Technology Trends for Design and Construction Recorded Session

Microsol Resources recently invited McGraw Hill Construction to reveal their latest findings on the advancing scope and impact of technologies and processes that are transforming the design and construction industry. Steve Jones, Senior Director of McGraw Hill Construction, and author of McGraw-Hill’s SmartMarket Reports, provided highlights from his recent studies including:

  • BIM in 10 Major Global Markets
  • Information Mobility
  • Lean Design & Construction Processes
  • The Global Growth of Sustainable Design and Construction

Watch the recorded webinar to learn more about Steve Jones & McGraw Hill Construction’s latest technology solutions and trends:

Cascading and Distributed License Servers for Autodesk Products

As you may know, LMTOOLS instances on a server are not aware of, and do not communicate with, other servers running LMTOOLS. In a distributed license server environment, the client computer will query servers in the order specified in the ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment variable, in the registry entries and the LICENSE.LIC file (in that order).

Therefore, we might assume when a client requests a license, it will query the first server in its list and look for an available license. If it doesn’t find one there, it checks the second server for an available license, and so forth.

It turns out that this is not the case. Instead, the cascading sequence has priority, regardless of which server the client computer is told to look for first. Read more of this post

LMTOOLS and IPv6 Implementations

We recently noticed that LMTOOLS 11.12 can be sensitive to the IP implementation on the host.  If the host is running IPv6, and you have only installed the IPv4 version of LMTOOLS, the server will not give out licenses.

To determine the IP implementation of the host, open up a command line (CMD.EXE or PowerShell), and run the IPCONFIG command. See screen shot below:
IPv4 - IPv6
If your host has multiple NICs, make sure to check each network connection for IPv6.

Read more of this post

How to Change License Type from Standalone to Network in AutoCAD 2015

Follow the 5 steps below in order to change license type from Standalone to Network in AutoCAD 2015:

  1. Open you system registry editor (Start > Search > type regedit and hit Enter)
  2. Locate the key below and change Type value to 1
  3. Create client license file, LICPATH.lic file, in Notepad.
    i.e. SERVER yourServerNemeHere 0000000
  4. Place LICPATH.lic file in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015\ folderNote: Please make sure that your LICPATH.lic file doesn’t have hidden .txt extension.
    Tip: Show Hide file name extensions
  5. Start AutoACAD 2015

Still confused? Call our support team at 888-768-7568 with your questions.


Educational Plot Stamp Removal Issues

So you’re experiencing the following issue; when plotting a drawing from AutoCAD that was created in, or that contains drawing data that was created in, an Educational (Student and Faculty) version of AutoCAD or an AutoCAD-based program, the following plot stamp or watermark appears in the final output:

For Educational Use Only



This may also occur when using blocks or other components of drawings that have been created or modified in an Educational version, including layers, blocks, layouts, etc.
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Autodesk Network License Manager (NLM) – FAQs

Recently we have been receiving various inquiries about network licenses not working. We put this blog together to help solve some of these common issues.

FlexLM for 2015 Products:

To start, please update your Network License Manager (NLM) to version 11.12, included with 2015 versions of Autodesk software. NLM version 11.12 is required to successfully activate 2015 Autodesk software on a network. In order to install the latest version, see the following links:

-           How to Install the Network License Manager
-           Latest version of the Autodesk Network License Manager

FYI – The new license file covers all supported products under subscription, so it will not be necessary to maintain an old license server.  E.g. the new file will give out licenses for 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 versions.  Read more of this post

Autodesk 2015 Product Keys

Product keys are required for installation of Autodesk products and are used to differentiate products that are both sold independently and as part of a product suite. With the recent release of Autodesk 2015 products, we bring you a new list of products keys. Read more of this post


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