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Problem with Option file and users not in it requesting research license.

    • s213bell
      Subscriber
      So we have 5 aa_r licenses and a few other research license but this is the one giving the error. I have only 4 people setup in the options file and he was getting an error that there are no more licenses. This only happens in Ansys Mechanical APDL and not Workbench. But since there are only 4 people and 5 licenses this must be happening to others as well. Here is my option filenRESERVE 4 aa_mcad USER User1, User2, user3, user4nRESERVE 4 aa_r USER User1, User2, user3, user4nRESERVE 4 acfd_vki USER User1, User2, user3, user4nThere are more lines but figured this would be good for testing. nThe research licenses are also all the way at the bottom of the license file. Has anyone experienced this? Am I doing something wrong in the options file?.RegardsnSamn
    • ANSYS_MMadore
      Ansys Employee
      In Mechanical APDL you are specifying which license to use, so the user needs to specify a different license than aa_r. With Workbench it will automatically look at the other licenses and use any available license that meets its need. So, for M-APDL, have them specify a different license to use when launching.nnThanksnMattn
    • s213bell
      Subscriber
      Hello Matt,nnOh okay that makes sense. Where do I choose which licenses? I launch the program and it just opens up. Do I choose it before running a job?.REgardsnSamn
    • s213bell
      Subscriber
      sorry should have added n
    • ANSYS_MMadore
      Ansys Employee
      You can set this by using the Mechanical APDL Product Launcher. Once you use the Product Launcher, it will save that option as the default license.nnThanksnMattn
    • s213bell
      Subscriber
      So I launched that and all of them are set to teaching? The students only have access to the program and not the product launcher. What could be causing other users to have that switch. Is there a way I can set it as and administrator so all students using it on that computer automatically use those settings. ANSYS Academic Teaching Mechanical and CFD is what is selected on the lab computers that I have logged into.n
    • ANSYS_MMadore
      Ansys Employee
      The end users won't see the exact same thing as you, as they are user based settings. You can have them modify their %APPDATA%\Ansys\v202\launcher\profiles.xml to edit the lic= entry. It likely looks like lic=aa_r at the moment, so they can change that to their desired license feature.nnThey can run the launcher with C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\v202\ANSYS\bin\winx64\launcher.exen
    • s213bell
      Subscriber
      Wwhat if the user doesn't have the launcher folder in appdata? I checked mine and I do and it is set correctly. Should I copy my folder into the users?.RegardsnSamn
    • ANSYS_MMadore
      Ansys Employee
      That directory will be created if they launch APDL. You can copy your folder, depending on the entries in the file. If it has references to anything that is specific to your profile it wouldn't work properly for other users.n
    • s213bell
      Subscriber
      Thank you for all the help Array . Just to be safe this is what i see. Seems pretty basic. so I am going to try that. If that doesn't work I will have users use the Launcher. Thank you for all your helpnnn-nnnnn
    • ANSYS_MMadore
      Ansys Employee
      Yes, that would be fine if exported to other users profiles.n
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