Installing Demo Nodes
To allow you to experience and experiment with the full power of the Dispatcher Phoenix platform, trial licenses are available for all Dispatcher Phoenix features for you to install and use for 30 days. For example, if you are a current user of Dispatcher Phoenix and interested in automated Bates stamping, you can add a 30-day trial license of the Advanced Bates Stamping process node to your current installation. All demo nodes are allowed for commercial use and include the same functionality as a fully licensed node.
Note: Demo nodes are available only for Dispatcher Phoenix. They are not available for Dispatcher Phoenix ScanTrip and Dispatcher Phoenix Release2Me+.
Installing a Demo Node
To install a demo license of a Dispatcher Phoenix node, do the following:
Open the Workflow Builder Tool. You can create a new workflow by selecting the New Workflow button on the Dispatcher Phoenix client application, or edit an existing workflow by double-clicking on the workflow in the Workflow List.
To view and install a demo node, select the Click here to unlock demo options button in the Demo Options palette, below the standard My Favorites, Collect, Process and Distribute palettes on the left side of the Workflow Builder tool.
Alternatively, you can click the Unlock Demo Options icon, (), from the toolbar.
The demo nodes are organized by the purchasable bundles that they belong to. To view the nodes included within a bundle, click the bundle name or the down arrow to expand the node palette. The lock icon in the upper right corner of the node icon signifies that this feature is available for demo.
To install a demo node, mouse over the node and select Unlock. A confirmation window will appear.
To activate the 30-day trial license, select Activate & Install on the confirmation window. To cancel the activation, select Cancel.
Note: All nodes within the bundle will be installed when you activate a trial license for one of the nodes in the bundle. The license will expire 30 days from the day the node(s) are activated. There is no limit on how many Dispatcher Phoenix bundles can be demoed concurrently.
Upon confirmation, a User Account Control window may appear asking for permission for Add-In Manager to make changes to your system. Select Yes. The Add-In Manager will launch to automatically activate and install all demo nodes belonging to the selected bundle.
Once Add-In Manager has completed the installation, select the Close button. After a Demo node is activated, the following occurs:
- The node is added to the Demo Options node palette in the Workflow Builder Tool.
- The Demo node is identified on the workflow canvas area with an orange Demo label across the node icon as in the following illustration:
Managing Demo Nodes
Once the 30-day trial ends, the following will occur:
- The Demo label text will change from “Demo” to “Expired.”
- The Demo label will turn red.
- The workflow will stop running and will not be able to start again until the required nodes are fully licensed.
Note: Expired demo nodes will still be available for use from your node palette. The functionality of the node will update when updates are released to allow you to preview the settings. However, you will be unable to use the node in an active workflow once your trial license has expired.
Viewing Demo Node Expiration Dates
You can monitor the expiration dates of your trial licenses via the License Manager. Do the following:
Navigate to the Help drop down in the upper right corner of the Dispatcher Phoenix client application. Select License Manager.
On the Update License or Register Add-In tab, use the scroll bar on the right side of the window to navigate to Demo Nodes
All currently installed demo nodes with their expiration dates will be listed, as in the following illustration:
Deactivating a Demo Node License
To remove a demo node from the Demo Options node palette:
Select the Click here to unlock demo options button.
Find the desired demo node & mouse over the icon. Click Deactivate. Alternatively, right-click on the demo node within the node palette and select Deactivate & Remove. A confirmation window will then appear. To cancel the deactivation, select Cancel.
Upon confirmation, a User Account Control window may appear asking for permission for Add-In Manager to make changes to your system. Select Yes. The Add-In Manager will launch to automatically deactivate and uninstall the selected demo node.
To remove a bundle of nodes from the Demo Options node palette:
Select the Menu arrow next to Demo Options.
Navigate to Sort By, then Type with separator.
Click the X in the upper right corner next to the bundle name. A confirmation window will then appear. To cancel the deactivation, select Cancel.
Upon confirmation, a User Account Control window may appear asking for permission for Add-In Manager to make changes to your system. Select Yes. The Add-In Manager will launch to automatically deactivate and uninstall the selected bundle.
Converting a Demo Node License
To convert a demo node to a fully licensed feature, you will need to purchase the appropriate Dispatcher Phoenix node bundle; then register the add-in module. See the Register Add-In section for more information.
Once a Demo license has been converted to a fully licensed feature, the purchased node(s) will move from the Demo node palette to the appropriate Collect, Process, or Distribute folder.