Is it possible to check licences in/out as needed within modelbuilder? or will the following work -write a script to turn arcinfo licence on when the tool requires it and off once it's done?
I need to run a complex model on 100+ segments of data on multiple machines concurrently and we have only one arcinfo licence which is required only by the eliminate tool. Each segment takes about an hour which is approx 100hrs of processing time. We don't have this much time so need to split the process into 6 machines running the arcview licence...the blocker is one-step needing arcinfo. As the machines will need the licence for only 10mins or so at differeing times, I want to get the model to run in arcview upto the eliminate, check-out arcinfo (or if unavailable keep checking every 5 mins), finish the tool and then check-in the info licence so another machine can take it and continue.