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Two layout sessions on same PC now use TWO licenses

Question asked by on Aug 14, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2017 by

In the past if I started up Expedition (or even Board Station) layout on a PC I obtained a single Layout license set, as  long as i stayed on that PC I could launch a second Layout session on a 2nd design and it would use the existing license i had checked out from the 1st Layout session.


They have changed that paradigm!


Now, If I launch a 2nd Layout session I now check out a 2nd layout license.


When an why would this have changed?

This does not make sense, I'm the same user on the same PC using the the same display, yet i now need 2 licenses to view or work on two designs simoultaneously.

I mean even the dreaded Microsoft allow us to view and workon two Word documents at the same time.


This has our bean counters in a frenzy, PCB layout folks are now asking if we are able to purchase 2x the number of licenses and being told "no it is too costly", us tools folks are looking at alternattives to meet their needs.