I've recently purchased a copy of the Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2014 (ABDSU 2014) which I first installed on a computer a month or so ago. That PC was definitely past its best so I recently decided to upgrade some of the the hardware (mainboard, processor, memory, hard disc etc). Before doing so I so used the License Transfer Utilty to transfer the Design Suite license from the first PC. The outward bound license transfer seemed to work fine albeit very slowly.
I then installed the ABDSU 2014 on the newly upgraded PC. The installation went fine, although when I invoked the LTU to transfer in the license it took an age to work. Finally I received confirmation that the product license had transferred in successfully, see attached a copy of the of the license import confirmation report.
My main issue is this; when I run any programme forming part of the (ABDSU 2014), whether this be AutoCAD, 3dsMax Design , Revit, whatever, the programme seems to spend a very long time checking the license. For instance, when I last loaded AutoCAD, the license check took approx 20 minutes before the programme fully loaded. How do I resolve this issue?
Welcome to the community Peter!
Can you please delete all Autodesk licensing data from a system by removing the following:
Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FLEXnet\adskflex_*.data
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FLEXnet\adskflex_*.data.backup
In the event a reactivation limit error message occurs when activating the software, please contact our License Assistance Team for direct support.
P.S. I deleted your image as it contained sensitive info.
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In checking your serial number on our records, it appears that the software had automatically activated itself online. When you try to launch the software again does it still prompt you to activate? If not, you can check if it's activated successfully by following the steps below:
1. Launch program
2. Click on help menu (drop-down list beside the question mark icon)
3. Click on "About"
4. Click on "Product Information"
5. On the "Product Information" window, if the "License Behavior" says "Permanent", this means it's already activated.
The emails sent to you with the activation codes were just confirmation that they were activated successfully, and when an activation is done automatically from within the program you no longer need to enter in the activation code.
Let me know if this helps.
Sure thing Peter!
Adding on to Patricia's response, can you try turning off your antivirus software which can lead to the software freezing during the license check process. Any luck?
An additional suggestion would be to open the program with your Ethernet unplugged and wireless turned off.
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