Licensing Options & Help


Alibre wants to provide you with choices that help you to make the most of your software. Choose the license style that best fits your business.

Node Locked License

  • Install on as many computers as you want
  • Only 1 computer has an active license at any given time
  • To switch between computers, you deactivate the license on the 1st computer and then activate the license on the 2nd computer.
  • Access to the Internet is required to activate and deactivate licenses.
  • Every few weeks, Internet access will be required to start the software.

Concurrent License

  • Install on as many computers as you want
  • Purchase floating licenses consistent with your simultaneous users
  • Whenever the product starts, it checks how many users are currently using the software.
  • If the number of active users is below the number of floating licenses, the software will start.
  • Access to the Internet is required to start Alibre Design and should remain available when Alibre Design shuts down so the license can be returned automatically. Licenses will eventually be returned automatically regardless of access to the Internet.

Offline Licenses (Dark Site)

  • For customers with secure environments that are never connected to the Internet.
  • Generate a license request on the desired machine
  • Copy the license request to a USB drive and then send it to Alibre
  • We’ll send you back a license that you can copy to a USB drive and then deploy on the desired machine.

These aren’t ideal for my situation

The three license options are sufficient for most customers. However, we understand that everyone is different and that these options might not be the best fit for everyone. We would love to hear about your unique circumstances. Call us at 877-7ALIBRE or send an email to and let us know how we could make your life easier. We’ll do our best to help you.

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