
Borrowing, or by entering borrowlicense
the Autodesk product command line. Help for this feature is available
in the Borrow a License for [Autodesk product name]
and in \Program Files\[Autodesk product name]\Help\[Autodesk