Autodesk Licensing: What We Learned
For many of us, the mere thought of managing software contracts and licenses causes confusion. But it doesn’t have to. During our recent Autodesk licensing webinar series, KaDe King and Robin Katz dove into what you need to know if you’re a contract manager, software coordinator, or the person who manages software assets for your organization. Watch the short videos below to learn more about contract management and network license management from our experts.
In Part 1 of the series, KaDe and Robin reviewed the ins and outs in Autodesk Account, such as Home Use Licenses and asset reports. They also discussed the process of linking multiple contracts and requesting co-terms or adding to existing contracts.
Network License Management
In Part 2, we learned why you should set up a TIMEOUT on your network licenses. KaDe and Robin also showed us how to read license files, and what information you need to generate Prior Version licenses.
AutoCAD 2018 was officially released on March 21st, 2017, offering several new enhancements, features, and time-savers for the AutoCAD community. With their combined 64 years of experience using AutoCAD, David and KaDe covered 5 major topics: Tech and Performance, UI, PDF Import, Text to MTEXT, and Xrefs updates. Here’s a breakdown:
Autodesk software offers advanced options to generate license files for network versions. This option is available through the Autodesk Account portal with the appropriate permissions. Doug Benoit demonstrates the process for doing this:
In their “Civil 3D 2018 New Features” Skype chat, CADLearning’s Infrastructure Content Manager Heidi Boutwell and U.S. CAD’s Senior Technical Specialist KaDe King shared their favorite new updates to the Civil 3D 2018 release.
We get hundreds of problematic files that come through our tech support center and a ton of emails from clients complaining about slow files and other strange issues. Here are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your files running clean and fast.
You may already know that CTB and STBs are types of plot styles. But what you may not know is that each drawing created is either CTB-based or STB-based—you can’t have a drawing that is both. In this video, I took a quick look at the difference between them.
The 2017 products are out and that means it is time to start doing new installs and creating images. Learn more about updating your License Manager tools with Philip Charlson.
Are you running network/multi-user licenses? Do you have an options file (adskflex.opt) configured on your server? If the answer is “no”, or “I’m not sure”, then you need to take a serious look at options files.
Creating a Transmittal Setup is an easy way to easily and quickly package your AutoCAD drawings to meet the specifications required by different clients. Learn how to set up your first Transmittal as I walk through the options with you.
In their “AutoCAD 2018 New Features” Skype chat, CADLearning’s Senior Content Manager David Cohn, and U.S. CAD’s Senior Technical Specialist KaDe King, shared their favorite new updates to the AutoCAD 2018 release.
Who is in charge of managing the Autodesk licensing in your organization? It may be your Contract Manager, the IT department, a Software Coordinator, or all of the above. If you’re part of the team responsible for managing the licensing, it’s important to fully understand all the ins and outs of Autodesk’s licensing models and software offerings. However, the management of your software assets and licenses is not easy: from co-terms to activation to usage rights, it can get confusing for even the most experienced Contract Manager.
Annotation scaling in AutoCAD allows you to plot annotation at the same height or size regardless of the viewport zoom scale. In this webinar, I give an overview on annotation scaling and looked at the actual tools for annotation commands and how it can reduce the time spent in annotating drawings.
In this video, catch a sneak peek from the upcoming Nov. 7th Infrastructure Tuesday webinar to see how KaDe King, one of U.S. CAD’s AutoCAD experts, sets up dimensions as annotative objects in a simple AutoCAD drawing.
I love to help companies optimize their licensing structure, and the recent announcement of “One AutoCAD” (aka AutoCAD with Specialized Toolsets) is a great opportunity for teams that have network licenses. Here’s why.