National Instruments provides different licensing options to meet your needs, from application development to system deployment. National Instruments offers named-user licenses for development purposes, and computer-based licenses for debug and deployment purposes. Understanding these options helps you efficiently manage your software assets and get the most out of your investment.
You can use the development licenses for creating new applications and programs. National Instruments development licenses follow a named-user or computer-based licensing policy. A named-user license is tied to an individual user who can install the software on up to three business computers at any given time, in addition to a single home computer. The software may be executing on only one computer at a time. A computer-based license is tied to a single business computer with single or multiple users and a single home computer. You can transfer the software between computers by first uninstalling it from the original computer.
1For additional information on software usage policies, see the NI Software License Agreement.
A debug license for a particular software product provides the permission to install that software on one computer. You may use the software only to fix issues on an application or system that has already been created with a development license. You typically use debug licenses when you have deployed an application and you need to periodically resolve issues with the code.
To learn what software products have debug licenses, see the NI Deployment and Debug Software Licenses.
A deployment license is required for distributing applications developed using a particular software product. You must purchase one deployment license for each target computer on which the application will run.
To learn what software products have deployment licenses, see the NI Deployment and Debug Software Licenses.
Note: The supported products list may not be exhaustive. Consult the product documentation for complete information on available licenses.