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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tip for larger companies with Solid Edge floating licenses

At larger locations with floating licenses, it may be easier to create an environment variable to point to the server instead of copying the license file to the C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST(yourversion)\Program directory on every machine.

Here's how...

  • This would be a system environment variable (start…right click on computer…advanced system settings…environment variables…system variables…new). 
  • The variable for Solid Edge version ST3 (103) and lower versions is SEDEMON_LICENSE_FILE. The variable for Solid Edge version ST4 and above is SELMD_LICENSE_FILE. 
  • The value is portnumber@servername where port number is the same as in the license file typically 27001 and the servername is the name of the computer or server where the licensing is located. 
  • Remove all license files from the Preferences directory in the Solid Edge Installation Directory as Solid Edge will look at any license file first and then only if it does not see one will it second look for the environment variable.

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Madison Rye
Application Engineering Manager
Ally PLM Solutions

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