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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. Autocad Licensing

    I have two questions - I have procured AutoCAD Mechanical 2015: 1. Will the installation show both AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical in the PCs Add - Remove program ? 2. Am I licensed to use both...

    Started by sheshu‎, 12th Jul 2016 09:56 am
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    autocad, licensing
    • Replies: 10
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    5th Oct 2016 04:30 pm Go to last post
  2. Exporting Setting

    I am on 2015 LT and have solid settings. I have someone who would like the same settings and is setting up on 2017 LT. Sadly we cannot move 2015 settings to 2017 settings. Can we put the 2015...

    Started by tennis4you‎, 8th Aug 2016 02:53 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Aug 2016 03:22 pm Go to last post
  3. Unable to open file ...

    What are some of the things I should be checking? I am running 2016 and I get the following message: "Drawing file is not valid" Not sure what version the drawing was created in, but am I right in...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 20th Jul 2016 11:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Jul 2016 11:55 pm Go to last post
  4. CMS intelliCAD good or bad?

    personally, i haven't used autocad for a long time. currently, my friend asked me to recommend one good autocad alternative to him. i think most of the alternative softwares are using the same...

    Started by Dicksham‎, 26th Mar 2009 01:31 pm
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    19th Apr 2016 11:39 am Go to last post
  5. Additional Payment Required for Physical Media for AutoCAD 2017

    I am gobsmacked that Autodesk have the cheek to require customers to pay a sum on top of the subscription fee for obtaining an update in their software. Subscription licenses are costing...

    Started by JGA‎, 22nd Mar 2016 10:35 am
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    autocad, media, subscription
    • Replies: 15
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    23rd Mar 2016 03:40 am Go to last post
  6. Newbie Help Please - Install 2005 Autodesk (Last Used in 2008) on New Computer

    1st, I am far from technically savvy so please forgive that from the start! I'm trying to help my husband (also T-challenged). He had an architectural mill work company that closed it's doors in...

    Started by skilled4u‎, 21st Feb 2016 04:53 pm
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    24th Feb 2016 05:42 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Work and home computer via EULA with new Desktop Subscriptions?

    Does anybody know about installing on work and home computers with the Desktop Subscriptions? I knew this was an option in the EULA with the perpetual licensing (the licensing that's been around...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 17th Nov 2015 11:15 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 04:17 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD User Documentation File

    Hi, Can anyone tell me where can i find the User Documentation file for AutoCAD LT 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2016 versions? The legal team of our company is asking for this file To be used as their...

    Started by lord_rick‎, 1st Oct 2015 07:26 pm
    license parameters, section 2.2, usee documentation
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Oct 2015 09:52 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD Installing AutoCAD 2016 trial version

    I have been attempting to download the trial version of AutoCAD from their website and it has been on the 'Downloading...' and 'Initializing' screen for over 20 hours. Using speedtest.net showed my...

    Started by Qular‎, 14th Aug 2015 06:18 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Aug 2015 07:16 pm Go to last post
  10. autocad 500 users price

    Network licenses in a company, Can anyone tell me the price? Thanks a lot

    Started by mechaniker‎, 20th May 2015 03:53 am
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  11. exending trial or reinstalling after wiping from registry

    Hi All I am unemployed at the moment, but trying to keep up practice by redoing old 3D drawings as practice. i downloaded and installed the 2016 AutoCAD free trial however that has just run out....

    Started by mvrcad‎, 2nd May 2015 05:45 am
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    5th May 2015 06:10 am Go to last post
  12. Embarrassed Transfer

    OK: I am moving my 2006 AutoCAD (full version) to a new computer.. I'm keeping my 2006 version, so this is not an upgrade situation.. Is there any step by step instructions on how to move your...

    Started by olecarman‎, 27th Apr 2015 06:02 pm
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    29th Apr 2015 04:05 am Go to last post
  13. Autocad dongles

    which cad version started the annual/dongle fee noise. 2006? 2007? want the version without dongle/annual fee.

    Started by CADDYNAMIX‎, 31st Mar 2015 07:58 pm
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  14. Transferring License

    Anybody here familiar or had an experience with transferring license from 1 pc to another, because i wanted to re-image (format) the old PC then transfer the license to the new pc. T.I.A. from...

    Started by ttray33y‎, 22nd Jan 2015 07:58 am
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    22nd Jan 2015 03:25 pm Go to last post
  15. Autocad Release 13 C3 Reinstallation

    I am a support tech trying to assist a client who has a son-in-law that is paralyzed from the neck down. This client has designed and built exercise equipment for his son-in-law with AutoCAD Release...

    Started by fjmuscar‎, 27th Nov 2014 07:02 am
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    3rd Dec 2014 02:48 pm Go to last post
  16. Autodesk removing perpetual licenses, maintenance subscriptions

    So Autodesk confirmed in their Oct 1 Investors Meeting that perpetual licenses are going away in the next 12 to 24 months. They will start with LT and move from there. I don't think there are any...

    Started by rkent‎, 21st Nov 2014 10:52 pm
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    25th Nov 2014 03:21 pm Go to last post
  17. 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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    19th Nov 2014 03:22 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
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    27th Aug 2014 06:32 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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