1. Q. Is it practical to share a license between 2 seats of Allegro?
A. It is generally not practical to share a license between 2 users of Allegro because
dalTools becomes such an integral part of Allegro and the entire design process.
The software model is not a check in/check out FlemLM type. If this were the case, it
would become impractical when one designer could not access the product
because another user had the software checked out. dalTools becomes a "business
critical" part of the design process so denied access is unacceptable and would
cause productivity slow downs. Therefore, each user needs to have a license entry
or access to an Enterprise license. Another benefit is that the software is priced
much lower per seat instead of a much higher cost for a shared FlexLM type license.
2. Q. Is the license for dalTools a dongle or network server based?
A. The dalTools license is simply an encrypted file that may reside on any shared
network drive. The file contains the DNS server name along with a list of authorized
users. A large "Enterprise" type dalTools license does not have the user login name
restrictions. Any Enterprise user can use dalTools on any computer on the company
network or VPN. Smaller companies normally purchase the server+login name
model. In this case as long as the authorized user is on the company network, they
can use the software on any computer.
3. Q. Is there a way to share a single network license among a couple of users?
A. No. However, there is a CPU serial number lock model that will allow multiple
users on the same computer at different times to share a single license.
4. Q. Is there a license issue with remote or home use?
A. No. As long as the user is on the company network though a VPN connection they
may use the software remotely.
5. Q. On the dalTools web site there are 3 licensing tier options, P+, L+, XL+ and
GXL+. What are the differences?
A. The P+ and L+ versions have limited functionality for less cost. The products
page has color coded listings of which tier has which functions. Normally the P+
would be for EE's that only need the placement and output features. L+ would have
the features needed for library type work. The XL+ is for PCB Designers and the
GXL+ is for Valor type manufacturing checks and verification.
6. Q. How many customers have purchased and use dalTools XL+ software?
A. Hundreds of customers at large Fortune 500 and also at smaller companies use
dalTools everyday all over the world.
7. Q. Does dalTools partner with Cadence?
A. Yes, dalTools is a Cadence Connection member. Cadence supports dalTools
adding more powerful functionality and features to the Allegro product. These
added features make Cadence more competitive compared to other CAD software
providers. This is very positive especially since the customer benefits too. Another
important fact is that dalTools is able to respond much faster to provide real long
and short term solutions to customer needs.
8. Q. Is there an annual maintenance and support fee?
A. Yes, the annual maintenance is 15-20% of the purchase price of the software. The
first year is included at no cost. Maintenance entitles the licensee to software
updates with phone and email support. Maintenance is optional, however it must be
kept continuous to avoid having to make up for any gaps if re-instated later.
9. Q. Is the dalTools license permanent/perpetual or time based?
A. Most dalTools licenses are permanent. There are time based Enterprise level
options available that are similar to a lease.
10. Q. Does dalTools offer customized software solutions?
A. Yes, dalTools offers customized software solutions to help meet your needs at
surprisingly reasonable prices. Don't be shy, simply ask and we'll give you a no
11. Q. Does dalTools update the software with new features often?
A. Yes! dalTools is constantly adding new applications and enhancements monthly.
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