Intergraph License Borrowing

Concurrent licenses can be "in use" (in use and connected to the license server) or "borrowed" (in use and disconnected from the license server). In contrast to when your computer checks out, from a license server, a concurrent license for a given product (and you are required to be connected to that license server as long as you are using that product), Intergraph License Borrowing lets you borrow a concurrent license for a given period of time when you plan to be disconnected from the license server.

You can only borrow licenses for products or features that are currently installed on your computer, and not all Intergraph features are available to be borrowed. If none of the features that are installed on your computer can be borrowed, a dialog box is displayed with a corresponding message, and when you click OK on this dialog box, the Intergraph License Borrowing command is dismissed.

License borrowing only applies to concurrent licenses.

Dialog Box Options

License Borrowing left pane

This pane shows the features that are available for you to borrow, with a green-filled circle displayed beside each available feature. The pane shows the list of individual licensed features within your installed products. Click the plus sign to expand the lists, and the minus sign to collapse them.

The list of available features is current as of the time you started the Intergraph License Borrowing command. Click F5 to get the up-to-date availability.

When you select children features, the parent feature's check box reflects the checked status of the children. If all children have the same checked status, the parent check box is the same (checked or unchecked) as the children. If the children have different checked status, the parent's check box is shown as .

If you want to check out all available features, check the first check box in the list (License Borrowing).

If a group of features are mutually exclusive, you can only select one of them in the group.

When you click on a feature, the dependent features within the same feature tree (group of features) are displayed in bold text. When you click Borrow, these dependent features are checked out as well. In addition, dependencies outside of that feature tree are also checked out, but are not displayed in bold. As an example, if you borrow the Professional version of a product suite, the dependent features in the Advantage and/or Essentials versions will also be checked out.

Number of Days

Specify the number of days for which you want to borrow the license. You can return the license before the number of days has expired, and the borrow is terminated. If number of days expires before you return the borrowed licenses, the borrow is automatically terminated, meaning that the license becomes available for another user. Your system administrator determines the maximum number of days for which you can borrow a license.


Check the product(s) that you want to borrow, and then click Borrow to borrow the licenses. You can only have one borrow active at a time, so it is strongly recommended that you check as many licenses as you need at one time, and then click Borrow. If you later want to borrow licenses for additional products, you must terminate your current borrow and then perform another borrow.

A borrow might fail if an upper-dependent feature is not available, a license is not available for that feature, or a license is not available for the entire time requested.


Click this option to return the borrowed licenses. When you return the borrowed licenses, the borrow is terminated, and the licenses become available for another user.

License Borrowing right pane

The detailed results of the borrow attempt are displayed, including the borrow date and time (local system time), feature name, and borrow status messages.

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