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License Manager Changes ?

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09-19-2000 01:37 PM
With AutoCAD 2000 products when you added 5 LDT or ADT to the license manager you actually added 5 licenses to AutoCAD 2000 and 5 to ADT or LDT. When a client started LDT/ADT you pulled one AutoCAD 2000 and one LDT/ADT license.

With AutoCAD 2000i products the licenses stay distinct - i.e. if you add 5 LDT/ADT you make no change to the number of AutoCAD 2000i licenses. When a client starts LDT/ADT they only pull a LDT/ADT license.

Do I understand this correctly? Has this changed?

Any input is greatly appreciated.
*Wedding, James
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Re: License Manager Changes ?

09-20-2000 06:33 AM in reply to: nickseman
That's what I understand also. I have my codes for i and now only have the
distinct numbers that I actually bought. Much simpler to decipher!

HTH--
James Wedding, E.I.T.
IT Manager
Jones & Boyd, Inc.
Dallas, TX

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"nickseman" <73322.3166@compuserve.com> wrote in message
news:ef42cec.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> With AutoCAD 2000 products when you added 5 LDT or ADT to the license
manager you actually added 5 licenses to AutoCAD 2000 and 5 to ADT or LDT.
When a client started LDT/ADT you pulled one AutoCAD 2000 and one LDT/ADT
license.
> With AutoCAD 2000i products the licenses stay distinct - i.e. if you add 5
LDT/ADT you make no change to the number of AutoCAD 2000i licenses. When a
client starts LDT/ADT they only pull a LDT/ADT license.
>
> Do I understand this correctly? Has this changed?
>
> Any input is greatly appreciated.
>
>
*McDonough, Mark
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09-20-2000 11:12 AM in reply to: nickseman
Perhaps simpler to decipher, but much less flexible and posing a significant
licensing "hit" on companies that use multiple "flavors" of AutoCAD, such as
LDD and ADT, on the ADLM.

Example: if I have 60 plain AutoCAD license + 10 LDDs. In effect, I have 70
AutoCAD licenses on ADLM. So if some of my Civil engineers aren't using LDD
on a given day, the associated AutoCAD licenses can "float" on the ADLM to
be available to my pool of regular AutoCAD users... a flexible and cost
effective method to balance the # of licenses needed against the peak
concurrent license-demand. In the new scheme (if indeed it's true), it
would mean that a LDD user's associated AutoCAD license becomes "locked up"
with LDD and cannot "float" and be used by a plain AutoCAD user if
necessary.

This sounds like a huge step backwards in my opinion, and would force the
purchase of additional licenses... more cost and license inefficiency for
the customer, more $$$ for Autodesk.
--
Mark McDonough
mmcdonough@sasaki.com
http://www.sasaki.com

James Wedding wrote in message
news:A1B29B83DB3342EB88FFFD24653FF2BB@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> That's what I understand also. I have my codes for i and now only have the
> distinct numbers that I actually bought. Much simpler to decipher!
>
> HTH--
> James Wedding, E.I.T.
> IT Manager
> Jones & Boyd, Inc.
> Dallas, TX
>
> Remove NOSPAM for reply
>
> "nickseman" <73322.3166@compuserve.com> wrote in message
> news:ef42cec.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > With AutoCAD 2000 products when you added 5 LDT or ADT to the license
> manager you actually added 5 licenses to AutoCAD 2000 and 5 to ADT or LDT.
> When a client started LDT/ADT you pulled one AutoCAD 2000 and one LDT/ADT
> license.
> > With AutoCAD 2000i products the licenses stay distinct - i.e. if you add
5
> LDT/ADT you make no change to the number of AutoCAD 2000i licenses. When a
> client starts LDT/ADT they only pull a LDT/ADT license.
> >
> > Do I understand this correctly? Has this changed?
> >
> > Any input is greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
>
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