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Generating Network License Files - Made Easy

by Bryce Ochoa on Apr 11, 2016

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.

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Topics: Autodesk Network Licensing, Tech Tips, AutoCAD 2017, v2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Network License Manager, 2017, Network License File, License File

Updating Your Network License Manager for 2017

by Bryce Ochoa on Apr 7, 2016

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:

  1. Update your Network License Manager (LM Tools) to version 11.13.1.2 or newer
  2. 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.

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Topics: Autodesk Network Licensing, AutoCAD 2017, v2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Network License Manager, LM Tools, 2017

Directing Traffic - Advanced Control of Autodesk Network Licensing

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Jun 19, 2015

In my last article we discussed the basics of Autodesk Network Licensing and the overall benefits. Now we'll dive into several advanced license management features such as restricting users to specific licenses, license borrowing, and license timeout. Be sure to check out the previous article Benefits of Autodesk Network Licensing – the Time to Act Is Now.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Maintenance Subscription, Autodesk Network Licensing, FlexNet

Benefits of Autodesk Network Licensing – the Time to Act Is Now

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Jun 15, 2015

A combination of advantages come with Network Licensing, including flexibility, accurate tracking, standardization, and control. You may be somewhat familiar with Network Licensing if you own Autodesk Vault, but it's not limited to just that - most Autodesk products can be network licensed and even combined into the same license file. With Autodesk's planned changes to perpetual license purchases in 2016 as well as new deep discounts expiring in July of this year - now more than ever is the right time to make that transition. In this article we'll cover all the information you need to know to get started.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Maintenance Subscription, Autodesk Network Licensing, FlexNet

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