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*MicroGenesis
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Taking back licenses if there is inactivity

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01-18-2000 01:09 AM
Is there a feature available with Adlm where a AutoCAD license can be
taken back if there is no activity on AutoCAD for a specified amount of
time.

The reason we need this feature, is that many users open AutoCAD to work
with a drawing and simply get up and leave if there is a meeting or for
lunch, without closing down AutoCAD. In such a situation other users
are unnecessarily deprived of AutoCAD liceneses.

If Adlm does not support such a feature, can someone suggest if such a
program can be written at the WinNT level ?
*Milana, Jerry
Message 2 of 4 (117 Views)

Re: Taking back licenses if there is inactivity

01-19-2000 02:24 PM in reply to: *MicroGenesis
Sorry, AdLM does not do that. An administrator can pull the license from an
offending user by using the "BURY CLIENT" buttom in the AdLM Control tool.
If this tool is used and the buried session contains unsaved edits, the user
will come back to a "Do you want to save changes (Y/N)" dialog box. If all
changes had been saved, AutoCAD would just be gone.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

MicroGenesis wrote:

> Is there a feature available with Adlm where a AutoCAD license can be
> taken back if there is no activity on AutoCAD for a specified amount of
> time.
>
> The reason we need this feature, is that many users open AutoCAD to work
> with a drawing and simply get up and leave if there is a meeting or for
> lunch, without closing down AutoCAD. In such a situation other users
> are unnecessarily deprived of AutoCAD liceneses.
>
> If Adlm does not support such a feature, can someone suggest if such a
> program can be written at the WinNT level ?
*CIP29
Message 3 of 4 (117 Views)

Re: Taking back licenses if there is inactivity

02-12-2000 02:27 AM in reply to: *MicroGenesis
Hi Jacob,

we are using the licensing software KeyServer from Sassafras
(www.sassafras.com). The AdLM controlls the numbers of licenses and the
KeyServer checks if the program is idle for a specified time.

Hope this will help you.

Frank Junggeburth

MicroGenesis schrieb:
>
> Is there a feature available with Adlm where a AutoCAD license can be
> taken back if there is no activity on AutoCAD for a specified amount of
> time.
>
> The reason we need this feature, is that many users open AutoCAD to work
> with a drawing and simply get up and leave if there is a meeting or for
> lunch, without closing down AutoCAD. In such a situation other users
> are unnecessarily deprived of AutoCAD liceneses.
>
> If Adlm does not support such a feature, can someone suggest if such a
> program can be written at the WinNT level ?
*Michl, Vladimir
Message 4 of 4 (117 Views)

Re: Taking back licenses if there is inactivity

04-27-2000 01:00 AM in reply to: *MicroGenesis
Our application LogOff does exactly this. It has options for
saving/quitting/etc. the current drawing and for timeout settings. See:

http://www.cadstudio.cz/logoff

Regards

MicroGenesis wrote:

> Is there a feature available with Adlm where a AutoCAD license can be
> taken back if there is no activity on AutoCAD for a specified amount of
> time.
>
> The reason we need this feature, is that many users open AutoCAD to work
> with a drawing and simply get up and leave if there is a meeting or for
> lunch, without closing down AutoCAD. In such a situation other users
> are unnecessarily deprived of AutoCAD liceneses.
>
> If Adlm does not support such a feature, can someone suggest if such a
> program can be written at the WinNT level ?

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CAD Studio s.r.o. - Autodesk Systems Center, HP Authorized Dealer
AutoCAD application development
vmichl@cadstudio.cz http://www.cadstudio.cz
Tylova 17, 370 01 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep.
tel. +420-38-6352966 fax. +420-38-6352979 BBS +420-38-6352962

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