I am experiencing similar issues with AutoCAD 2013. The security problem occurs the first time I access the program after a reinstall. After another boot, the program suddenly closes itself while loading; this repeats indefinitely unless I reinstall the product, and then the cycle begins again. If it is relevant, can you clarify exactly how to change the neccesary permissions and location of the license files? It would also be helpful if you are familiar with the program closing itself.
Awesome!!! it worked!! i found the "flexnet" folder placed in on the desktop and all Autodesk software worked like nothing had ever happened. Wow, that was wild..thx.
Ps. using Windows 7
I tried this deleting the "above" files but go to start The "cad" program and it just shuts off. having said that all my other programs with the suite still work.
So I just cant use the AutoCad 2013 and have no place to put a serial number.
Any other Ideas?
It also can be, that in the system configuration of Windows the Service "Flexnet Licencing Service" is deactivated (Window 7). If its activated all programms of Autodesk run.
Despite it working perfectly the first time around, I experienced similar problems with the Security system / Softlock license manager error when I was forced to reinstall my student version of Autocad Architecture 2014 on my new Windows 8 laptop. I tried many of the solutions that are spoken of here including attmepying multiple clean reinstalls and trying to deal with the FLEXnet files. However none of these worked until today when I spotted the solution to my problem on this thread.
It seems that all you have to do is:
1) Close any running applications or files or internet browsers
2) Cut the actual "FLEXnet" file ( found at C:\ProgramData )
3) Paste this file onto your desktop
4) Startup AutoCad and it should be running without issue
Thank you all for your help and in turn I hope this can solve this irriatating problem for anyone else who may be struggling with it.
i am facing the same problems at one of our customer locations. none of the methods mentioned in the support and dicussion groups are working out Any solutions!!
Instalé Autocad Civil 2014 con la licencia para estudiantes y me dice que la instalación está bien. Pero cuando lo abro el programa me sale un mensaje de "softlock license manager error messege" que está mal instalado. No se como resolver ésto, necesito su ayuda. Desde ya muy agradecido.
I installed AUTOCAD 2013 and I've receved the soft license manager error. I am running a stand alone Windows 8 pc. I can't seem to find any solutions. I've uininstalled, reinstalled, and used all of the different methods of installation that AUTODESK has to offer. Does anyone have a solution for this issue?