The Flexnet License Administration guide indicates that the TIMEOUT option needs to be supported by the FLEX-enabled application. I can find no documentation on whether this is supported by PADS Logic. Is this supported?
The FlexNet TIMEOUT option is not supported by PADS.
Thanks for the response. That's unfortunate, as we were hoping to use that to deal with the issue of PADS Logic often not releasing a checkout of the viewdraw040 license when exiting the application. This leaves a license checked out even though the application is not running. The only thing that we've been able to do to deal with this is to restart the license server (we use a network license).
You can try setting TIMEOUTALL 900 in your options file. This may alleviate the problem of licenses not getting checked back in after the application is closed. What is not supported in PADS is an idle state in the application triggering a license check in. If an application is closed and there are no network connectivity issues at the time, the licenses should be checked in.
Try the TIMEOUTALL setting. I may at least force them to be checked in after 15 min of closing the application.
I could try that. When I had first read the documentation on the TIMEOUT and TIMEOUTALL options, it said for TIMEOUTALL "Same as TIMEOUT, but applies to all features.", so I didn't expect it to work differently from TIMEOUT. If TIMEOUT is not supported in PADS, why would TIMEOUTALL be supported?
In short, if PADS is not running, it's no longer communicating with the license server. The license server will check TIMEOUT or TIMEOUTALL to determine when it should check in licenses from clients that are no longer active.
The standard request for TIMEOUT usually relates to when an application is running but has become "idle". We don't have an idle state in PADS so the connection to the server is always active when the application is running. Sorry if my previous response was confusing.
Thanks for the clarification, Guy. Given this info, it seems worth trying. I'll give it a shot this weekend, as the PADS licenses are in heavy use right now.
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