I would doubt on that as the license has been lost, so the ability to save.
You can do a trial check and verify. And then may be have the user to check if they've a license or not before opening/accessing SOLIDWORKS.
Hi Deepak. Thank you for the reply. Was just hoping if someone knew what happens. But you have a good idea. I'll do as you suggest by setting the timer on off hours and test.
See you next month in LA? SWW2017
I did ask my VAR and got this reply:
In an SNL environment with an options file in use, a TIMEOUT option will return any user license back to the license server if the user's SOLIDWORKS session is inactive for the timeout period that is set.
For example, a TIMEOUT option is set for 900 seconds. A user launches SOLIDWORKS and leaves for lunch. After 15 minutes, this license will be returned to the license server, the user's name will no longer appear in the license usage list, and the license will be available for other users. The following will also be logged in the license server log to indicate the license timeout:
XX:XX:XX (SW_D) IN: "solidworks" <username@machinename> (INACTIVE)
The session of SOLIDWORKS for the user whose license timed out will remain active. If this user returns to the computer and "re-activates" the SOLIDWORKS session, a new license will be taken if available. If the user does not "re-activate" the SOLIDWORKS session, or there are no more available licenses, then the user will enter the same scenario as if the license server were stopped; warnings will eventually display, indicating to the user that the license cannot be connected, and that the user needs to save their work. If the session is inactive for long enough (or a license cannot be taken), then the acceptance of the final warning will close SOLIDWORKS.
In short, the user would be able to remain active in SOLIDWORKS long enough to save their work, although it is always highly recommended that they save before abandoning the station for any length of time. Hopefully this helps but if you do have any further questions or concerns, feel free to let us know.
How does one do this? If this user returns to the computer and "re-activates" the SOLIDWORKS session