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19.2. Developer Kit License Types

This article relates to discontinued products, but is retained for the benefit of our customers with existing licenses. For current information, please see Support Policy for RDK, BDK, EDK, and RODK.

Applies to:
BestFit Developer Kit 4.1 (BDK)
Evolver Developer Kit 4.1 (EDK)
@RISK Developer Kit 4.1 (RDK)
RISKOptimizer Developer Kit 4.1 (RODK)

What are the license types for the RDK, BDK, EDK, and RODK?

The RDK includes the BDK, and the RODK includes BDK, EDK, and RDK.

A DK license is specified by 3 pieces of information:

The Developer Edition lets you run simulations/optimizations like the other editions, but it also contains examples and documentation needed to build an application with one of the DKs. It puts up daily nag screens to keep it from being used for deployment.

The Demo Edition lets you demo or test an application on a machine with no need to purchase a DK license for that machine. The Demo Edition will only function for 30 days on a given PC. The Demo Edition installer is available in the Redistribution Demo folder after you install the Developer Edition.

The End-User and Server Editions are purchased to deploy an application that uses one of the DKs. The End-User Edition is for desktop applications, while the Server Edition is for Server-Client applications such as Web applications. In Server-Client applications you install the DK on one machine, and all simulations/optimizations run on that machine, say a Web server. Multiple users issue requests to run those applications, say through their Web browsers. In the desktop application model, the End-User Edition DK is installed on the machine of every user who wants to run simulations/optimizations, and those applications run on that user's machine.

When there are a great many end-user desktop licenses at the same company, you might choose to make the application available via a Citrix server/Terminal Services.  For this, you set up everything on the server: the Network license type of Server Edition, with network license manager and client components. For more details, see RDK Deployment on Citrix/Terminal Services. (Another option is the Network type of End-User license, with the license manager installed on the server and the clients installed on end-user machines.  Between the two, the Citrix deployment is much more convenient to manage, and it's used much more frequently.)

Last edited: 2016-01-05

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