► SETTINGS | General | Licensing
CFturbo can be used without a valid license in viewer mode. This mode allows to open project files independent of the included components for reading access. No changes can be done in viewer mode.
For modifying projects with CFturbo a valid license is necessary. Does a project include multiple components, only that ones can be modified, a valid license is present for.
A special feature of the CFturbo license model are stators. With every license for volute or impeller it is possible to create and modify vaneless stators.
In principle, 3 alternative types of licensing are available:
Menu item Licensing enables license handling.
If the license of a software module has expired, it can be reactivated by replacing the license with a new one.
A hint with remaining days appears on startup screen 20 days before expiration of the license. The number of days for this hint can be specified in SETTINGS | Preferences | General.
At the first start of CFturbo there is no running license available. For using the viewer mode, no further steps are necessary.
If projects are to be modified, one of the following actions must be performed:
a)A node-locked license has to be requested and installed
b)CFturbo has to be configured for using a floating license in place.
c)A cloud license has to be installed
In general all licensing steps can be performed using remote desktop connection (RDP). But keep in mind that finally a Node-locked license can be used directly on this computer only and not via a RDP session. For this purpose, a Floating license is required.