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FlexLM, Suites and product keys

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05-11-2012 07:52 AM


I have a customer with 50 AutoCAD network seats. All the licenses are under subscription. These software have been installed with the 001D1 ProductKey (AutoCAD 2012).

Now the customer has bought 5 network seats of Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium (BDSP). This product has 765D1 as ProductKey.

When I launch AutoCAD installed from the BDSP, the software is able to work with either an AutoCAD License or a BDSP license (if all the AutoCAD licenses are in use). If I launch AutoCAD from a standard installation, it can only take an AutoCAD License and does not switch to a BDSP license when all the AutoCAD licenses are in use.

Is there a way to modify the product key on the 50 initially installed AutoCAD without uninstalling and reinstalling?

Thanks a lot

Kind regards


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Re: FlexLM, Suites and product keys

05-11-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: PierreRiegert

No, this is an unfortunate flaw with AutoCAD 2012 and the BDS suites.  It simply doesn't work.  :smileysad:


I believe this has been corrected in BDS 2013 though.  If you are under subscription you might obtain a new license and see if that fixes it.  I haven't tested this scenario yet retroactively. 

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Re: FlexLM, Suites and product keys

05-11-2012 08:40 AM in reply to: TravisNave

no you would have to uninstall the autocad and reinstall autocad from the building suite

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Re: FlexLM, Suites and product keys

05-15-2012 02:43 PM in reply to: PierreRiegert

Thank you for your very quick answers.


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