Tag Archives: Bentley

Win the Software License Optimization Game with K2 KeyServer

You Can’t Win the Game if You Don’t Play Expensive science and engineering software products like Autodesk, Bentley or Vectorworks often require the use of built-in or third party tools to manage concurrent use or “floating” licenses, prevent unauthorized use, and potentially even monitor and bill for overages. As a result, many IT and software procurement professionals think their organizations […]

Scoping Policies for Bentley Products using K2 7.4

Several Bentley products are licensed based on the maximum number of objects that can be created.  For example, a WaterCAD license might limit the number of “pipes” allowable within a model.  In K2 7.4 you can configure different policies to represent each “pipe” level by using the new Tags feature. This post describes how you can create policies to support […]

Enforcing Bentley’s new 10-minute Term Licensing with K2 7.4

To read how to enforce Bentley’s 10-minute Term licensing with K2 7.3, see this earlier post. Earlier this year, Bentley customers started to receive an email from Bentley titled “New Improvements to your Term License”. The essential change was to reduce “the interval used to calculate usage from one hour to ten minutes.” Details at […]

Enforcing Bentley’s new 10-minute Term Licensing with K2

To read how to enforce Bentley’s 10-minute Term licensing with K2 7.4, see this new post. Earlier this year, Bentley customers started to receive an email from Bentley titled “New Improvements to your Term License”. The essential change was to reduce “the interval used to calculate usage from one hour to ten minutes.” Details at the time […]

Taming Bentley SELECT Licensing to Reduce Costs with Sassafras K2

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Bentley SELECT software licensing can be closely managed by Sassafras K2 to avoid excess usage charges in Bentley’s quarterly billing statements. A K2 policy configured to track and manage licensing based on Bentley’s concept of hourly usage “buckets” will prevent your organization from accidentally using more Bentley SELECT licenses than you own. Customers using K2 […]

Bentley SELECT Licensing vs. Lease License

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Update (2015-09-01) In K2 version 7.3, we have added additional functionality to better manage some intricacies of how Bentley measures SELECT licensing. For full details, read the technote Managing Bentley SELECT Licensing. Bentley SELECT Licensing is very very close to a Lease License. As explained in a Bentley blog post : To summarize, SELECT usage for an application is calculated by […]