Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Network Installation Guide

 Here's a video from Autodesk explaining how to install Network-based Products, like the AutoCAD 2011 Network version.

You will also find more videos for installing the Network License Manager and creating deployments.

Key Points:
-Admininstrator level is needed for installation of the software, not needed for running the software.
-To find your serial number and product key: Log into subscription center-contract administration

Friday, November 26, 2010

Controlling License Borrowing Time

Here's an Autodesk document on how to make and edit an options file. Included in this is how to control the maximum borrow time. I would recommend setting this to a day or less because of issues when returning borrowed licenses.

the following is from this Autodesk tech doc...

Creating the options file

Create a new text file named ADSKFLEX.OPT. It is strongly recommended that you only use a plain text editor, such as Notepad, for editing options files.
Place this file in the same directory as your Autodesk license file.
Perform a ReRead License File operation from the Start/Stop/ReRead tab in LMTOOLS.
Examine the debug log file to confirm that your options file changes have been implemented by the license manager.

Setting the borrow period

You can specify the maximum duration of time that a specific license can be borrowed for in hours. This value cannot be above the maximum borrow period specified by Autodesk in the product license file.
MAX_BORROW_HOURS [productfeature] [hours]
The following example limits license borrowing of AutoCAD 2006 licenses to 3 days:
MAX_BORROW_HOURS 48800ACD_2006_0F 72

Book of the day...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Autodesk 2011 Product Keys

 Thanks to Gregory Arkin for posting this...

2011 Product Keys
Product Key
License Description
237C1 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 English, International
240C1 Revit Architecture 2011 English, International
255C1 Revit Structure 2011 English, International
001C1 AutoCAD 2011 English, International
057C1 AutoCAD LT 2011 English, International
129C1 AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 English, International
240C1 Revit Architecture 2011 English, International
507C1 Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2011 English, International
235C1 AutoCAD MEP 2011 English, International
185C1 AutoCAD Architecture 2011 English, International
057C1 AutoCAD LT 2011 Multi-Lang 11
001C1 AutoCAD 2011 Multi-Lang AMER 1
129C1 AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 English, International
128C1 Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 English, International
661C1 Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 English, International
661C1 Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 English, International
660C1 Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 English, International
256C1 AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2011 English, International
241C1 AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2011 English, International
257C1 AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2011 English, International
593C1 Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 English, International
237C1 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 English, International

AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2011 Slow

Cursor performance issues in Windows 7 when hardware acceleration is off


2011: Performance issues caused by McAfee anti-virus software


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SAMReport Input and Output Files

SAMReport Lit V3.6 asks for Input and Output Files.

Add the following text to the adskflex.opt file:
REPORTLOG +"C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\report.rl"

Move the report.rl to that same folder.

Reread lic file in LMTools

Point SAMReport to that file by pressing the browse button in the SAMReport console .

Now for the output file in the SAMReport console :
You can type any location but you must end with a filename. ex: c:\test\ReportResults

Here are my references:


Friday, June 04, 2010

Template Change

Just to let you know that I've updated my template. Same old blog as usual.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

LMTools Ports Unblocked

Found this good info on the Autodesk discussion group....

"2080 and 27000-27009 needs to be unblocked.
Jimmy Bergmark"

"The technical reason behind this is that it's structured as two independent executables.The lmgrd by default takes one of the 2700X ports which lmtools and the application would communicate with.Then the traffic is relayed to the adskflex daemon which runs on 2080. However often it's not specified to a fixed port (Autodesk is an exception here) and therefore you can see this behavior of multiple ports in action and randomized port numbers.
Best regards,Henrik Goldman"