CityEngine is available at the Desktop Basic or Desktop Advanced level for three major operating systems: Windows, Linux, and OS X. Both the Concurrent Use and Single Use versions of licensing are included in the media kit, which contains everything you need to install and use CityEngine on various computers on a network. CityEngine is also available for download from My Esri.
CityEngine Desktop Basic
CityEngine Desktop Basic is a 3D City Edit and Visualization tool. It allows you to intuitively create and maintain 3D City Scenes and provides the option to publish 3D City Scenes to ArcGIS Online. CityEngine Desktop Basic supports the file Geodatabase and is available with Single Use (node-locked) licensing only.
CityEngine Desktop Advanced
CityEngine Desktop Advanced extends the Basic version to a professional modeling and design solution that provides the full power of procedural technology for efficient creation and design of 3D cities. CityEngine Desktop Advanced comes with all the features including Python and advanced import and export format support; it is available with Single Use (node-locked) or Concurrent Use (floating) licensing.
Installation overview steps
The installation of CityEngine is a multi-step process:
- Install ArcGIS 10.5.1 License Manager or newer (if it doesn't already exist for your use) to use the concurrent-use version. For more information, see About the license manager.
- Install CityEngine using the CityEngine 2017.1 setup.
- Complete the CityEngine Administrator wizard to specify your product type, assign a license manager (if using a concurrent-use license), or authorize your software (if using a single-use license).
Once installed, you can change your product level or switch between Concurrent Use and Single Use versions without uninstalling or performing any additional installation actions.