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*Dawe, Anthony
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Upgrade to AutoCAD 2000

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08-04-2000 08:37 AM
We are soon going to switch our AutoCAD 14 to AutoCAD 2000 in the ADLM.

My concern is that my 70 users are going to have a rough transition if they
all have to upgrade at once.

Does the ADLM allow you to still run AutoCAD 14 for a grace period using the
AutoCAD 2000 codes? (Then I could gradually switch my users over).

Thanx in advance.
*Burgasser, Drew
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Re: Upgrade to AutoCAD 2000

08-04-2000 08:52 AM in reply to: *Dawe, Anthony
Anthony:

2000 is a completely different feature code than R14, so you can run them
side by side indefinitely (technically speaking). I think legally you are
allowed to run them side by side for something like 3 months, but I'm not
sure about that.

You should be very careful about one thing. I had this happen to a client
recently. Once you upgrade from R14 to 2000, you will no longer be able to
get authorization codes for R14. This is fine if you ADLM is already
running R14. But what if the server goes down? Or what if you lose your
R14 license keys and you need to enter new authorization codes? You're out
of luck! Autodesk will not give you R14 auth codes if those R14 licenses
have been upgraded to 2000. You'll be using 2000 and nothing but 2000 from
that point on.

Good luck,

Drew Burgasser
CAD Masters, Inc.

"Anthony Dawe" wrote in message
news:8F8674559usenetacct@10.0.0.106...
> We are soon going to switch our AutoCAD 14 to AutoCAD 2000 in the ADLM.
>
> My concern is that my 70 users are going to have a rough transition if
they
> all have to upgrade at once.
>
> Does the ADLM allow you to still run AutoCAD 14 for a grace period using
the
> AutoCAD 2000 codes? (Then I could gradually switch my users over).
>
> Thanx in advance.
*martin, jason
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Re: Upgrade to AutoCAD 2000

08-04-2000 08:53 AM in reply to: *Dawe, Anthony
The ADLM will let you run whatever versions of whatever software you give it
license codes for. When you upgrade the ADLM (assuming that you have to)
and get the new A2K auth codes from autodesk simply type them in. A word of
caution. Autodesk only allows a certain grace period where you can run both
A2K and R14 (I think that it's 60 days (Jerry??), but as far as the ADLM is
concerned, it can't tell the difference in an upgrade vs. a new purchase, so
you can run both on the ADLM.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza
Anthony Dawe wrote in message
news:8F8674559usenetacct@10.0.0.106...
> We are soon going to switch our AutoCAD 14 to AutoCAD 2000 in the ADLM.
>
> My concern is that my 70 users are going to have a rough transition if
they
> all have to upgrade at once.
>
> Does the ADLM allow you to still run AutoCAD 14 for a grace period using
the
> AutoCAD 2000 codes? (Then I could gradually switch my users over).
>
> Thanx in advance.

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