- The Flexible Solution for MultiBody Simulation -
1. General Introduction
RecurDyn-on-Demand (RoD) offers micro, small and medium-sized companies, universities, research centers, students and private households the possibility to use RecurDyn/Professional and certain toolkits just by purchasing a RecurDyn contingent for a fixed amount of money. After purchasing such a contingent, the user can start immediately to use RecurDyn whenever it is needed in order to build up models, to run simulations, to start various parameter studies, create results in order to figure out if the designed mechanism /machine works correctly.
RecurDyn-on-Demand is of interest for people who just once in a while like to use a multi-body-simulation software without investing a high amount of money.
- Micro, small and medium-sized companies
- Universities / Research Centers
- Students / Private Households
RoD can be used all over Europe.
The European Commission Communication defines micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as follow: "An enterprise is any entity engaged in an economic activity, irrespective of its legal form." Enterprises qualify as SMEs, if they fulfil the criteria laid down in the recommendation, which are summarized in the table below. In addition to the staff headcount ceiling, an enterprise qualifies as an SME if it meets either the turnover ceiling or the balance sheet ceiling, but not necessarily both.
At each order of a contingent (2.2) or a starter fee (2.1) the user has to confirm that the requirements of a SME are fulfilled. If a company rises above the criteria of SMEs the remaining contingent can be used but no new contingent can be purchased.
- Multibody simulation is just needed once in a while
- High investments are avoided
- Benchmarks can easily be done in order to figure out if RecurDyn meets the user’s demands
- Existing CAD models can easily be exported to RoD, put into motion and analyzed
- In order to use a multi-body-simulation-tool for a bachelor or master thesis
- Cost Effectness:
- RecurDyn/Professional (Modeler & Solver), base license
- RecurDyn/FullFlex (inc. Automesher)
RecurDyn-on-Demand includes technical support from FunctionBay GmbH by a ticketing system (3.1). Futhermore, a Premium Technical Support (3.2) can be booked for an additional amount, which includes support/hotline by phone, webinar and email p.a..
RoD licenses and modules offer the same functionalities as the RecurDyn Stand-Alone version, here are no technical restrictions. RoD is currently based on RecurDyn V8R5. Please be so kind to note that models created in RoD can be transferred into the Stand-Alone RecurDyn version and toolkits, but NOT vice-versa.
In order to start the use of RecurDyn-on-Demand first of all the user has to register and fill in the mask. For companies it is very important to add the VAT #. Then one contingent out of three - in addition to the starter fee – has to be chosen. As soon as the official order has been sent to FunctionBay GmbH (a predefined order form can be downloaded), or the contingent has been directly paid by using Paypal, the RecurDyn software can be downloaded, a key will be generated and send to the user by email. After accepting the terms and conditions during the installation, the user can start to work with RecurDyn-on-Demand. An invoice will automaticall be created and send to the user by email.
2. General information concerning Prices & Products, Terms of Payment
In order to start with RecurDyn-on-Demand a starter fee of €300,00 has to be ordered, which includes one year of maintenance (see maintenance). The starter fee is calculated separately and cannot be charged with a contingent, or a remaining credit. The starter fee concerns:
- New users
- Additional locations
- Transfer of RoD to another computer
- The reactivation of maintenance.
The chosen contingent enables the user to start to work with RecurDyn and toolkits. The use of RoD will be accurately charged per minute and debited from the ordered contingent. There are three different contingents available:
It is the user’s own responsibility to check the amount of the contingent frequently and to order a new contingent in time and long enough before its full consumption. In case that your RoD contingent shows a negative balance, an automatic warning will be displayed. In order to finish your simulations tasks, a new contingent should be ordered immediately. In case, that FunctionBay GmbH does not receive a new order, and the user tries to safe results of the still running simulation, those will be lost as soon the button “cancel” pushed. Of course, all other simulations and models will be frozen and can be restarted as soon as the contingent is renewed. The user can decide to receive automatically an email with a warning when a certain amount of the ordered contingent is consumed.
* The RecurDyn/Modeler is prerequisite for the usage of any other RecurDyn Toolkit, e.g. RecurDyn/FullFlex.
The prices are net with extra VAT depending on the country of use. The entire connection time (elapsed time) is documented on a per-second basis, accumulated per product and automatically deducted from the prepaid contingent. The connection time includes the elapsed time for preprocessing, postprocessing, and solving per user, from the start of the program to the correct return of the license and termination of the program, including possible idle times. Any changes within a software release or across the release are also valid for already ordered and booked contingents.
- The right to use shall only be transferred to the customer after reception of the full payment of the invoice.
