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LT.Rusty
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Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

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11-14-2012 08:07 PM

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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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 06:07 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

did the serial number change also or just the license type?

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 07:11 AM in reply to: DarrenP

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.


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Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Work: Dell Precision T1600 (Xeon E3-1280 / 16GB / 512 GB SSD / 250 GB (Internal) / 1 TB (External) / Quadro 600)
Home: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 07:42 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

you may want to reset the activation:

  1. Locate and delete the .data file.

Windows Vista/Windows 7 C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data_backup.001

 

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

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: DarrenP

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?


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Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Work: Dell Precision T1600 (Xeon E3-1280 / 16GB / 512 GB SSD / 250 GB (Internal) / 1 TB (External) / Quadro 600)
Home: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 07:46 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

yea

 

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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 08:01 AM in reply to: DarrenP

i would try reimporting first after you reset the activation if that doesn't work try going here or calling the autodesk activations

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-15-2012 05:33 PM in reply to: DarrenP

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 ...


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Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Work: Dell Precision T1600 (Xeon E3-1280 / 16GB / 512 GB SSD / 250 GB (Internal) / 1 TB (External) / Quadro 600)
Home: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-16-2012 06:07 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

you won't see a plot stamp but its not meant for commercial use

you may wantt to check the serial number with autodesk or your reseller

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philip.s
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Re: Licensing: Not For Resale vs. Commercial

11-16-2012 09:51 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Hi Gabriel,

 

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.



Philip Schmelzer

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