ExtendSim

Which type of ExtendSim license best suits my needs?

Use this chart to determine which User Type describes you best. That will tell you which license or combination of licenses will work for you.

To learn more about each type of ExtendSim license, see License Types.


    MDE MDE Team Editions Specialized Products
  User Type Individual Node-Locked Floating License Analysis RunTime Player RunTime ASP License

Frequent or "power-user" use for building and running models          
Routine or normal use for building and running models      
Occasional, part-time, or one-time use for building and running models      
Single user on one computer building and running models          
Single user on one computer running models built by others - no model building needed        
Multiple users on one computer, one at a time building and running models          
Multiple users on multiple computers, simultaneously or concurrently building and running models          
Student use for coursework (see Academic Programs & Pricing for more details on specific programs available for students)  
Off-load extensive model analysis runs to a separate computer        
COM functionality for communication with other applications supported  
Provide access to ExtendSim functionality over the internet or intranet to those who don't have ExtendSim
Note: requires programming
           
Available as a free download as a model viewer          
  Tips
. For maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness, most companies employ a mix of Individual and Team licenses.
. Companies who want to provide ExtendSim functionality over the internet, use the ASP license.

Individual

Products available as Individual (single user, named) licenses include:

Model Developer Editions (MDE) -- ExtendSim Pro, ExtendSim DE, and ExtendSim CP

Analysis RunTime

Player RunTime (available in early 2019)

ExtendSim Student

Trial

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Licensing

A single identified individual (the “Authorized User”) may use the Software. The Software may be used by the Authorized User only for the Company’s own internal business purposes or for your own personal use (if you are an individual), as applicable. Shared use, use by more than one individual, or use over a local-area network (LAN), a wide-area network (WAN), or the internet is prohibited under this License Option. (For multiple persons using ExtendSim either sequentially on one computer or concurrently on multiple computers, see the Team-based Licenses.)

Download the complete ExtendSim License AgreementDownload EULA.

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Documentation

All ExtendSim products include electronic versions of the ExtendSim User Reference and Technical Reference plus Quick Start Guide for each product.

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Support

Maintenance & Support Plans are required for all Model Developer Edition Individual and Team packages, plus the Analysis RunTime license. It must be renewed on an annual basis to continue receiving technical support and free upgrades.

Technical assistance for installation questions or bug reports related to the current release is complimentary for all other products.

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Upgrades

Model Developer Edition for Individuals and Analysis RunTime - upgrades to new versions are included with your Maintenance & Support Plan.

Student and Player RunTime - there is no upgrade path so newer versions must be purchased on a case-by-case basis.

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Purchasing and Activating Individual Licenses

ExtendSim products and activation codes for Individual licenses may be purchased and downloaded through the ExtendSim Store, ordered directly through Imagine That Inc., or from your local ExtendSim reseller.

Team -- Floating and Node-Locked Licenses

If you have more than one person wanting to use ExtendSim, a Team license may be the ideal solution. It allows multiple ExtendSim users, either sequentially on the same computer or concurrently on multiple computers.

Products available as Team licenses include:

Model Developer Editions -- ExtendSim Pro, ExtendSim DE, and ExtendSim CP

Analysis RunTime

Floating License

The Team Floating (concurrent user) license allows a specified number of simultaneous ExtendSim users on multiple computers in a network environment. It's typically cost-effective when you have 3 or more part-time ExtendSim users (full-time users would benefit from the Individual license.)

This license allows users to check out an ExtendSim license, disconnecting it from the company network to work off-line for a period of time. Checked out licenses can easily be returned to the pool of licenses after reconnecting to the company network.

A Floating License must be installed and used within a single, specified continent: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, or South America. (Global Licenses are also available. Please contact Imagine That Inc. for pricing and availability.)

Use over the internet of a Team license is prohibited. See the ExtendSim ASP license if you wish to provide access to ExtendSim over the internet.

Download ExtendSim License AgreementDownload EULA.

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License Management for the Floating License

The Floating license has centralized deployment: the ExtendSim application is installed on one or more computers and tied over the company’s network to a Server where License Manager Software (LMS) is deployed. The LMS:

Keeps track of the number of licenses concurrently in use or checked-out (roaming). When each person finishes using ExtendSim or checks the license back in, the LMS returns the license to the pool for others to use.

Generates reports for analysis.

Allows you to add more users without reinstalling the ExtendSim application or license management software.

Notifies you when your maintenance renewal date has been reached.

Enforces the license policy.

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Node-Locked License

The Team Node-Locked license is intended for sequential use on one computer.

A Node-Locked License can be installed on only one computer, but will allow multiple users on that computer access to ExtendSim. It's a great idea if you have a secure environment where many people may need to access ExtendSim on an occasional basis.

Since there is no license manager for the Node-Locked license, the application gets installed in the computer's Public folder rather than an individual user's folder so any user on that computer can access ExtendSim.

Use over the internet of a Team license is prohibited. See the ExtendSim ASP license if you wish to provide access to ExtendSim over the internet.

Download ExtendSim License AgreementDownload EULA.

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Documentation

All ExtendSim products include electronic versions of the ExtendSim User Reference and Technical Reference plus a Quick Start Guide for each product.

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Support & Upgrades

Maintenance & Support Plans are required for all Model Developer Edition Team packages and must be renewed on an annual basis to continue receiving support, upgrades, discounts, and other special offers.

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Purchasing an ExtendSim Team License

Convert any Trial license through activation to a Team license. Activation codes must be purchased through Imagine That Inc. or one of its distributors as Team Licenses are custom licenses. (Team activation codes are not available in the online store.) In the US, Imagine That Inc. is the sole source for Team-based licenses. Outside the US, please contact your local ExtendSim reseller.

Specialized Licenses

Player RunTime

(available early 2019)

Player RunTimeThe ExtendSim Player RunTime license is a terrific introductory tool for simulation and ExtendSim. Run a pre-built model and change parameters to understand how a process or system works. You can't save the changes you make or export the results, but you can certainly get a clear understanding of the process.

 

Analysis RunTime

Analysis RunTimeThe ExtendSim Analysis RunTime license is a cost-effective way to access advanced ExtendSim functionality, without having to purchase the full version of ExtendSim. Like the Player RunTime, you can run and change models, but with the Analysis RunTime you can save changes you make and export the results to other ExtendSim models or other applications for further analysis.

Click here to learn more about the ExtendSim Analysis RunTime license.

 

ASP (Application Service Provider)
Web-Based Analysis

ExtendSim ASPAn ExtendSim ASP license gives the licensee the right to access or to provide access to the functionality of ExtendSim over the internet or an intranet through a front end (wrapper) application.

Click here to learn more about the ExtendSim ASP license.

 

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

OEM ExtendSimThe OEM license is for system builders who want to embed the simulation power of ExtendSim within their own applications. This license gives you the customized right to use and/or sell your product bundled with ExtendSim under your branded name.

Click here to learn more about OEMing ExtendSim.

Custom License Rights

Custom licenses to distribute ExtendSim Student with a textbook are available. See the Academic Programs page for more details.