Currently we have four standard licenses. We have reached the maximum amount of users. We also have two premium licenses. How do we issue those for the user?
Did you actually purchase 4 Standard and 2 Premium licenses from your VAR (6 licenses total), or does your SolidNetWork License Manager say that you have 4 Standard licenses (4 licenses total)? The difference being that a license of Standard is "included" when you purchase a seat of Premium, so your license manager will show an extra seat of Standard for every seat of Premium that you have.
For example, my company purchased 1 Standard license, 7 Professional licenses, and 1 Premium license, yet our license manager says that we have 9 seats of Standard in total.
The reason for this is because the Standard, Professional, and Premium packages are all identical except that a license of Premium will give you access to extra add-ins (such as PhotoView 360), so you won't see a license of Premium as being occupied until someone activates, or turns on, one of those add-ins. Basically, Professional = Standard + Professional add-ins, Premium = Standard + Professional add-ins + Premium add-ins. Because of the way this works, occupying a license of Premium will not free up a license of Standard.
So if your license manager says you have 4 seats of Standard, then that means only 4 people will be able to use Solidworks at the same time, regardless of whether the 2 Premium licenses are occupied or not. If you do, in fact, have 4 seats of Standard and 2 additional seats of Premium, then your license manager should list 6 total licenses of Standard.
Okay, here's how I understand it is supposed to work... In your situation, if I understand your license pool, you have 6 total floating licenses (4 standard and 2 premium), all 6 could be used as standard at the same time. However, if 1 person activates a premium "Add-in" then you now have 5 standard licenses active and 1 premium licenses active. If another person activates a premium add-in you have 4 standard licenses and 2 premium licenses active.
So, if I am correct, you either have 2 standard licenses and 2 premium licenses, or your standard licenses have a different license number than your premium licenses. Go to Help>SolidNetWork License Manager and see how many of each is available:
Whatever the problem is, your VAR should be able to resolve it.
What Matt has stated is true if your licenses are network license. If they are standalone all users will not have access to the functionally of a premium license.
No all user can have the access to the 2 premium license jeje they just need to switch their workstation jejeje
Matt Peneguy is correct. One extra piece of info - if you want to keep the Premium available only to certain people, I have been told it's possible to write an "options" file to reserve licenses for some of your users. Check with your VAR to get info on doing this.
Alright, that answers my question. Was just wondering since we purchased 2 premium licenses as well as 4 standard.
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