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Is Inventor running? ping over network? network or standalone?

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01-07-2013 05:37 AM

In an office with 30 seats, some networked & some standalone - who is using Inventor & when?


Is there a tool which could ping each seat every hour & record if Inventor is running?


Or have something installed on each work station which logs when Inventor is started & stopped - the log being on the server.


This information is to show the management how effectivly Inventor is being used & whether to buy more standalone seats or more network license seats.





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Re: Is Inventor running? ping over network? network or standalone?

01-07-2013 05:43 AM in reply to: MarkESmith

for the network seats there are 3rd party tools from JTB:

don't  know of any for standalone licenses

you could also use the license manager for the network seats to monitor usage

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Re: Is Inventor running? ping over network? network or standalone?

01-07-2013 11:48 AM in reply to: MarkESmith

Our IT people use the JTB network license monitoring tools, and I don't have any reservations in recommending them.  As for stand-alone licenses there should be asset locator software available for that from AutoDesk (might be on the install under "Tools and utilities").

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