This post will explain the basics of setting up the Dassault Systemes License Server (DSLS) and then pointing an installation of Abaqus or Isight to it.

To install Abaqus or Isight you will first need to install and set up DSLS. Follow this link to download the Target ID generator, this application needs to be run on the machine you intend to use as a license server. Once you have run this exe you can email us a screen capture of the result and that will allow us to generate the license file.

Upon submitting a purchase order for the software you will receive a link to download the Abaqus AP installation package, and when you extract the zip file(s) you will have a director structure like the following:

Directory Structure

To install DSLS run SetupDSLSmsi.exe from the 1\DSLS\ folder and simply follow the prompts. To install Abaqus, run Autorun.exe from the 1\ folder. Alternatively, if you have purchased Isight it can be installed by running setup.exe from the \2\IsightSEE5.9-2-Windows\ folder. These are standard Windows installers, and the defaults can be accepted for each. If prompted, be sure to choose ‘DSLS’ as the license manager.

Once you have installed DSLS, you simply need to enroll the license file you receive from Dassault. Do this by opening the DSLS License Administration Tool from your Start Menu and then clicking License -> Enroll. Simply browse to the license file and accept it to enroll it.

DSLS Enroll

If you want to see the licenses that have been installed or monitor license usage simply double-click on your server to connect to it from the Administration Tool. There are many options available that let you see the licenses you have, who is using them, and who has used them in the past.

Next, you will need to point each client machine to this server and to do that you will need to create a simple text file on each:

C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\Licenses\DSLicSrv.txtDSLS License File

Edit this file with a text editor like Notepad, and simply put the ServerName:Port in it. The server name can either be the name of the computer or the IP address, and the port is the port you have installed DSLS on (typically this will be 4085).

Finally, if you are installing Abaqus you will need to make sure the Abaqus environment file is set up for the DSLS license manager. Edit C:\SIMULIA\Abaqus\6.14-2\SMA\site\abaqus_v6.env, and toward the bottom make sure this line appears: license_server_type=DSLS. If there is a line that sets the license type to FLEXNET then simply delete it.

At this point, your installation should be functional. If you have any questions or need any other information please reach out to us.


Gary Richardson