Blog Published: 25/08/2020

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Transition from Network / Multi-User licences to Autodesk ID licences | Part 1

Introduction and 2018-2019 licence reset

As of August 7th, Autodesk are offering customers on network maintenance plans or multi-user subscriptions the option, at first renewal after said date, to trade-in for two single-user subscriptions: https://www.excitech.co.uk/Campaign/Transition-to-Named-User

If you are unsure how this affects your software estate, or your renewal options please contact your Account Manager for further information.

Once you know how the changes affect your future software subscriptions you will no doubt be wondering how you will manage the transition from Multi-user to Autodesk ID, and how long you have to make the switch.

Over the coming weeks, I will be compiling a number of guides to help you transition. There are different methods for the different year versions as well as possible rule changes for your firewalls and proxy servers. Network licences will expire 30 days post contract end date.

If you currently have a mix of User ID and Multi-user licences then transitioning the Multi-user seats over should be straight forward as you will already be familiar with adding users to the Autodesk Contract Managers Account and assigning them a licence. Reset the licences of the network products and the users will be asked to sign in next time they use the product.

Reset licences for 2018 and 2019 products.

Method 1

Open an Autodesk product (e.g. AutoCAD) and from the help menu select product information, then manage licence.

Click on the ‘change licence type’ link. You will be asked if you wish to save your work before the application closes.

Open the application again and select User ID from the ‘Let’s Get Started’ screen and sign in.

Method 2

Open an Autodesk product (e.g. AutoCAD) and from the drop-down triangle next to your name in the top right select Manage Licence.

Click on the ‘change licence type’ link. You will be asked if you wish to save your work before the application closes.

Open the application again and select User ID from the ‘Let’s Get Started’ screen and sign in.

Method 3

Stop all Autodesk processes in task manager.

Go to these locations and remove the following:
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ADUT—Delete the ADUT folder.
  • C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet—Delete all files that start with adskflex.
  • C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\CLM\LGS\ folder delete your product specific folder <ProductKey_Version> if exists (e.g. 001K1_2019.0.0.F for AutoCAD 2019)
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Web Services— if it exists delete LoginState.xml.
Open the application again and select User ID from the ‘Let’s Get Started’ screen and sign in.

If you are using Method 3 you can delete multiple product specific folders to reset multiple product licences in one go.

Each application will need to be switched as the licence information is per application not per collection.

Please keep an eye out for our next articles on this subject over the coming weeks:

Part Two – Reset licenses for 2020 and 2021 products.
Part three – Moving users from the Classic User interface to the By User interface
Part four – Assigning users in the Contract managers account
Part Five – Whitelist/Access requirements for Autodesk ID Subscription Licenses
Part Six – Decommissioning the network license service on the server
Part Seven – Cleaning up your estate

For more infomration on Transitioning to Named User, please have a look at our webpage: https://www.excitech.co.uk/Campaign/Transition-to-Named-User or please contact us on 01992 807 444 or email marketing@excitech.co.uk
 

About the author

  • Andrew Langton

Andrew Langton

CAD Application Support Engineer

Andrew joined Excitech in 2018 as an Applications Engineer. He gained his HNC in Building Studies whilst working for a leading Architectural Practice in the midlands. For 15 years prior to joining Excitech, he was a CAD Manager/IT Support Technician working closely with the IT manager. This unique role and technical background enabled Andrew to balance the requirements of Information Systems, CAD Management, Architects and Technicians. His experience in Software Licensing, Compliance and Deployment Strategies in both Physical Workstation and Virtual Machine environments help him to support our partners through the decision making process.
 

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