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How to Transfer Ownership of Autodesk Licenses or Subscriptions (TOLS)

An Autodesk Transfer of License or Subscription (TOLS) is either:

  • A transfer of a perpetual license or subscription from one person or company to another person or company, or
  • A transfer of a perpetual license or subscription from one country to another country for use in that other country.

Review the guidelines below to confirm if your circumstances qualify for a transfer and then follow the steps in this blog if you want to transfer an Autodesk product or subscription to:

  • A subsidiary
  • Another country
  • Another company
  • As a donation

Contract Information to Gather Before You Complete the Transfer Request

Be sure to have the following information ready to include in the Transfer of License and Subscription Application:

  • All active, registered serial numbers for transfer, including number of seats for transfer and product names
  • Transferor and Transferee company names and addresses
  • Transferee’s Contract Manager (primary contact) name and email address
  • Transferee’s Reseller name, country, and email address
  • Transferor and Transferee signatory names, titles, and email addresses.

It is important to enter correct email addresses for both the Transferor and Transferee, as Autodesk will communicate solely through email if there are any issues. And, if approved, Autodesk will email both Transferor and Transferee for their electronic signatures to complete the TOLS process.

To Make a TOLS Request

  1. Gather your license or subscription information and complete the Transfer of License and Subscription application.
  2. You have the option to either enlist Microsol Resources to facilitate the TOLS process with Autodesk, or submit it yourself.  If you would like our assistance please complete the Transfer of License and Subscription application and then email the completed TOLS application to either your Account Executive or sales@microsolresources.com. If you prefer to submit your application yourself, complete the TOLS application and upload it through the Autodesk customer assistance web form through the link provided. Once submitted, you will receive an email with your case number. Autodesk will review your application and contact you within 2 business days if additional information is needed.
  3. If approved, the Transferor and Transferee will receive an email request with instructions for electronic signatures. Signatures must be returned within 14 days or the application will be withdrawn.

Once the Transfer of License and Subscription application is approved, the Transferor/original owner of the software license(s) should provide the Transferee/recipient of the license with all pertinent physical media if applicable.  Autodesk is under no obligation to provide additional or replacement media to either the Transferor or the Transferee for the software being assigned.

Guidelines for Transferring an Autodesk Product or Subscription

The transfer of Autodesk products or subscriptions involves the transfer from one individual or company to another individual or company, or from one country to another country.

The Autodesk License and Services Agreement governing use of Autodesk software generally prohibits transferring ownership without the prior written consent of Autodesk. However, in a very limited number of circumstances, Autodesk will allow the transfer of products or subscriptions between parties or locations. These circumstances include, for example:

  • The merger of two or more companies
  • The divestiture or acquisition of a company by another company
  • Transfers between subsidiaries of a single company
  • Dissolution of a partnership​
  • Privatization of a government entity
  • Transfer from private entity to US Government Organization
  • Donations to a non-profit organization
  • Transfer to another country – In most cases the licenses and subscriptions must be registered for at least 12 months to transfer to another country.

If you are still having trouble with your TOLS request, please contact us at info@microsolresources.com or call 888-768-7568.

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ReCap vs. ReCap Pro

With Autodesk ReCap software you are able to create accurate 3D models with reality capture using laser scanning. This software, which lets you convert reality into a 3D model or 2D drawing, actually comes in two flavors: ReCap and ReCap Pro. This blog post is here to explain the differences between the two.

To access ReCap, you can start a free 30-day trial. Once those 30 days are up, you will have the option to subscribe to ReCap Pro or continue using the free features of ReCap. Check out the comparison matrix below to review the different features!

To learn more about each product, head to our ReCap or ReCap Pro product pages or contacts us directly at info@microsolresources.com.

