I would like to use AutoCad and Navisworks on one machine, but each program has to get its license from a different server, but this does not happen, both applications go to the same server.
Although, on installing, I did specify which server each application has to use to obtain a license.
Also, in the Program Files/AutoDesk/Autocad and Program Files/AutoDesk/Navisworks , the LICPATH.LIC files are there, with the correct servername...
Another issue is to make 2 Navisworks installed on one machine, use a different server to obtain their licenses, for people who work for different departments.
Any ideas ?
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Why on earth are you running two servers for multiple Autodesk products? It's no wonder you are having problems. If you are unable to combine the license servers into one system for some crazy reason, then you might try adding both servernames to the ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE system environment variable.
I definitely recommend reconciling your license managers into one location though. You can separate licenses by department with an Options file. Everything you could ever want to know about this is listed in my signature.
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It was not exactly my idea, I have two people that specifically want to use 2 licenses for their own department, and when they work for another project, they want to the licenses bought for that project....not wanting anybody else to thouch their own two licenses...politics, I guess..
Thanks for the advice
As Travis explained in the above reply, you can 'RESERVE' licenses to a certain user or group by configuring a license option file, ADSKFLEX.OPT. You can also check License Administration Guide in LMTOOLS installation folder or technical solution:
How to control network license access using an options file (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
So, in this case, you can reserve 2 licenses for that department (defined GROUP) and no one outside the group will not be able to take those 2 licenses.
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