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Cascading Licenses for Collections and Suites

Many firms with multi-user (network) licenses are accustomed to the cascading behavior with the Autodesk Suites. However, the new Collections behave differently, with some important consequences in many environments. In this post, we will review the changes, as well as strategies to manage these changes to best suit your firm’s needs.

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Launching Revit Architecture 2016 Results in License Error 0.0.0 After Upgrading License File

If you have recently updated or are planning to update your licenses of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, or Revit MEP there’s something you will want to be aware of. As of the 2017 release, the individual versions of Autodesk Revit (Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and Revit MEP) will no longer be available. As such, users who previously owned these versions of Revit will automatically have been upgraded to Revit 2017 if they maintained an active maintenance subscription plan.

Because of this automatic upgrade, network license users who previously had a license file for an eligible version of either Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, or Revit MEP who decide to obtain a new license for Revit 2017 will run into some difficulties.

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Tip for Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac and Autodesk AutoCAD LT for Mac cross-platform licensing

Over here at Microsol Resources, we field this inquiry often. We researched and can confirm that if you have a 2012 (or later) version of Autodesk AutoCAD or Autodesk AutoCAD LT software*, but have a preference or requirement for the MAC platform, you are able to run the software as a MAC without having to submit a request or require any processing time. Read on to learn how:


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