Licensing - solidThinking

1.Unit-based licensing

As of version 2019, solidThinking has introduced units-based licensing like Altair’s HyperWorks Units. This licensing model allows companies to rent a pool of units that individual users can check in and out, providing access to any software in the solidThinking suite. Whether you’re using sTUs or HWUs, your team can now gain access to Altair’s entire portfolio of simulation design applications.

solidThinking Units are sold through Altair’s reseller network and can only be accessed through a cloud-based license server. In addition to enabling desktop applications, sTUs will allow access to the cloud to run jobs or launch interactive applications through the browser for a specified number of units.

Unit draws for each product are listed in Table 1 in the Appendix.

2. Activating your portal account

Prerequisites: Before you can download Altair software and activate your license, your Altair account administrator must add you as a user and send you an invitation to the solidThinking portal.

1) Click the Accept Invite link in the invitation email to access the solidThinking portal.

2) Choose a password, enter it twice, and click Set Password. You should receive confirmation that your account has been successfully activated.

3) Click Sign In.

4) Enter your credentials and click Login. Your dashboard will appear, showing your company’s unit consumption and subscription information.

Visualization of your Dashboard

3. Downloading and installing the software

See Altair® FluxMotor ® 2022.1 installation.

4. Activating your license

The process for activating your license depends on what type of license you are using. If you are unsure what type of license you have, ask your Altair account administrator.

  • solidThinking customers can use only the solidThinking units license method.

5. solidThinking units license activation

Prerequisites: You must first activate your solidThinking portal account and download the software. If your company uses a proxy server, you will also need the host and port numbers.

1) Launch the software. If you do not have a valid license on your workstation, the License Setup window will open automatically, and the license status will show as Not Activated.

License setup Settings - Dialog box

2) Enter the Username and Password you created for your solidThinking portal account

3) If your company uses a proxy server, click Proxy Settings, select Use Proxy, and enter the Host and Port numbers

Proxy Server Settings - Dialog box

4) If your proxy server requires authentication, click Proxy Server Login and enter a Username and Password

5) Click on the apply button (Mark 1 - Previous figure: Proxy Server Settings - Dialog box). The status will change to Activated when the license is validated, or you will receive an error message if unsuccessful

6. Using solidThinking unit license in offline

solidThinking units can be checked out and used in offline mode for up to two weeks. Each application must be checked out individually.

1) Launch the software

2) Select File > Licensing to open the License Setup window

License setup Settings - Dialog box MODE Online

3) Click the Offline Mode slider. You may now run the application without an internet connection for up to two weeks. Note that each application must be checked out individually

Figure 13 – License setup Settings - Dialog box – Mode Offline

4) To check the units back in, click the Online Mode check box again