SpaceClaim FAQs | Floating Licenses (FLEX)

Can I "borrow" or "check out" my floating license?
Can I have a floating license and a non-floating license on the same computer?
How do I install a floating license?
How do I know if I have a floating license?


Can I "borrow" or "check out" my floating license?

Yes, this is possible in SpaceClaim. To access the borrowing functionality, navigate into SpaceClaim Options > License. The floating license can be checked out for up to 6 months.


Can I have a floating license and a non-floating license on the same computer?

Yes. However, SpaceClaim detects the floating license before detecting a non-floating license (i.e. Serial Number), even if it´s off the network. To use a non-floating license, you must first deactivate the floating license, and then rename SPACECLAIM_LICENSE_FILE to SPACECLAIM_LICENSE_FILE_OFF. To deactivate a floating license on a client computer:

  • XP: Go to Control Panel>System> Advanced tab in the System Properties window > Environment Variables
  • Vista: Control Panel >System> Advanced system settings > Advanced tab in the System Properties window > Environment Variables
  • Windows 7: Control Panel>System and Security>System> Advanced system settings > Advanced tab in the System Properties window> Environment Variables To get back onto a floating license, simply rename the system variable to its original name by removing "_OFF".

How do I install a floating license?

To learn about floating license installation, go to //files.spaceclaim.com/InstallingFloatingLicenses.pdf


How do I know if I have a floating license?

If you have a floating license, your license serial code starts with "FLT-"