Products ReCap ReCap Pro
At a glance Basic viewing and editing of reality capture data Automated registration, stitching, and cleanup of scans

Access to UAV features

 

Features
Laser Scan Features
Import scans in various formats
Real Views (panoramic visualization)
Point cloud viewing, editing and cleaning
Automatic registration  
Accuracy reports & survey control  
Target-based registration refinement and registration rollback  
Photorealistic data visualization
Alignment of laser point clouds with photo-based point clouds
Real View States
Video tool  
Advanced measurement tools  
Markup and Tagging  
Search and Sync
Access to cleanup service (with 3.0)  
Access to scan-to-mesh service (with 3.0)  
Batch project creation from input files  
Export in various formats (RCP/RCS, E57, PTS, PCG)
UAV Features
Import photos in any rectilinear format  
Import GoPro images (Hero 3+ and Hero 4 Black Editions)  
Support GPS tags in EXIFs to automatically scale and geolocate the scene  
Import Ground Control Points in X, Y, Z, ECEF & LLA – WGS84 formats  
Automatic photo-to-mesh in RCM, OBJ, FBX formats  
Automatic photo-to-orthoview and depth map  
Automatic photo-point cloud in RCP/RCS format  
Add images and manual stitch  
Web preview of the computed 3D mesh  
Possibility to run multiple projects in parallel  
Sharing and Collaboration
ReCap 360 dashboard & A360 cloud storage, sharing and collaboration tools
Mark up, sync, and search laser scans in A360  

 

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Autodesk Licensing Options: Single-User (Stand-alone) vs. Multi-User (Network)

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using the products easier for you. When you purchase your Autodesk software, you’re given two main types of licensing options: stand-alone or network.

SINGLE USER/STAND-ALONE LICENSES

Stand-alone licenses are ideal for individuals or small offices that require only a few people to access and use Autodesk products. They do not require network connectivity to run and usually cost less than network licenses.

A stand-alone license with single-user access supports one or more Autodesk products for an individual user and computer. Single-user access is ideal for individuals or small offices requiring one or more stand-alone licenses of software assigned to specific user(s) or device(s). For most Autodesk products, a copy can be installed on a second computer for “non-concurrent usage;” meaning that the two copies cannot run at the same time (i.e. you can use your Autodesk products on your work computer, as well as your personal computer when out of the office).

Purchasing multiple-seats of a stand-alone license supports a specific number of users, allowing you to install, register, and activate one or more Autodesk products on several computers using a single serial number.

MULTI-USER/NETWORK LICENSES

Network licenses are ideal for larger organizations that require many individuals to access and use Autodesk software from multiple locations. Multi-user access allows more than one person to share software licenses.

A network license supports the use of Autodesk products up to a maximum number of users or “seats”, who are connected to a server network. The products can be installed on as many computers as desired; however, at any one time, can only run on the maximum number of computers for which licenses have been purchased. Because you can install the products on more systems than the number of licenses purchased, you get true floating licenses across your entire organization.

A software utility called the Network License Manager (NLM) issues licenses to users, up to the number of seats purchased. If all network licenses are in use, no more computers can run the Autodesk product until a license is returned to the NLM. The NLM is supported by the three possible server models. When purchasing a network license, you specify the server model which best suits your needs. Your three options are:

  • Single license server model – The most basic of the three options, the NLM is installed on only one server, so all license management and activity is restricted to one single location. A single license file represents the total number of licenses available on the server.
  • Distributed license server model – Licenses are divided across more than one server, each containing a unique license file representing a portion of your total number of licenses. The NLM is installed on each server so all license activity and management is distributed among the number of servers that best suits your needs. Servers do not need to exist on the same subnet and, if one fails, the licenses on the remaining servers are still available.
  • Redundant license server model – All licenses are configured on three different servers. Each server contains the same license file so all of your software licenses are available on each server. The NLM is installed on each server and can monitor and issue licenses as long as at least two of your three servers are functional. All three servers must be located on the same subnet and have consistent network communications (slow, erratic, or dial-up connections are not supported).

Feel free to reach out to us at Microsol Resources if you’re still confused about the difference between your different Autodesk licensing options!

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