Extended question: We have two types of licenses for SAP2000: SAPAD and SAPPL. How do we choose which license is used when we run the software? By default it using SAPAD, but we want users to use SAPPL by default or choose which license they need. Is this possible?
Answer: You can do this as follows:
- Do a standalone installation of SAP2000 XX.
- Make a copy of the installation folder and rename it to SAP2000 XX PLUS
- Create a Level.txt file in the original folder. The contents of this file should read ADVANCED.
- Create a Level.txt file in the copied folder. The contents of this file should read PLUS.
With the above, the program will obtain the license for ADVANCED and PLUS levels when run from the respective folders.
Extended Question: Sometimes when I am running Bridge Modeler or Staged Construction module, some other user will try to use the same license (we have a network license server here in the company) and unintentionally cause me to lose the license. This will cause SAP2000 to close automatically. Is there some way I can prevent this from happening?
Answer: See [License > Checking out license]