Execution Modes

InduSoft Web Studio and CEView support the following execution modes:

Execution Mode IWS CEView
Evaluation Mode Y N
Demo Mode Y Y
Licensed for Engineering Only Y N
Licensed for Runtime Only Y Y
Licensed for Engineering + Runtime Y N
Evaluation Mode
Enables all of the product's engineering and runtime features.

The first time you install InduSoft Web Studio on a computer, the product runs for forty (40) hours in Evaluation Mode. This evaluation period includes any time you run a product module (engineering or runtime). You can use this evaluation period continuously or not (for example: 10 hours a day for 4 days, 5 hours a day for 8 days, 10 hours a day for 3 days plus 5 hours a day for 2 days, and so on).

After running for 40 hours in the Evaluation Mode the evaluation period terminates and IWS automatically converts to and runs in Demo Mode (see following description) until you install a valid license (Hardkey or Softkey). You cannot reactivate Evaluation Mode, even if you uninstall and then reinstall the product on your computer.

Note: Every version of IWS has an evaluation period that is independent of every other version. For example, if your IWS version 6.1 evaluation period expires and you are running in Demo Mode because you have not installed a license, when you install IWS version 6.1 on the same computer, the newer version will begin its own 40-hour evaluation period and the 6.1 version will continue running in Demo Mode only.
Demo Mode
Allows you to download projects to remote stations and to run projects for testing or demonstration purposes. You can execute runtime tasks and use the debugging tools (LogWin and Database Spy), but they shut down automatically after running for two hours continuously. You can restart the Demo Mode again and run for another two hours, and so on.

You cannot create or modify screens, worksheets, or project settings in Demo Mode.

Licensed for Engineering Only
Enables all workbench options for an unlimited time.

This mode also allows you to execute the runtime tasks and debugging tools (Database Spy, Output window, and LogWin module) for 24 hours continuously. After the 24-hour period these tasks shut down, but you can restart them again and run for another 24 hours, and so on. You can use this license for development and testing only.

Licensed for Runtime Only
Enables you to run all runtime and debugging tools (Database Spy, Output window, and LogWin module) for unlimited time, but you cannot create or modify screens and/or worksheets.

The menu options available in Runtime Only mode are the same as the options listed for Demo Mode (see previous table).

Licensed for Engineering + Runtime
Enables all engineering tools, runtime tasks, and debugging tools (Database Spy, Output window, and LogWin module) for an unlimited period of time.
Note: The Remote Management tool (Connect on the Home tab of the ribbon) is always available, regardless of execution mode, so that you can upload files from or download files to remote stations.

To see which execution mode you are currently running, click About on the Help tab of the ribbon; the About dialog shows the execution mode, including the time remaining if you are in Evaluation Mode.