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Licensing Mac/PC

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02-06-2013 04:19 PM

Hi,

 

I have an old copy of autocad lt 2005 on my pc.  I recently upgraded, on my mac and went to autocad lt 2013.  I love it.  I noticed in the app store that I can redownload and put it on another computer that I own.  So I'd like it on my pc and my mac. 

 

Thing is, my pc is a desktop and my laptop is a mac.  I own the lt 2013 for mac and the the older version in the pc.  both are full versions.

 

How/Can I get a copy for my pc?  Or would I have to purchase it all over again.   My license for the mac version appears to allow for more than one install, and I think it even says that.   But for my permanent pc I would need the windows version.

 

Thanks

James

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joane.bonghanoy
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Re: Licensing Mac/PC

02-06-2013 05:16 PM in reply to: james

Hi James,

 

If I understand you correctly, you purchased AutoCAD LT 2013 and you have already installed and activated it on your MAC and now you want to install and activate a second copy to your Windows PC, right? 

 

If so, indeed you can install and activate a second copy of AutoCAD LT on a MAC or Windows environment. Do click on the link for more details on Windows and Mac Cross-Platform Licensing



Joane Bonghanoy
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Re: Licensing Mac/PC

02-06-2013 07:52 PM in reply to: james

Thanks, that is what I was looking for.  But I have another question.  It refers to the serial number that came with the software.  Where do I get that from if it was purchased from the Mac App Store?  

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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing Mac/PC

02-07-2013 06:36 AM in reply to: james

that doesn't apply

the mac app store version is unserialized as all programs from the mac app store you won't be able to do this with that version

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DarrenP
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Re: Licensing Mac/PC

02-07-2013 06:38 AM in reply to: DarrenP

you also can't upgrade it or buy subscription with it

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Re: Licensing Mac/PC

02-08-2013 01:07 AM in reply to: james

Well, that makes me unhappy.  I wish this was claused somewhere when buying it.  Since I use the mac more than the pc, I should be okay... but still not happy.

 

The app store is awesome and very convenient for loading and updating apps.  But wish I had known about this licensing limitation with the autodesk product.  Had I known I would have purchased it the other way around (windows version with cross over support).

 

I still own a pc version, but it's just an older one.

 

Thanks

James

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