Two additional software systems supported by OpenLM:
Geomatic – Geomagic software enables engineers and designers to transform scan data from physical objects into highly accurate digital models.
Autodesk AliasStudio – Autodesk® Alias® Design software is for consumer product designers who control the entire design process—from ideation to the final surfaces that are passed to engineering.
A very interesting post from Paul McLellan about FLEXlm licensing in EDA companies.
OpenLM EasyAdmin interface features a “remove” user functionality. What is the purpose of this action?
The remove button allows the system administrator to “tell” FLEXlm that the license is not really in use. There are few conditions and if they are all met FLEXlm will release the license back to the pool. This feature is useful when FLEXlm thinks that a license is in use (OUT) but it is actually not. There are many possible reasons for that: A licensed software crash, OS crash, network problems, etc.
If the licensed software is running, it will immediately try to grub another license. If all licenses are in use the software will close itself after few trials.
All FLEXlm usage information is stored in a relational database provided with OpenLM software. The default database provided with OpenLM is Firebird database. The database file is called OPENLM_DB.FDB and it is located in the DB folder under the OpenLM installation folder.
OpenLM also supports external databases like Oracle or MS SQL Server. Configuration can easily be done by using OpenLM configuration form.
OpenLM configuration is stored in an XML file named OpenLM_Server.exe.config. The file is storing DB settings, licensing settings and more.
Since the files stores access credentials to Active Directory and SMTP server the content of the file is encrypted.
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