Educators

Autodesk Education Suite Licensing

1.1.1 Education Suite Volume Seat Packages

The Autodesk Education Suites are sold in value-priced packages that include multiple seats of each suite aligned with any size education institution from a single small classroom to the largest institution.

Each education suite can be purchased in the following volume packs.

AMER GEOEMIA GEO APAC GEO
Not available10 seat pack10 seat pack
25 seat pack25 seat pack25 seat pack
125 seat pack125 seat pack 125 seat pack
2000 seat pack500 seat pack 2000 seat pack

Each package includes exactly the number of seats as indicated in the pack. Education suites are not offered in single seats, only in the seat packs as listed. However, customers looking to add incremental single seats to a volume seat pack can do so at a fixed “add-seat” price.

While these seat package tiers are standardized worldwide, some suites may not be offered in every listed seat pack in certain regions.

1.1.2 Term and Perpetual Licensing Available

The Autodesk Education Suites are available with either 13-month term licensing or perpetual licensing.

Seat packs cannot be designated as mix of term or perpetual licenses. Customers wishing a mix of both term and perpetual licensing must purchase the appropriate size term seat pack and separate perpetual seat pack that meets their deployment needs.

Term suites will time out after 13-months from the date of activation and will require term renewal, re-installation, and activation in order to resume operation.

Some suites may not be offered in both term and perpetual versions in certain regions.

1.1.3 Support for Standalone and Network Licensing

Customers can deploy the suites using stand-alone or network licensing. This is the identical licensing system as is used for Autodesk commercial products.

Additional details can be found found here:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=3969608

Seat packs cannot be designated as mix of standalone and network licenses. Customers wishing a mix of both stand-alone and network licensing must purchase the appropriate size standalone license seat pack and a separate network license seat pack that meets their deployment needs.

1.1.3.1 Standalone Licensing of Education Suites
Standalone licensing activates the suite as a single activation for all the products in the suite and tied to the individual computers on which the suite is activated.

Example:
When a customer purchases a specific volume seat package, for instance a 25-seat package of the Autodesk® Education Suite for Civil & Structural Engineering, the customer can install all applications, one application or any combination of the applications in the suite on a maximum of 25 unique computers. As soon as one application is installed and activated, the number of available activations is decremented. In this example, this means that customers can activate 25 seats of AutoCAD® software on 25 computers and can also install and use Autodesk® Inventor® software on those same computers. However, the customer cannot then install and activate Inventor on 25 other computers. Once all 25 seat activations are used on 25 computers, the customer will not be able to activate the suite or any of the suite components on any additional computers without purchasing additional seat licenses.

1.1.3.2 Network Licensing
Network licensing allows customer to install all applications, one application, or any combination of the applications in the suite on as many computers as desired, but the customers can only operate up to the purchased number of seats concurrently.

Network licensing requires the customer to independently purchase and operate Autodesk network licensing server software and have all computers connected to a network that can access this server.

Example:
When a customer purchases a specific volume seat package, for instance a 25-seat package of the Autodesk Education Suite for Civil & Structural Engineering, the customer can install all applications, one application, or any combination of the applications in the suite on an unlimited number of computers. As soon as one application launched, it will request a license from the network licensing server and if there are available licenses (up to 25 concurrent users), that user will receive a license and the number of available licenses is decremented. In this example, this means that customers can simultaneously operate 25 seats of AutoCAD on 25 computers. Or the customer could operate 12 seats of AutoCAD and 13 seats of Inventor concurrently. The customer cannot run any more than 25 concurrent computers with any application in the suite. Once all 25 seats have received licenses from the server, the customer will not be able to run any other application until a current user exits the application and returns a license to the network server pool.

1.1.3.3 Supports 3 Types of Network Licensing
Customers can deploy using one of the following three types of network licensing:

  • Single network licensing server
    The single license server provides one central license server that allocates licenses throughout the network. This configuration requires a reliable, low-latency network connection to maintain the link between the client and server.

  • Distributed network licensing servers
    The distributed license server configuration allows a computer to work through a list of network license servers to obtain a network license. Each workstation stores the location of some or all of the available network license servers. This configuration allows for communication over wide-area networks and offers protection against network failures.

  • Redundant network licensing servers
    The redundant license server configuration provides protection against network failure by sharing a single pool of network licenses among three servers, which must be in constant communication across a high-availability, low-latency network.