CAD Manager Tip: Bentley Licensing

Published on January 14, 2015

Written by:  Dave Wahl, CAD Systems Specialist at Bergmann Associates

In SELECTserver there is a functionality called Custom Activation Groups.  This allows you to create a new Activation Key for your site and limit the products associated to it; and you will not have to worry about staff trying software out or using something you do not own and get the QTL for it later.

1. In SELECTserver select Custom Activation Groups in the Site Configuration pulldown menu.

Bentley SELECTserver


2. Click the button to ADD NEW GROUP

Bentley SELECTserver

3. In the new group, SELECTserver will automatically fill out the Group ID and Activation Key based on your license.  Fill out a Group Name and Description.

4. Go through the list of Bentley products associated to your account.  With the Open Access SELECT licensing users have access to EVERYTHING which was a problem.  Check the products that you own or want to make available to staff, then save it.

Note: the Activation Key in this dialog box because this will become the Activation key you want all your users to use.

Bentley Modify Custom Activation Group


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2 Responses to “CAD Manager Tip: Bentley Licensing”

  1. Ernest Chima Uzomah Says:

    January 22nd, 2015 at 2:39 am

    I have no better alternative medium to appreciate your website for the weekly tips nd trick on CAD. It have really enriched my capacity to be a good drafter.

    Can I also get updates on AVEVA (PDMS) as I try to perfect myself in this software.

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  2. Bob Mecham Says:

    January 26th, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Ernest, I am glad you enjoy the CAD tips. We currently do not work with AVEVA PDMS software.

    Bob Mecham

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