Every Network License product you own needs it's own license file and we recently showed you how you can create this file. However, if you have more than one Network License Autodesk product, you'll need to combine the license files for each of your products into one single license file. Today, we'll give you some of the Do's and Don'ts for consolidating license files, as well as provide some tips for different scenarios.
In the past weeks we have covered a lot of info for the new 2017 products such as new features, updating LMTools, and generating new Network License files. Now it's finally time to go over how to get your hands on the new 2017 software so you can try it out for yourself.
To start you (the user) need to first make sure that you have been granted access to the new software by your Autodesk Account administrator or Contract Manager. Once your Contract Manager has gone in and made the necessary changes you will receive an email notifying you that there has been a change to your account. For info on how to give users access follow this link.
With the release of the new 2017 Autodesk products comes a to-do list that needs to be completed before you can finally play around and use your new products. For network license users, this means you'll need to update your Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools) and generate a new Network License file. In this post we'll go over a new and easy way to generate Network License files using Autodesk's new Network License File Generator. For info on updating your LMTools click here.
To start, sign-in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com. Once you've signed in, it brings you to the Management screen where you can see your current Autodesk products.
Under the 'Products & Services' tab is a section titled 'Quick Links' where you'll find the 'Generate Network License File' link. Click this link to begin the process.
With Autodesk's 2017 product line rolling out, everyone is excited to start using their new software. However, for those of you on Network Licenses, there are a few things that have to be taken care of before you can use your 2017 products.
If you currently have Network Licenses in place you must:
- Update your Network License Manager (LM Tools) to version 188.8.131.52 or newer
- Give your Network License Service a new name
We'll show you everything you need to download, install, and configure the newest version of LM Tools to get you working on 2017.