schagemann wrote:Will your staff be needing to make changes to the model during these offsite meetings?
btw. the original problem that prompted this posting, is that at times staff need to use archicad outside the office network and without access via VPN... e.g. during an offsite client meeting.
Barry wrote:that is how we are already doing it, but it sure would be nice to be able to quickly change something and be able to save those changes.
Will your staff be needing to make changes to the model during these offsite meetings?
If yes then you will need a license and that doesn't solve your problem. If no then then Archicad will simply run in demo mode which will allow you to do anything to the model except for saving.
Barry wrote:that is a good idea - didn't the educational version once have its own format which you could convert into a commercial format... or something similar?
Wouldn't it be good if it could still save in some sort of encrypted format that could only be opened and converted back on a machine with a license.
Barry wrote:i am not sure if i would want to rely on that with a multi million dollar project...
I wonder if the demo mode still has auto-save (I bet it is disabled).
If it wasn't you could just deliberately crash archicad (end task), go back to the office and connect to a license and then re-start archicad.
But I bet that won't work.
schagemann wrote:Not really.
are you having the same problem that we have with on the road users?
schagemann wrote:A licence sign out function would be very beneficial.
so what do the rest of you think about a license sign out option?