This dialog lets you enable or disable different options during an evaluation.
When you start the evaluation, you can set additional options which are reflected as licenced features. If you wish to access and enable more eval options, after the initial Engine set up, please click on “licence” in the navigation bar at the top, and then select “eval options”. You are able to enable certain features by ticking the corresponding boxes, this will give you a chance to try out the different features and modules to see which you need.
When you reach a stage of requiring a formal quotation, then adjust the tick boxes so that only the options you are interested in are enabled. This way we can ensure that quotations reflect the features that you need. If you have questions on which functions are related to which option, let us know.
Engine can run with between one and eight ESPs. Each ESP can process one file at a time. Due to the processing speed, the majority of Engine customers only need one ESP. Even very modest hardware is capable of running a single ESP. If you need higher throughput of processing, then you can test with multiple ESPs. Depending on the complexity of your files and configured workflows, you may need up to 24 GB of memory per ESP. Enabling multiple ESPs on entry-level hardware is likely to lock up your system, forcing constant page swaps to disk. If you feel that you need multiple ESPs for your application, talk to us so that we can work out how many ESPs should be enabled, and what level of computer resources will be required for this to be successful.
When the Permanent Licence Engine installer is used, you are prompted to do the initial activation. The Engine-Configurator application can only be opened once this is completed.
This displays information on the Engine licence, including the Serial Number and the Request Number. If you have to contact Emotion Systems with any licence questions, you will need to provide this information.
This dialog displays a list of all possible options, and shows which you currently have enabled. If you have purchased additional options after the initial purchase, this dialog is used to activate them. If your licence was activated from our internet server, and Emotion Systems has updated this for the new purchase, then you can click ‘Refresh License Features’ to have them enabled. Alternatively if no internet connection is available, then you will be provided with a number of codes and an explanation of where to type them into this dialog.
This dialog is used to block the licence on the current computer, as a prelude to moving the licence to a new computer. Before blocking the licence, open the Licence Data dialog and take a screenshot of that information. Then, after confirming that you wish to block the licence a window opens displaying two numbers. You will need to send those two numbers to Emotion Systems, in order to free up the licence for reinstallation. Contact before doing this procedure. If you open this dialog inadvertently, remember to click the ‘Exit’ button, not the ‘Block’ button.
This is similar to Block licence in that it lets you un-license the current computer as a prelude to installing on a new computer. If the licence was originally activated using our internet-based licence server, and you still have an internet connection available, then you can use this to release the licence yourself, without needing assistance from Emotion Systems. Releasing the licence makes it available on the licence server, so you can install on to the new computer by following the instructions on your original delivery note.
ESP Options on permanently licensed computers work in a similar way to evaluation licences, as described earlier in this chapter. The number of ESPs that can be enabled will be determined by the licence and is the number that was included on the purchase order.
Note that if you buy a licence for additional ESPs, as well as entering the relevant licence feature code as described above, you will also need to check this dialog to ensure that the new ESPs are active, in addition to being licensed.