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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Charging for student licenses of AutoDesk software. Scam?

    This is a portion of an ad I saw running in craigslist.hartford this morning. The guy has some nerve charging a fee for something that is free. Comments anyone? Autodesk and AutoCAD...

    Started by ReMark‎, 21st Dec 2010 12:25 pm
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    16th Jun 2013 11:04 am Go to last post
  1. Smile Help a new engineer!

    Hi, I appeal to those experienced engineers who in the past have used the initial version AUTOCAD. If one of them does not require that version, I beg him to turn into Santa and help me to begin ...

    Started by Cosmin Cad‎, 16th Nov 2014 11:18 am
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  2. Network Licensing: Error [-15.570.0] A valid license could not be obtained (cad2014)

    I have been having an issue opening Autocad 2014 & Inventor when tried to open from home (not work network). Autocad was installed on network license. The License error showed as below: "Network...

    Started by Sengna‎, 19th Sep 2014 06:17 am
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    license error
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    27th Sep 2014 12:30 am Go to last post
  3. Exclamation AutoCAD 2013 will not run?

    Hi, Installed Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013, all work besides AutoCAD 2013 Click on the icon to run it and a window flashes up saying "Please wait while windows configures AutoCAD 2013...

    Started by Dormant‎, 27th Apr 2012 05:23 am
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    20th Sep 2014 10:01 am Go to last post
  4. autocad 2014 installation problems

    I was installing autocad 2014 when an error message pop up. It says insert disc 1. I have a disc already installed. am really confused

    Started by moneyweather‎, 22nd Aug 2014 10:19 am
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    1st Sep 2014 03:16 pm Go to last post
  5. Pay-as-you-go license

    We would like to buy two new licenses of AutoCAD LT. In Autodesk website, they are advertising the Pay-as-you-go license which seems to be a pretty good deal ($360 per year or $45 per month). What do...

    Started by amirib‎, 25th Aug 2014 09:25 pm
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    autocad lt, desktop subscription, pay as you go
    • Replies: 13
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    27th Aug 2014 06:32 pm Go to last post
  6. Check License Used to Produce Drawings

    We often receive CAD files from our customers for use in processing their orders. It has been suggested that some of these files may have been produced with unauthorized copies of AutoCAD. Not...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Aug 2014 03:08 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Aug 2014 07:23 am Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD 2014 on Terminal Server w/o CITRIX

    Greetings, Question is: Is there a way to run more than 2 instances of AutoCAD 2014 on a single Terminal Server (Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer)? And, yes, I know about EULA. I'm talking...

    Started by trioxy‎, 18th Aug 2014 07:41 am
    autocad, licesing, server, terminal
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    18th Aug 2014 07:41 am Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD LT License

    Just a quick question. I have a AutoCAD LT 2015 license which is installed on a laptop and it is activated. Now the laptop is faulty and need to be changed. My question is can the license be...

    Started by greythorne‎, 13th Aug 2014 02:54 am
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    13th Aug 2014 08:49 am Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Can not activate the AutoCAD 2012. Help needed.

    Hi, I have installed AutoCAD 2012 64bit on my laptop. When i try to activate it i get some failure notice which ends with fatal error. Please take a look at it and tell me what is wrong. My...

    Started by aparit‎, 9th Aug 2014 07:44 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Aug 2014 01:40 pm Go to last post
  10. Need advice on software upgrade

    I have been using auto ad 2009, full version for a long time. Now I want to upgrade it, but was thinking something. More then plain autocad. What do u people advice mainly for architectural and...

    Started by Dipali‎, 24th Apr 2014 07:26 pm
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    25th Jul 2014 04:55 pm Go to last post
  11. Acad 2000 with Windows 7

    Hi I have installed Acad2000 on my laptop running under Windows 7 familial premium. I didn't use the install set up since it is a 16 bits application, I just copy all the file to my folder. Acad...

    Started by mariobross55‎, 16th Mar 2010 01:55 am
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    14th Jul 2014 06:56 am Go to last post
  12. Need advice for buying Autodesk product (Autocad and Inventor)

    Hi! i am currently using autocad 2010 full and 2010 inventor at work? it has been very frustrating for me due to something missing when both softwares first being installed. (my autocad was missing...

    Started by Sengna‎, 18th Apr 2014 11:11 pm
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  13. Best version for this low-end hardware?

