How to combine license files for multiple Autodesk products
You want to manage network licenses for more than one Autodesk product with the Autodesk® Network License Manager.
Note: These instructions apply to all network versions of Autodesk products - not just AutoCAD.
To add additional product licenses to the Network License Manager, you must combine the separate licenses into one license file and configure a single service in LMTOOLS to use this combined license file.
To combine license files for Autodesk products into one license file, you must edit the existing license file and add lines from the new license file. Do not configure a separate service for the new Autodesk product.
To edit the existing license file, copy all of the lines from the additional product license file starting at the line beginning with PACKAGE.
The following is an example of how to add AutoCAD 2007 licenses to an existing AutoCAD 2006 license file:
Existing license file for AutoCAD 2006:
License file received for AutoCAD 2007:
Combined license file for AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD 2007:
Once the license files are combined, click ReRead License File on the LMTOOLS Start/Stop/Reread tab to make the changes effective. Sometimes it may be necessary to stop and restart the license manager before the new license file will be read.
A video tutorial that demonstrates this process can be found at the following solution:
Understanding and Managing Your Autodesk Licenses
- Newer Autodesk product licenses often require a newer version of FLEXnet®. See related solutions for details on upgrading the FLEXnet version for your newest Autodesk product.
- When adding additional licenses for the same Autodesk product to your license file, you must obtain a new license file for the total number of licenses with that feature code, not just the new ones. For example, do not combine two different AutoCAD® 2006 license files into one file. Obtain one new license file that contains the required total number of AutoCAD 2006 licenses.
- If the server has more than one network adapter installed, all of the Autodesk products must be bound to the same adapter.
- Always combine all increments included in all license files, including PLIST increments. FLEXnet will automatically determine which PLIST is the most current and use that increment accordingly. If you fail to include PLIST increments, certain Autodesk products may not be able to acquire a network license.