Understand™ 5.0 licenses are sold as an annual subscription and include weekly software updates and access to our awesome technical support. Each developer will need their own license to use Understand, though licenses may be reassigned to another engineer should the original engineer leave or not use the tool any longer. While there is an offline option available, most licensing features require an internet connection and the ability to access our licensing website: helios.scitools.com. Helios™ gives you better user control and easier licensing management.
Understand can run for several hours without an internet connection. If you know you will be going offline for longer periods you can checkout the license from Helios to a specific computer. When a developer checks out a license to their machine Understand will continue to work on that machine with no internet connection. However, while that license is checked-out the developer will not be able to use their license on any other machine. Instructions on how to checkout a license are here.
If your team is looking for more specialized licensing options please contact our sales team.
If you have an older perpetual license of Understand with active maintenance it can be used as well. In the License Dialog select Options->Legacy Licensing to open the older licensing dialog.
Understand takes about 200-300MB of installation space, depending on which OS it is installed on and will run on Windows (Windows 7 and later), Linux 64bit (CentOS & RHEL 7.4, Ubuntu 16.04, and later) and Mac OSX (Sierra 10.12 and later). For larger code bases the more RAM the better. We recommend 1GB / Million lines of code, it will run on less, but it is much slower.
Use the older builds of Understand if you need a version to run on an older machine.