Borrow License feature allows users to temporarily borrow ArchiCAD License from a net key. This feature is very delicate and requires users to control the key carefully, it has a security feature which may prevent borrowing for a limited time.
The security feature is called Borrow Dummy, it is introduced to prevent multiplication of licenses and once Borrow Dummies appear in a borrow net key they will prevent individual users to borrow licenses for a specific period of time.
To prevent Borrow Dummies from taking over the borrow licenses, make sure not to:
- Restart the Server (Where Key is plugged in),
- Unplug the Key or
- Restart the CM Service while there are borrowed licenses.
Before any of the above-mentioned are performed ensure that all the licenses are returned or the plague of the Borrow Dummies might distract the usual workflow.