Do I have to be online to use the software?

Internet access is not required to run any of our software.  However, internet access is required to activate the software and receive any updates or upgrades.  


For a concurrent-use license of Strater, Surfer or Grapher, a connection with the internal network server must be maintained to access the software, unless the seat is checked-out.  

To maintain network access to the software when not connected to the network, a license can be checked-out by following the steps below.

  1. Click the File | License Info command.
  2. In the License Information dialog, click Check Out License.
  3. In the Days to Commute dialog, enter the number of days you will require the license without reconnecting to the server and then click OK.


Note that licenses can be commuted for no more than 30 days and your system administrator can prohibit commuting.  The commuted seat will be unavailable to other users until the checkout period has expired or until the seat is checked back in to the server.  


Updated March 26, 2018

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