Dassault Systemes License Server

Introduction #

Dassault Systemes License Server (DSLS) is an in-house license management tool of Dassault Systemes (3DS), developer of computer-aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) software including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks, and 3DVIA. It provides various functionalities in order to manage and optimize the usage of valuable and expensive 3DS software licenses.

DSLS is primarily based on a server-client setup. All 3DS licensed software and applications can only be used when granted a license from DSLS. When a user opens an application, the application communicates with DSLS and requests for a license. DSLS can grant or deny the request depending on various criteria configured in the license server. Some of the criteria that are considered include available licenses and authorization rules.

How Open iT supports DSLS #

Open iT uses these information and other data collected from the 3DS client utilities to provide centralized reports for better and more efficient license management and optimization. It also collects information from the log files of the license server, as well as software usage information from a wide variety of sources, to determine the true active usage of 3DS applications.

Some essential reports that Open iT provides include License Efficiency per Feature, License Usage per User, License Usage per User-Group, License Usage per Host, License Denials per User, License Denial Reasons, Real-Time Monitoring of license usage, Pricing Structure per Feature, Licensing Model per Feature, and many more.