KISTERS 3DViewStation Optimizes License Management

3DViewStations is a software solution for multi-CAD 3D viewing.

3DViewStations is a software solution for multi-CAD 3D viewing.

KISTERS 3DViewStation, a software solution for multi-CAD 3D viewing, presents its latest developments in licensing and introduces the ViewStation License Manager (VSLM). This offers precise customization to individual needs and maximizes control over individual licenses and software usage within the company. 

KISTERS' VS License Manager offers an advantage by providing a comprehensive overview of the usage of a floating license, which is used in various departments and application areas. The License Manager allows companies to accurately track and analyze the utilization of each license and package. Supporting Windows user groups to manage user rights for individual license packages is provided to customers in the new License Manager.

“By analyzing usage data accurately, companies can quickly respond if a particular license is needed more frequently than expected or if a package is used less than planned. Adjustments can thus be made promptly to optimize resources and costs. This flexibility and transparency are now possible when using floating licenses,” says Germar Nikol, director of Visualization Technologies at KISTERS AG. “Existing customers will gradually be transitioned to the new VS License Manager, and new customers can already look forward to this feature when concluding their contracts.”

In addition to the new License Manager, KISTERS continues to offer licensing options. For desktop products, two licensing options are available: node-locked and floating licensing. Node-locked licenses are tied to a machine and could be used by different users, which is beneficial for power users. Floating licenses can be used on changing machines, with the License Manager managing the maximum number of simultaneous users. When the user ends their session, the license is immediately released without delay.

For web-based products, licensing is done “per concurrent session.” This counts the total number of concurrent sessions on the WebViewer servers, similar to the floating model for desktop products. This licensing model scales well as the number of servers is not restricted. Therefore, the License Manager is usually only implemented with multiple WebViewer servers. However, companies desiring comprehensive monitoring have the option to use the License Manager for a single server.

KISTERS 3DViewStation is enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. All product offerings are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration, as well as service and spare part applications. KISTERS 3DViewStation provides all necessary application programming interfaces. For cloud, portal and web solutions, there is a HTML5-based WebViewer solution available, which does not require client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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