Temporarily releases the current product license.
APDL Command: PAUSE
The PAUSE command temporarily releases (or pauses) the current product license so that another application can use it.
This application consumes a license as soon as you launch it, and retains that license until it is finished. If you launch the product interactively, the license is retained until you either close the application or issue a PAUSE command via the command line.
No other operation (other than SAVE or /EXIT) is possible in the current application while use of the product license is paused.
When the second application has finished and releases the license, issue an UNPAUSE command via the command line to restore use of the license to the current application.
For more information, see the ANSYS, Inc. Licensing Guide.