One License to Allow Them All

License System for Easy Access to MSC Software Products

Most Software is sold or leased on a per-product or per-module basis. That means you can only run the Products and Modules you have paid for. This tend to make it very expensive if you to use need a lot of products for a short span of time each.

The MSC One license is designed to solve this problem in an elegant fashion: MSC One licensing allows access to nearly all MSC Software. To make this work, the license contains a number of Tokens instead of a number of Product- or Module-licenses. Each Product and Product-Module requires a certain amount of tokens to run. Once done, it returns the tokens to the Pool. The number of MSC One Tokens in the license determines how many Products and Modules can run simultaneously.

As can be expected, this flexibility comes at a Premium: The license is more expensive than a Product-Based license because it allows access to so many Products. For this reason, a Product- and Module-Based license is still available from MSC. Additionally, a Reduced-Cost version with access to slightly less of the MSC Software portfolio - MSC One Start Edition - is also available.

The MSC One license comes into its own when you need to run more than one Product or need a lot of different modules, but each for a short period: Once use of a module is complete, the tokens is returned and is available for other Products or Modules. 

This is especially useful for Consultants that need to use different Products and/or Modules for different Projects, as well as for Product Design where different Phases of the design requires different Software.

The table below shows the MSC One Token-Use for a couple of products. These are then used in the examples that follow.
MSC One # of Tokens per Product
This section lists only a small fraction of the Products available with MSC One. It lists the number of tokens required to run some specific common MSC Products which is used in the subsequent examples.

Product / Module

No. of MSC One Tokens

Actran Solver / GUI (Acoustics) 28 / 7
Adams Solver / GUI (Multi-Body Dynamics) 11 / 5
Digimat AM Solver / GUI (Aditive Manufacturing) 8 / 15
Marc Solver / GUI (Advanced Nonlinear FEA) 20 / 5
MSC Apex Solver / GUI 10 / 9
scFLOW Solver / GUI (CFD) 18 / 18
MSC Nastran Solver (FEA) 13
Patran GUI (FEA Pre/Post) 13
Example: 36 MSC One Tokens
36 MSC One tokens would allow any combination of software to run that adds up to 36 or less MSC One Tokens. Examples of this are:
  • Actran GUI + Solver (7 + 28 = 35)
  • 2x Patran + 2x Adams GUI (2x13 + 2x5 = 36
  • 2x Adams GUI + Solver (2x5 + 2x11 = 32)
  • Digimat AM (GUI + Solver) + Adams Solver (15 + 8 + 11 = 34
  • Apex GUI+Solver + Patran GUI (10 + 9 + 13 = 32)
  • scFLOW GUI + Solver (18 + 18 = 36)
  • 2x MSC Natran + 2x Adams GUI (2x13 + 2x5 = 36)
This amount of tokens would be applicable to a consultant that need to perform a wide range of analysis types as part of his/her service. A single Engineer can comfortably stay within the 36 tokens while two or more can work if they schedule their work around the available tokens.
Example: 100 MSC One Tokens
100 MSC One tokens would typically be applicable to companies with four or more Engineers that need to work simultaneously or Companies that need to perform a large amount of highly parallel CFD runs. The following shows examples of simultaneous software that can be run with this amount:
  • 2x Actran GUI + 3x Solver (7x2 + 3x28 = 98)
  • 4x Patran + 3x Nastran + 1x Adams GUI (4x13 + 3x13 +1x5 = 96
  • 4x Marc Solver + GUI (4x20 + 4x5 = 100)
  • 2x Digimat AM GUI + Solver + 2x Patran + 2x Nastran (2x15 + 2x8 + 2x13 + 2x13 = 98
  • MSC Apex GUI + Solver + Patran GUI (10 + 9 + 13 = 32)
  • 2x scFLOW GUI + Solver + Patran + Nastran (2x18 + 2x18 + 13 + 13 = 98)
  • 2x 48-Core scFLOW Solver (2x18 + 2x32 = 100) =
  • 1x 248-Core scFLOW Solver (1x18 + 1x82 = 100) =
As can be seen, 100 MSC One tokens would be enough for four Engineers to simultaneously work on wide range of simulation types. Additionally, it would allow massively parallel CFD runs when no other simulation work is in progress.


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