Installation & Licensing

Installation & Licensing

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Registered: ‎06-25-2012
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CFD 2013 -how you configure to look for the license server

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07-04-2012 11:50 PM

My problem is the CFD 2013 can not find the license server. After installation, It automatically generated this LICPATH.LIC where it puts the (xxxx) server name I keyed in. I wonder if you still need to configure something on the .LIC in order to find the server. I have configured the license using LMTOOLS as per . But it prompts me an error when the license is launched.


Looks like the way CFD2013 looking for the server name is totally different approach compared to the CFD2011. I tried running our CFD2011 and it can run using the same server name.Anyone can share some experience and info how I can fix this problem.



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Re: CFD 2013 -how you configure to look for the license server

07-05-2012 02:14 PM in reply to: XPMechEngr

You cannot configure the NLM with the LICPATH.LIC file.  This is not a valid license file. It is simply a pointer file that directs the client to the NLM server for a license.  You need to obtain the license from Autodesk or your Reseller and configure it properly.


For a Quick-Start Guide on configuring the Autodesk License Manager, please see my post for further information:


Please call Autodesk Product Registration and Authorization:

1-800-551-1490 > Option 1 (English) > Option 2 > (Network)

Asia / Pacific: 65.6735.5688
Europe / Middle East / Asia: 41.32.723.9595

You will need to provide your serial number and ethernet ID of the new license server.

Good Luck!

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