We have a single network server for licenses of both 2011 Inventor Design Suite Professional and Inventor Design Suite Ultimate. We are having problems with client machines not accessing the correct package. Inventor Pro clients frequently access the Inventor Ultimate licenses. As a result, all of our Ultimate licenses were consumed and Ultimate clients could not get a license. I have added an option file to control access. This is serving to redirect the Inventor Pro clients to the correct package. However, some of our Ultimate users still cannot get a license. I checked the server and licenses are available. The Ultimate users can run Inventor but some are directed to the Inventor Pro package. When they try to enter the simulation environment they cannot get a license. The log file does not show a denied request.
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when you say inventor pro what version do you mean (ex. 2011 or 2012) because inventor pro is also in the Product design ultimate suite
Sorry, I am mixing my product titles as they change every year.
We are currently running 2011 Inventor Suite and 2011 Inventor Simulation Suite.
We will soon be upgrading to 2012 versions, Product Design Suite Professional and Product Design Suite Ultimate.
how many each do you have?
when you double click the inventor icon it will pull a suite license first then when you switch to the simulation enviroment it will return the suite license and pull the simulation license
We have two licenses of Simulation Suite. When I check the server status, both are available.
As I mentioned, several users that have only 2011 Inventor Suite are being directed to Simulation Suite when they start Inventor. One user with Simulation Suite installed can run Inventor, but cannot get into the simulation environment (No licenses available is the message).
The license server log does not show the request for the simulation package. The log does show that same user signing out a standard Inventor license. It also shows other non-simulation users being denied a simulation license. I had to do this with an option fille.
Our 2010 software worked as you describe. Inventor users were granted Inventor licenses. Upon entering the simulation environment, the license was upgraded. It is not currently working that way for us. I'm looking for ideas on how to get the license server working properly and getting the Simulation users consistent access to the product.
try this on one computer for a test: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Thanks for the link. It looked promising but didn't help. Did a search of the entire hard drive and could not find the cascade file. Running on Windows Server 2003.
Found the cascade file on the client. Followed the procedure, but the client still can't access the simulation environment.
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