It’s that time of year again… upgrading to the newest Autodesk version. Most of Autodesk’s 2017 products have been released for several weeks now. Weeks on from their release, and with general updates & hotfixes out, many users are choosing to update their Autodesk software.
If you are using the multi-user model (network license model), you also have to update your Autodesk Network License Manager (LM Tools). Many folks don’t realize this necessity. In the past, you could simply replace the old license manager files with new ones (copy/paste). Please note, new to this year, you must uninstall the older version of the Autodesk Network License Manager, then install the newer version.
The newest Autodesk Network License Manager is version 18.104.22.168. Use the following link to download this version.
Of note, the Network License Manager will often install to a default location (C:\Autodesk\Autodesk Network License Manager). Feel free to move the Autodesk Network License Manager folder to any location. Also remember to update the links in the “Config Services” tab in the Network License Manager (LM Tools) and save the service. After the service is configured, please remember to stop the server, start the server, then reread the license file. These options are located in the “Start/Stop/Reread” tab.
For information on setting up the Autodesk Network License Manager, see the following link. If your Autodesk subscription is renewed through ECAD, feel free to call your local ECAD office (link at the bottom of this article).
Of course, in order for the Network License Manager to issue a license, you need an Autodesk network license file. Users can now generate their own license file. If you’re the Contract Manager, you can log into the Autodesk Accounts website and generate a license file. See the link below for instructions.
If you have any trouble generating a license file, feel free to call your local ECAD Office.