    Hi, I'm working with an Athlon II X2 240, 4gb DDR2 800, and integrated graphics ATI HD3200. Latest versions of ACAD runs a little choppy. Right now I have installed 2014 and 2007, the last one works...

    Started by terra90‎, 16th May 2014 04:26 pm
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    23rd May 2014 01:49 am Go to last post
  14. Can a trial version of AutoCAD be used by a company for viewing files (not producing)

    Can't find a definitive answer on the web. Basically we have all licensed CAD products in our office. However we have a new employee who is taking over from another employee very soon. Is it legal to...

    Started by Bass Cadet‎, 4th Mar 2014 09:49 pm
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    4th Mar 2014 11:10 pm Go to last post
  15. The end of upgrades

    Just received the following email from Autodesk: Dear Autodesk customer, From 1 February 2015 Autodesk will simplify the current upgrade pricing model, which may affect pricing and/or eligibility...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Feb 2014 04:32 pm
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    4th Mar 2014 01:24 am Go to last post
  16. Which software to use for occasional need of 3D modelling and rendering?

    Hi, I'm a construction engineer working with easy architectural design (45%), structural desgin (25%) and building permits for different projects (30%), for example renewal of the plumbing in 4-12...

    Started by CADUser_FIN‎, 17th Dec 2013 08:40 pm
    3d modelling, rendering, software for me
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    17th Dec 2013 09:09 pm Go to last post
  17. Really legal Acad 2009

    If I wanted to run Acad 2009 but no later, for 2D only, is there any legal way? Someone said purchase 2013 and you can 'cripple' it to 2009 - what other way? Is a genuine unregistered copy...

    Started by fostertom‎, 24th Nov 2013 01:52 pm
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    24th Nov 2013 07:34 pm Go to last post
  18. AutoDesk's new Rental plans, what do you think?

    I was considering upgrading to AutoCad LT 2014, and in the process I discovered that AutoDesk is now offering a Rental plan on their software licensing. As a sole proprietor freelancing sub...

    Started by Dana W‎, 24th Oct 2013 04:47 pm
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    25th Oct 2013 01:09 am Go to last post
  19. my autocad 2013 isn't working.... pls help ToT

    i installed it a 2 month ago, and it was fine and everything. i even used it but, after a while of not using it, it didn't work. it is running but, a box pops out saying "the security system is not...

    Started by wingheart‎, 22nd Sep 2013 06:39 am
    autocad 2013
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    22nd Sep 2013 08:58 am Go to last post
  20. Autocad 2007 registeration numbers box 17?

    I'm installing version 2007 on my desk top computer and type in all of my 16 numbers to register and after I do that a empty 17th box come up. What number goes in the 17th box

    Started by 1endmartin1‎, 1st Aug 2013 07:53 pm
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    2nd Aug 2013 11:12 am Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD 2014

    We just received the new CD for AutoCAD 2014, as per our annual subscription service. And it dawned on me I've never done an upgrade of AutoCAD before. So before I mess something up, I thought I'd...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Jun 2013 09:07 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Jul 2013 12:58 pm Go to last post
  22. Clarification on buying AutoCAD licenses

    Hello, I’m an IT consultant. My client/friend runs a small gardening business and asked me for help getting AutoCAD onto her computer. She’s taking design courses and wants AutoCAD to design...

    Started by alanlautocad‎, 10th Sep 2011 03:27 pm
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    24th Jun 2013 04:07 am Go to last post
  23. AutoCAD Educational Issues

    Hello, We have received backgrounds from a client that was drawn using aneducational version of AutoCAD, obviously we cannot use the drawing directly asit would have an educational stamp. I...

    Started by Mike_Taylor‎, 17th Jun 2013 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Jun 2013 01:11 am Go to last post
  24. Installation Issue - Product Design Suite 2014

    Okay folks, I have a doozy for you... I decided to install Product Design Suite 2014 on my computer as a free 30 day trial. My issue is this: My computer froze up pretty hard during the...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 2nd Jun 2013 07:35 pm
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    2nd Jun 2013 08:49 pm Go to last post
  25. Question How can I update a current license with a new one?

    I have 3ds Max Design 2013 installed at home using one of our home use licenses. These licenses are usually for a 12 month period, and they expire. I just sat down and opened up the application and...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 2nd Jun 2013 04:10 am
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Jun 2013 04:43 pm Go to last post

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