Which CATIA Releases Will Your License Let You Use?

All DSLS licences have a max release date, meaning the date in the licence will determine the newest release of CATIA that you are able to use with this license.

Updating CAT Settings for Multiple Versions of CATIA

Having multiple versions of CATIA installed can sometimes cause issues with the CATIA settings.

DSLS Licences on Windows XP

When using Windows XP with CATIA, you can obtain a concurrent license from a server either using LUM or DSLS.

Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID

When trying to obtain the IBM License Use Management TargetID through the ‘i4target’ executable the ID returned shows ‘00000000’. This can also be encountered in the LUM Basic License Tool where the TargetID shows the same 8-digit alpha numeric which…

Virtualisation of FLEXnet Licence Servers for SIMULIA

Many people ask if a License server can be hosted on a virtual machine (VM), known as virtualisation. Although Dassault Systemes do not encourage it, it is possible. Unfortunately for most, it will not fit requirements due to not all…

Do I have PLM Express (Edition 3) media installed or the older P2 configuration?

It is very important that you have the correct Media installed when it comes to Dassault Systèmes products. CATIA V5 comes in two configurations, the older P2 configuration and the newer Edition 3 configuration. Although CATIA itself does not change,…

Do You Know When Your Rental License(s) Will Expire?

In the world of renewals, it is so common for people to forget or mistime when their licenses are set for expiry. It is so easily done in the modern working world, with so many distractions and higher priority tasks.…

How to Identify Problems Getting a License When Using DSLS

For all new releases of V5 starting at R21 and all versions of V6 and 3DEXPERIENCE, DSLS (Dassault Systèmes License Server) is used to manage software licensing. Like most license servers, there needs to be a secure connection between the…

Enrolling DSLS Licenses

Learn how to enroll DSLS licenses using the License Administration tool provided by Dassault Systèmes.

DS Licence Server (DSLS) Alongside Multiple Network Devices

Often large companies use their main network server to host the DS Licence Server. For many reasons (performance, redundancy, etc) it may be necessary to have multiple network (Ethernet) devices attached to the server. The network devices may be standalone…

Technical Note: Offlining Licenses in the New Dassault Systèmes Licensing System (DSLS)

We have recently become aware of a feature within Dassault’s new licensing system (DSLS) that may mean users who have ‘offlined’ a license may lose the use of that license under certain circumstances.