Those of you who are using network license's, What is your average number of network license's per the number of users who have excess to those license's.
Thanks for the help.
Really no one has ever had to consider this?
Yes, but it's like asking "What's a good car to buy". It's incredibly dependent on your individual company's needs and your users' usage patterns. We have 2 licenses, and like 6 possible users. But I'm the main one, and everyone else is just every once in a while. What are your use needs? What is the likelihood that you'll be in a business-critical situation in which all your users absolutely need to use it at the same time?
Ok, so in your case your saying 33% works for you. That's all I was asking, was to get some idea what some other companies ratio per current users is.
We have 5 licenses. Two heavy users and maybe 6 occasional users.
I'm a heavy user but am trying to lose some weight...
for us it is 15 full time users and 6 part time users on 18 licenses
Thanks for the responses. We have about 62 workstations that have excess to Solidworks. About 45 of them will log in everyday at some point but will not need it all day long. We have 19 licenses. We are having issues with people not being able to get in. It looks like we are a little low on the ratio of licenses per possible users.
either that, or they need to work out some sort of schedule
I would add one license at a time and give it a month and see how things go. You may be able to get away with only adding one or two more to get you down to 1% chance of having an issue range.
Also a little reminding on logging out when your not using it will help a lot.
We have 2 network licenses. I am the main user and there are about 3 other people that use it occasionally.
Here where I work we have around 65 users with 29 licenses. We normally maintain about 13 to 15 free licenses at any given time.
It sounds like your users know to turn off the license if they are not using it. We have preached and preached to our users to shut the license off it they are not using it. So far it has not done any good.
We have 5 users and 6 licenses. We are down a user at the moment thus the extra. With our work flow we could not get by with less than 1 to 1.
If / when we add PDM standard we may need the spare Professional seat vacant so users can pick it up to log into the vault.
There is no singular answer to this beyond "what works for your user-base, frequency of their use of Solidworks, average duration of their use, and funds available".
If your users only spend about 20% of their time in Solidworks, and that 20% is generally broken up into a lot of "5 minutes here and 10 minutes there" use of Solidworks, then you obviously have the option of having a smaller number of licenses then a place where the users spend 80% - 100% of their time in Solidworks and that time is generally many hours of constant use every day.
We have a fixed seat for every designer, since they generally are using Solidworks all day every day. If they can't get into Solidworks, they can't do their job. We also have several floating seats for other people to use (sales, conference room, shop floor). Several years ago, sales and shop floor personal very rarely had a need to access Solidworks, so our number of floating licenses versus floating license user was very low. But over the years sales and shop floor personal have been shifting over to using Solidworks more and more, resulting in us needing a higher number of floating licenses.
So...analyze YOUR needs, and go from there.
we have 14licences (10 standard and 4 premiums), on normal day we have 5ppl working in SW, on busy periods there are contractors -like now 2 of them - and we have ppl that can occasionally use SW (project managers, etc).
Usually we don't run out of licences. It happend maybe once or twice.
You can use tools like OpenLM license parser (FLEXlm/FLEXnet license files, debug log and more) to find out the actual license usage.
I see most of the cases the user to license ratio is 1.5 ~ 2
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