- All prices are net, plus value-added-tax, depending on the country the user is located
- Terms of Payment: Prepayment by using PayPal is one option. Here an invoice will automatically be generated and send to the user mentioning the term “Already paid”. If the user decides to order RoD by an official purchase order, an invoice will later be created and sent by email. The terms of payment are 14 days, net. Nevertheless, the user can start immediately to work with RoD. In case that after 14 days the invoice is not paid, FunctionBay GmbH has the right to freeze RoD and cannot be used anymore until the invoice is paid. Furthermore, after sending an order or after payment by PayPal, refund is not possible anymore.
- Prices can be changed even during a booked contingent and its period.
- Remaining contingents or starter fees will not be refunded.
- The respective software license agreement shall prevail.
- The software is only activated after the acceptance of the license agreement.
- The software is subject to the export regulations of the buyer’s country as well as the respective country of origin.
- General terms and conditions of the customer do not get a contractual component.
- Errors and changes excepted.
- FunctionBay GmbH is not responsible for lost data or project delay of customers in case of an unpaid invoice.
3. General information concerning Maintenance and Premium Technical Support
Technical support by FunctionBay GmbH - via a ticketing system - is included in the Starter fee (Re-Activation Fee). As soon as the user is logged-in, he can send via email questions, bug reports, etc. to the support team of FunctionBay GmbH. Maintenance also includes a password-protected access to download the software, to updates and service packs. Maintenance expires after one year, but can be renewed by ordering the starter fee (reactivation fee), a new contingent or a Premium Technical Support.
Please be so kind to note that this RecurDyn-on-Demand maintenance cannot be used for RecurDyn Stand-Alone.
In case that the user is interested in being supported by telephone, email and web meetings, a “Premium Technical Support” can be ordered on top. The price is €3.435,00 per year.
4. General Terms
Neither special conditions in general nor special conditions for educational institutions can be claimed.
The use of RecurDyn-on-Demand is restricted by law to the physical address and to the department, for which the software usage agreement has been issued and from which RecurDyn-on-Demand will be used. The starter fee is applicable for this contractually authorized location. The use of further locations or further physical addresses is not permitted within a contract. Likewise, a transfer to third parties or a use by third parties is not permitted.
The RecurDyn-on-Demand account at further subsidiaries of your company within Europe can be regulated with a previous approval of a separate software usage agreement. The starter fee has to be paid per location, which shall be in addition to be entitled to use RecurDyn-on-Demand.
The same regulations as for companies are applied to the extension of the use of RecurDyn-on-Demand for further universities or faculties.
The user himself is liable for the proper use of RecurDyn-on-Demand. Furthermore, he is responsible for the safe handling of the login or access data for RecurDyn-on-Demand. The password-protected customer area offers the user the possibility to check the current active connections, the toolkits he is using and the current remaining credit. Furthermore, start and end times, user name, host name, duration and costs are identified and saved.
Updates will be offered on a regular base after the official release of new RecurDyn Stand-Alone versions/toolkits. Users will be informed about updates or new releases on the RecurDyn-on-Demand portal. Of course, previous releases can still be used for a certain time, but nevertheless, new prices and conditions will then be valid.
Each company that wants to use RecurDyn-on-Demand can have one single user or various users with different accounts, even located in different European countries. That means the company just needs to order one time a contingent of e.g. €5.000,00, then the company explains that one user in e.g. France shall have an account of €2.500,00 and the second one in e.g. Germany also for €2.500,00. After the registration on the RecurDyn-on-Demand portal, FunctionBay GmbH will organize those separated accounts (2.1).
FunctionBay GmbH is neither obligated to report nor to refund any accidental RecurDyn-on-Demand usage or unintentional long-term connection times. The connection times are settled on a regular base. Refund is neither possible concerning new ordered nor residual contingents, or starter fees.
4.9 Technical requirements
The user himself has to check upfront the technical prerequisites before sending a written order and prior to the authorization for the software download. A subsequent refund of a quota, a residual contingent, or starter fee will not be made.
OS: Windows 7 / 64 Bit; Windows 8 / 64 Bit, Windows 10 / 64 Bit
CPU: 3.4 GHz, QuadCore
RAM: 4GB; large MFBD models 8GB
A Non-Disclosure Agreement is not required. The software installation is performed as a client installation. All calculation data remain on the customer's computer, behind their own firewall.
If an user is already supported by a FunctionBay / RecurDyn-Europe partner, he can upfront mention that partner while ordering RoD. The support will nevertheless be offered by FunctionBay GmbH.