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Floating Licence

john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,712 PRO
It would be nice to be able to have a floating seat for the occasional user that needs write access some of the time.
Rather than paying for a bunch of full seats that rarely get used.

This is how it would work off the top of my head.

Company sets qty of floating users.
Company sets which users are members of the company that use a floating seat.
When user logs in they are not prompt for using a key until they make their first edit.
At that point they will get a pop up that asks:

"Modifying this feature requires write access, Would you like to use an available seat? (2/5 seats available)
Yes  No [*] Don't ask me again for this session"

Also a button near the top right (by the user's name or share button) that shows seats available and they can click on it to use a seat at any time. And as a quick way to gain access after checking the "do not ask me" button above

Furthermore, a list they could see which shows who is using a seat. In-case they need to kick a lesser user off a seat :)

This would help smaller companies migrate into Onshape, as they barrier for entry will be easier just by adding a couple more licenses.
When they have this price scheme with Solidworks network licenses today.
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  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 97 PRO
    This would be great for my company as well! We are planning to have interns rolling in and out during the school year, but none of them well be working anywhere near full-time (just a few hours per week). 
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,215 PRO
    At least two of the software packages we use operate like this. We thought it was normal; as such we were disappointed that OnShape didn't offer it. It certainly delayed us purchasing seats for at least a year.
    Owen S
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 372 EDU
    This would be great for my company as well! We are planning to have interns rolling in and out during the school year, but none of them well be working anywhere near full-time (just a few hours per week). 
    Can you have a generic email address assigned to the interns for purposes of using Onshape that is tied to the company email account? Something like [email protected]
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,712 PRO
    This would be great for my company as well! We are planning to have interns rolling in and out during the school year, but none of them well be working anywhere near full-time (just a few hours per week). 
    Can you have a generic email address assigned to the interns for purposes of using Onshape that is tied to the company email account? Something like [email protected]
    That's what we are doing now, but the issue came up when they left, now people need to learn another password. 
  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 372 EDU
    This would be great for my company as well! We are planning to have interns rolling in and out during the school year, but none of them well be working anywhere near full-time (just a few hours per week). 
    Can you have a generic email address assigned to the interns for purposes of using Onshape that is tied to the company email account? Something like [email protected]
    That's what we are doing now, but the issue came up when they left, now people need to learn another password. 
    Two words...password manager
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,712 PRO
    doesn't make it any less a hassle.

    also it removes the ability to see "who" did what in the history and drawnby information in the titleblock


  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,831 PRO
    edited October 2018
    Sounds like a great option.  
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  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 372 EDU
    doesn't make it any less a hassle.

    also it removes the ability to see "who" did what in the history and drawnby information in the titleblock


    I don't disagree. There should be more flexibility for companies. 
  • jonathan_monettejonathan_monette Member Posts: 20 PRO
    edited November 2018
    Every other CAD system offer this option. I don't understand why it's not already there for OnShape...
    The problem with sharing password and user is that if you don't want this person to have access to everything your screwed...
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,377 PRO
    I suppose floating users would only create & access company owned docs? Not so much fun to call after intern that s/he forgot to share the doc with the company..

    I do like this suggestion, it would suit for us too.

    //rami
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,712 PRO
    it wauld be same as today. i have a John folder which is owned by me. But unless i make an effort. it defaults to my company. Then i need to manually transfer ownership. But i dont have acess to profesional benifits dont apply to "my" stuff
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