Okay, so a couple weeks ago I installed Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013 on my laptop. Over the weekend, I wanted to install my new SSD, so I used the License Transfer Utility to upload my license to the cloud (or w/e) and did the hardware changes, reinstalling Windows afterwards. I reinstalled PDSU 2013 and imported the license, but didn't start it up again until tonight.
This is where the problems start.
Before the license transfer thing, the "About Autodesk Inventor Professional" window showed that the Usage Type was Commercial and the license was a permanent one, not subject to expiration. Now that I've re-imported the license, it says that the Usage Type is "Not for Resale Version" and that the license is Extendable, but expires in August 2013.
What happened? I don't see a plot stamp on drawings or anything, but I'm still a little concerned ...
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Just the license type and expiration information. The serial number stayed the same.
After re-installing I used the license transfer utility to re-import the license but didn't run any of the software for a few days. Last night I started Inventor up, it asked for the serial number, so I put the same number back in. It started up, saying it was using the previously activated license file found on the computer or something similar.
you may want to reset the activation:
Windows Vista/Windows 7 C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data_
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\ADLM C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data
Okay, I'll try that when I get home tonight.
After that, will I just activate the software again when it starts up the next time?
Hm. Still says that it's not for resale.
I wonder if perhaps it was just a fluke before that it showed as commercial / no expiration?
I'll check with my company. I've been told that I was allowed to use it for whatever I wanted, including moonlighting, so long as I wasn't competing with the company ...
EDIT: Does "Not For Resale Version" mean "no commercial use" in the same way as the educational licenses? I can live with the expiration date - I'll just have to get a new license in August - but I'd be really annoyed if I see a plot stamp or anything like that ...
I can gladly verify your license type, assuming you haven't done so already, if you could please send me a Private Message (click on my philip.s profile name and then "Send this user a private message") with the serial number.