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*Wilshusen, Jon
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Acad2000 Feature Codes

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01-25-2000 08:48 AM
I have a network install of R14 and MCAD3.0, I own
2 Mcad's and 2 Autocads, on my current installation (R14) the adlm reports that
I have 4 autocads and 2 mechanical desktops.(Which makes sense since MCAD
can't run without an AutoCAD)  I setup a network deploy for mechanical
desktop 4.0 and called Autodesk for my authcodes, 2 MCAD's and 2ACAD's, which is
exactly what my AdLM says is available.  I did an Install on my machine
from the Nework Deploy location and installed MCAD4.0.  When I start
Acad2000 from the Mechanical Desktop folder, the AdLM reports that I have an
MCAD in use.  This is not how I want this to work.  I would like to
have it work as it did under R14, as we have yet to make use of
MCAD.

 

I hope you can make sense of the
above.

 

Thanks,

Jon
*Milana, Jerry
Message 2 of 5 (133 Views)

Re: Acad2000 Feature Codes

01-25-2000 03:55 PM in reply to: *Wilshusen, Jon
Jon,

The new Mechanical products have special builds of AutoCAD that are
designed to pull an MDT license instead of an AutoCAD license.

Jerry Milana,

Autodesk Product Support

Jon Wilshusen wrote:


I
have a network install of R14 and MCAD3.0, I own 2 Mcad's and 2 Autocads,
on my current installation (R14) the adlm reports that I have 4 autocads
and 2 mechanical desktops.(Which makes sense since MCAD can't run without
an AutoCAD)  I setup a network deploy for mechanical desktop 4.0 and
called Autodesk for my authcodes, 2 MCAD's and 2ACAD's, which is exactly
what my AdLM says is available.  I did an Install on my machine from
the Nework Deploy location and installed MCAD4.0.  When I start Acad2000
from the Mechanical Desktop folder, the AdLM reports that I have an MCAD
in use.  This is not how I want this to work.  I would like to
have it work as it did under R14, as we have yet to make use of MCAD.
 I
hope you can make sense of the above.
 Thanks,Jon
*Wilshusen, Jon
Message 3 of 5 (133 Views)

Re:

01-26-2000 05:50 AM in reply to: *Wilshusen, Jon
So, should I create another Deploy Location for my
two AutoCAD 2000's and install those to clients who will probably not use
MDT?

 

Is it possible to get auth codes for the two MDT
AutoCAD's so that I could use them just like the plain janes or would that
create the problem of having too many licenses?  What does it take to strip
the MDT off my AutoCAD's, as I have yet to make any real use of them
(MDT's)

 

I sure liked the way the licensing used to work, it
simplified things.  :smileyhappy:

 

Thanks

Jon Wilshusen

Pre-Wel Mfg Corp


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Jon,

The new Mechanical products have special builds of AutoCAD that are
designed to pull an MDT license instead of an AutoCAD license.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

*Milana, Jerry
Message 4 of 5 (133 Views)

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01-26-2000 11:22 AM in reply to: *Wilshusen, Jon
Jon,

Yes, you could/should build a AutoCAD 2000 deployment for users not
using MDT.  Disk space allowing, you can even deploy plain AutoCAD
to your MDT user workstations as well.  So, when they only want to
use AutoCAD they will start the plain version, using only an ACAD license.  
The license file used to turn on the MDT ACAD also turns on the entire
MDT feature set.  So, you can not get two extra licenses.

I agree, that the new system is an inconvenience for customers like
yourself, who took advantage of the dual authorization dependency of earlier
MDT releases.  Customer feedback, however, had been that dual auth
code and dual license file dependency was undesirable for a large portion
of customers.

Jon Wilshusen wrote:


So,
should I create another Deploy Location for my two AutoCAD 2000's and install
those to clients who will probably not use MDT?
 Is
it possible to get auth codes for the two MDT AutoCAD's so that I could
use them just like the plain janes or would that create the problem of
having too many licenses?  What does it take to strip the MDT off
my AutoCAD's, as I have yet to make any real use of them (MDT's)
 I
sure liked the way the licensing used to work, it simplified things. 
:smileyhappy:
 ThanksJon
Wilshusen
Pre-Wel Mfg Corp

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Milana <milanaj@autodesk.com>
wrote in message news:388E37DA.CFFFC6FB@autodesk.com...Jon,

The new Mechanical products have special builds of AutoCAD that are
designed to pull an MDT license instead of an AutoCAD license.

Jerry Milana,

Autodesk Product Support


*Wilshusen, Jon
Message 5 of 5 (133 Views)

Re:

01-26-2000 01:17 PM in reply to: *Wilshusen, Jon
Oh man Jerry, You know this isn't what I wanted to
hear.  How about stripping the MDT from my AutoCAD's (Downgrade, if you
will) or I could just stop by http://www.baystate.com
and see how CADKEY99 is doing.  Yea, CADKEY thats the ticket.
:smileyhappy:

 

Let me know about the downgrade thing.

 

Thanks

Jon Wilshusen


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Jon,

Yes, you could/should build a AutoCAD 2000 deployment for users not using
MDT.  Disk space allowing, you can even deploy plain AutoCAD to your MDT
user workstations as well.  So, when they only want to use AutoCAD they
will start the plain version, using only an ACAD license.   The
license file used to turn on the MDT ACAD also turns on the entire MDT feature
set.  So, you can not get two extra licenses.

I agree, that the new system is an inconvenience for customers like
yourself, who took advantage of the dual authorization dependency of earlier
MDT releases.  Customer feedback, however, had been that dual auth code
and dual license file dependency was undesirable for a large portion of
customers.

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