Rhino | Network License Solutions
The Zoo is a Network License Manager which allows Rhino for Windows and/or Rhino for Mac users to Float/Share their Licences on their network. The same network tool supports Flamingo and Bongo licenses, plus some plug-ins from 3rd party developers such as VisualARQ.
The Zoo is typically used where there are multiple licences being shared across multiple workstations.
When a workgroup node starts, it sends a request for a license key to the Zoo. If there are unused license keys available, a key is assigned to the workstation. When a node shuts down, the key is returned to the Zoo's available license pool.
The Zoo is not the solution for individuals with multiple computers, it is a solution for organisations who have more users than licences.
Setting up Zoo 7:
Download Zoo 7 for Rhino here https://www.rhino3d.com/download/zoo/7/latest
Features of the Zoo include:
Zoo for OS X is under development.
The Cloud Zoo was introduced with Rhino v6 and only works with that version, it functions for both Windows and Mac versions of Rhino v6 and Rhino v7.
Cloud Zoo replaces the requirement for any in-house server and therefore any VPN requirement for users of Rhino who are out of office, working from home and requiring remote access to a license of Rhino.
The Cloud Zoo for Rhino also works well for those who may have multiple workstations, maybe both Windows & Mac hardware, and require access from any of those platforms at differing times, that’s all fine Cloud Zoo supports this typical setup.
Creating a Team within the Admin portal allows the management of user permissions and access to Rhino Licences.
More on Cloud Zoo here.
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