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License Options

License Options

Commercial Licenses

The Sim4Life Commercial licenses can be time unlimted or limited (renewable). During the time limited license duration, technical support and access to the latest software versions are provided. Time unlimited licenses require up-to-date maintenance and support contracts to access the latest software versions and technical support.

Academic Licenses

Sim4Life University License

The Sim4Life University prices include the "University Discount." For time-unlimited licenses, there is no recurring yearly fee for universities. Special packages with multiple licenses (10, 20, etc.) are available upon request.

University product licenses may not be used for any commercial activity, such as:

  • Commercial production design, design validation, or design assessment work.
  • Commercial manufacturing engineering work
  • Commercial research
  • Consulting work performed by academic students, faculty, or academic account staff
  • Training of commercial company employees.

Sim4Life Research Program

The Sim4Life Research Program grants the researcher non-transferable and limited number of Sim4Life licenses for one year. The software provides its unlimited functionality within the framework of features of the commercially available standard package for Duke and Ella computable models. The researcher shall only use Sim4Life for scientific research purposes at universities or academic institutes, with the commitment of publishing at least one paper per license in peer reviewed journals and/or conference proceedings. Please contact s4l-sales@zurichmedtech.com for further details.

Sim4Life Campus Licenses

Upon request, it is possible to grant free licenses for Sim4Life Uni Basic Package for a limited time for teaching purposes.

License Types

All Sim4Life licenses are locked to the provided USB dongle ID in Windows and Linux systems.

Node Locked Counted Licenses

The license is only available in the machine where the USB dongle is plugged. A license server must be installed in the local machine in order to count the number of allowed instances of Sim4Life that can be use simultaneously. Each time an instance of Sim4Life starts on the computer, it contacts the server and tries to acquire one license. If it succeeds, the number of available licenses on the server decreases by 1.
This type of license is only applied for Token licenses and I-DEAS CAD translator licenses.

Node Locked Uncounted Licenses

The License is only available in the machine where the USB dongle is plugged and the number of Sim4Life instances that can be used at the same time is unlimited.

Floating Counted Licenses

The license is shared in the network from a license server system that can be shared by a limited number of simultaneous computers in order to use Sim4Life. The number of licenses specified in the license file corresponds with the number of computers that simultaneously can use Sim4Life. The number of Sim4Life instances in each computer is unlimited.

Each time a new computer of the network starts Sim4Life, it contacts the server and tries to acquire one license. If it succeeds, the number of available licenses on the server decreases by 1. Successive license petitions from the same computer will not decrease the number of available licenses