We have 22 Network licenses in Airbus UK & we are running AutoCAD 2010. One of our key users is still using AutoCAD 2008 & wants to take his 2010 installation home on his laptop to carry out self training to he can make best use of the 2010 upgrade. We do not allow license checkout in Airbus UK, hence I contacted our supplier Excitech for assistance. They Advised I request a Home User license that will allow out guy to run his 2010 installation away from the Airbus network.
Please supply a Home user License key along with instructions on how to install it.
you have to log on to your subscription site to do that: https://subscription.autodesk.com/sp/servlet/publi
everything is on that site
Can he connect to the network through a VPN connection? The network licensing will work over a VPN.
If that is not an option, then he can get a Home Use license for his home computer. The Home Use license will be a Stanalone license with a different serial number that Autodesk will provide you. But the computer he uses it on cannot be his work computer. It must be a separate computer that he has at home. You cannot double-up your licenses at work with a home use license. The home use is used as an extention of your primary license.
Whoever is the Subscription Contract Administrator can request a home use license for you online when they log on to their Subscription Center page.
do we have to have a different license key for every home user? We have several employee's that wants to install at home.
Also can we create a silent install on a thumb drive for them to take home and install?
You can request that your Home Use License contains X amount of seats by changing the "Quantity" in the application form (see screen shot below), enabling you to issue the same serial number to your employees.
I'm not 100% sure on the silent install, but I believe that it should be possible based on my limited knowledge. What software / version are you running?
Keep in mind that Home Use licenses expire after a term of about 13 months. Network license access over VPN or by use of borrowing is still a potential option for you.
Thank You for the response. We will be upgrade to Inventor 2012. We have some of our Engineers that want to take the time and learn this from home and they do not have VPN access. I am assuming after the 13 months we can give them a new license that they can type in from home and be good to go?
Yes, so long as your Subscription is active and the version you request is under Subscription, then you can renew it.
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