Dear DSPCB users, - A question has arisen regarding licensing. Pro licences are perpetual and always will be. An active internet connection is required to enable the license to be validated and for you to benefit from live RS component inventory checking with prices and availability. However, just to clarify, it does allow offline working of up to two months but after that, an internet connection from anywhere will enable continued operation of DSPCB Pro. In addition, an internet connection enables you to access the free online Parts library resource with its 15+ million Parts and also the active start page were we publish educational materials and technical news.
In the future, should RS pull away from DSPCB Pro sales, then your perpetual license will be superseded with an equivalent alternative that is not tied to any validation process through the RS DesignSpark web site. The internet license validation is common to many other PCB design systems in the market today and like these, RS is committed to their customers.