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Borrowing and Returning AutoDesk Network Licenses

Instructions on how to get and return AutoDesk Licenses

It is assumed that you already have AutoDesk installed on your computer with a network license. It is also assumed that you are connected to the campus network via ethernet cable.

 

Borrowing A License

Returning A License

 

Borrowing A License

 

  1. Open an AutoDesk Product.
    • Note:You need to only borrowing one AutoDesk license for all products installed in that suite year (such as Master Suite 2011, 2012, etc.
  2. In the upper right, click the down arrow next to the "?" and click "About".
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  3. Click the "Product Information" button in the upper right corner.
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  4. Select "Borrow License…".
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  5. Set the expiration date (maximum: 6 months), and click "Borrow License".
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  6. If the license borrowed successfully, you will receive a message similar to the one below:
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    • Note: When launching any AutoDesk application, you will receive the message below indicating you are using a borrowed license and the expiration date.  Once the application is open, you will receive a reminder bubble (below).  These are normal messages.
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Returning a License

Method 1:

  1. In the reminder bubble, click the ‘click here’ link.
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  2. Click ‘Yes’ to return the license.
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Method 2:

  1. In the upper right, click the down arrow next to the "?" and click "About".
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  2. Press the "Product Information" button in the upper right corner.
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  3. Select "Return License…".
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  4. If the license was returned successfully, you will receive the message below:
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If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Academic Computing Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or email helpdesk.edu.