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How to check if activated? (ie not in 30 day free trail mode)

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04-27-2013 11:10 AM

I updated to Product Design Suite 2014 (from 2013) and the install finished.  I think everything is installed and may be activated but I can't find a way to check.  The help screen has a "Product Information" button that shows my serial number,  but it also has an "Activarte..." button that is not greyed out.  I have gotten a few emails from Autodesk that appear to be the result of clicking on the activate button in each separate application of the suite.  Each email provided a different "Activation Code", but I have never (at least not this year) been prompted to supply any of these long activation codes to any screen.  I think I did give the install program my Autodesk PDS serial number and some other 5 digit verification code, but it never asked for one of the long activation codes.


Is this normal?  Is there anything else I need to do to register/activate?

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Re: How to check if activated? (ie not in 30 day free trail mode)

04-28-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: gregphil

I spent some time with Google and finally found the answer ti my "is it activated?" question:


The videos won't play automatically for me, but if I copy the video URLs and then paste them into Windows Media Player they would play and do mention the activation answer .


The answer is:  If you don't see the 30 day trail screen when you start an application then the whole suite is activated.

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