I originally posted this in the CAD Managers section because I couldn't find this licensing forum. I am reposting it here now that I found it thanks to another user on the CAD Manager's forum.
We just upgraded our Revit Structure Suite to a Building Design Suite. When I put the license data into our license file, it effectively removed all my plain AutoCAD licenses. I got a lot of phone calls over then next couple hours.... Anyway, I've looked and looked and I'm wondering if I need to update our FlexLM on the server. I can't find any information on it.
Is the new cascading causing this? Or, is something just wrong with the license file?
I've run it through the license parser at :
and it reported this:
What error do the clients receive now? Provide any error number.
Also post your status enquiry from LMTOOLS if you can. And your debug.log file.
Continuation from here:
Well, I remade the license file and all is well now.
The first time I copy/pasted from the registration web site.
This time I copy/pasted from the registration email.
It's working now, apparently.
Thanks to all. Sorry I didn't try that sooner.
'fraid not... I spoke too soon.
About 20 minutes ago, I was getting phone calls from people who were getting kicked out of AutoCAD.
Looking at LMTOOLS, I see that those who could get back in had gotten the cascading licenses from our new Design Suites. They are running AutoCAD 2011. The AutoCAD Package shows 11 available, 1 used (me, on ACAD 2012).
Myself and another guy have AutoCAD 2012 and we CAN get the AutoCAD licneses, but only with 2012. We cannot get a license for ACAD 2011. This does not seem to be affecting the Civil 3D or the Architectural people. So, I'm still having my problem, it just seems to take an hour or so before it rears it's ugly head.
I'm attaching my log file and Status Enquiry as suggested.
I do have a ticket opened with Autodesk and with my reseller, but I find I usually get quicker responses from these forums....
Also, it looks like you do have some license file superseding other ones. Additionally, cascading for 2012 products for AutoCAD works differently. My guess is that your Revit Suite 2012 Subscription file is is also superseding the AutoCAD seats thus you have less seats that you expect.
16:31:00 (adskflex) FLEXnet Licensing version v18.104.22.168 build 56285 i86_n3
16:31:00 (adskflex) Feature 85536ACD_2011_0F superseded by 85536ACD_2011_0F
16:27:50 (adskflex) UNSUPPORTED: "85594REVSU_2011_0F"
16:33:30 (adskflex) DENIED: "85536ACD_2011_0F" (Licensed number of users already reached. (-4,342))
16:36:41 (adskflex) Checkin failed feature "85536ACD_2011_0F"
You probably need some serious redo on that .LIC file. Did the parser show any more errors?
See my post here for the latest NLM version 11.9.1:
Thanks to all.
I remember seeing the 2012 License Manager post, but I couldn't find it the past couple of days while all this was happening.
I searched the forums and knowlege base and couldn't find it.... go figure.
Tomorrow I will install a new License Manager and rebuild the license file from scratch from all the recent registration emails.
The one I'm using now has been tacked onto for years... 'bout time to redo it, I reckon.
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