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We are excited to introduce Value-Based Licensing (Token licensing), a new purchasing option that provides greater flexibility and a new way to deploy NX CAM software. This purchase option will apply to over 50 of our add-on modules that allow you to expand the NX CAM core seats’ capabilities, ensuring that you can leverage the CNC programming capabilities for your specific applications.

In case you don’t have time to watch the video, here’s an overview of how it works:

  1. Tokens that have been purchased by a user become part of a token license pool.
  2. Each application in the token pool consumes a defined number of tokens when in use.
  3. The total number of applications that can be checked out on top of the Base Application is limited by the number of tokens that the user has available.
  4. When the user exits NX, the token amount is rereleased so that people can start-up other software options. Token licensing can be combined and mixed with the traditional feature-based licensing schemes. Third-party products will not be available under the value-based licensing scheme.
  5. A user must have purchased a pre-requisite base seat license(s), on top of which the tokens can be enabled.
    • Value-based licensing does NOT require Teamcenter or any other application beyond the basic license referred to here to function.
  6. If this is used with any other licensing, then the licensing system will use “non-token” licenses first before using tokens. The idea is to always maintain as many tokens as possible in the available pool.
  7. Based on the number of tokens purchased, people will be able to activate several software options.
    • The system will allow any token-enabled license to be used if there are sufficient tokens available.
    • Then the user exits the application. The tokens are returned to the pool.

Please note that the token system can only be used if a user has purchased base seat license(s), including one of the following floating licenses: NX CAM 2.5-Axis Milling, NX CAM Turning, NX CAD Mach 1, or Solid Edge Foundation, and above.

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Note that the following base seats are not valid for tokens:

  • Node-Locked Bundles
  • NX Cloud Connected Products
  • CAM Posts
  • CAM Robotic Posts

We are currently offering two Token packages, known as value packs:

  • NX36100 – NX MFG Value-Based licensing 100 pack
  • NX36050 – NX MFG Value-Based licensing 50 pack

We hope you are as excited about this new purchasing method as we are and look forward to exploring it with you.

Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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