Preferential licensing - all configuration options
  • 11 Oct 2022
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In Flood Modeller, it is possible to Speed up licence searching performed by the software. It is also possible to Select the edition of Flood Modeller to be used by both the interface and the software.
The full list of configuration options for the above optimisations, together with additional options relating to losing your licence connection and finding your network speed, are provided in the table below.
To add these options to your configuration file:

  1. Completely close Flood Modeller
  2. Locate your formsed.ini file. By default, this is located here:
    C:\Users[your_username]\AppData\Roaming\Flood Modeller
  3. Open the formsed.ini file within a text editor
  4. Navigate to the [Preferences] section
  5. Add lines within this section as desired; these lines can be added anywhere within the [Preferences] block. See table below for a full list of available options.
  6. Save and close the formsed.ini file
  7. Open Flood Modeller and enjoy your optimised licence searches

Tag

Acceptable values (case insensitive)

Outcome

PREFERREDLICENCETYPE

NETWORK4

NETWORK[1]

 

Use network licence (4 concurrent simulations per licence) in preference (NB WIBU[1] product licence codes 151, etc[2] need to be available)

NETWORK1

 

Use network licence (1 concurrent simulation per licence) in preference (i.e. WIBU[1] product licence codes 151, etc. are not available)

STANDALONE

(default)

Use standalone licence in preference

THISLICENCETYPEONLY

T

Y

1

Only use licence type specified by PREFERREDLICENCETYPE. (Do not search for others as backup)

F

N

0

(default)

Search for other types in sequence as backup

PREFERREDDONGLETYPE

CMACT

Use CmAct (virtual dongle) licence in preference

CMSTICK

DONGLE

(default)

Use CmDongle (physical dongle) in preference

UFCUse with dongles, virtual and cloud containers (usually for > v6.0) [3]

THISDONGLETYPEONLY

T

Y

1

Only use dongle type specified by PREFERREDDONGLETYPE. (Do not search for the alternative as backup)

F

N

0

(default)

Search for the other type as backup

PREFERREDLICENCESUPPLIER

SENTINEL

Use Sentinel licensing in preference

WIBU

(default)

Use WIBU licensing in preference

THISSUPPLIERONLY

T

Y

1

Only use supplier type specified by PREFERREDLICENCESUPPLIER. (Do not search for the alternative as backup)

F

N

0

(default)

Search for the other supplier type as backup

PREFERREDEDITION[3]

LITE

Use LITE edition licence

STANDARD

Use STANDARD edition licence

PROFESSIONAL

Use PROFESSIONAL edition licence

UNLIMITED

Use UNLIMITED edition licence

DEFAULT

(default)

Use highest available licence edition for the interface and lowest available licence edition for the solvers

THISEDITIONONLY[3]

T

Y

1

Only use licence edition specified by PREFERREDEDITION. (Do not search for others as backup)

F

N

0

(default)

Search for other editions as backup

LICENCEPERSISTENCE[3]

N (where N is any positive integer)

If the licence connection is lost, retry to find a licence N times

-1

(default)

If the licence connection is lost, retry to find a licence indefinite times

LICENCEPERSISTENCEPAUSE[3]

N (where N is any positive integer >1000)

If the licence connection is lost, retry to find a licence after a pause of N milliseconds

5000

(default)

If the licence connection is lost, retry to find a licence after a pause of 5 seconds

MAPCMNETWORK[3]

T

Y

1

Scans the network for all available combinations of servers and containers, and stores these for later use. Used to check network speed but can considerably slow down initialisation time of Flood Modeller.

F

N

0

(default)

Does not scan the network for all available combinations of servers and containers. This option is recommended as the scan can considerably slow down initialisation time of Flood Modeller.

[1]From v4.5 only 

[2]And 154 (1,000 1D nodes), 155 (unlimited 1D nodes), 158, 159 (TUFLOW link), as appropriate 

[3]From v6.0 only 

Notes 

  1. The preferential licence search applies to all modules of Flood Modeller for versions starting with 6.0. Legacy versions (<= 5.1) use the preferential search for Flood Modeller 1D River simulations only. 
  2. If no tag is used, or an invalid value is entered, the default setting applies. 
  3. For users of network licences, it is possible to reduce network searching time by targeting the licence server directly – further details are given in the Network Licence Admin Guide

Example 

The following excerpt from the formsed.ini (settings) file shows the location of the above commands in the file (note: they can be positioned anywhere within the [Preferences] block). This example is to force the software to search only for a CmAct (5000219), network licence. You can copy and paste this into your formsed.ini if this is your licence type.

[Preferences]
PREFERREDDONGLETYPE=CMACT
THISDONGLETYPEONLY=1
PREFERREDLICENCETYPE=NETWORK
THISLICENCETYPEONLY=1
Note:
If you try the above and receive a message when running simulations that there is no licence found/available, please change to PREFERREDDONGLETYPE = UFC.

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