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by Clint Brown

I have been doing some product installations this week at a customer, and they had installed all of their software as stand-alone 30 day trials, the problem we had was that the software should have been installed as Network licenced. In the past few releases of Inventor, this mean a re-install, but things have now changed, and you can hack the registry to change this to a networked version or vice-versa (see disclaimer below)

 

Inventor to standalone 

Modify the registry: HKLM \ Software \ Autodesk\Inventor\Registry Version 16.0\LicenseMode

Set its decimal value to 1 for Network, 2 for stand-alone

 

AutoCAD Electrical to standalone 

Modify the registry: HKLM \ Software \ Autodesk \ AutoCAD \ R18.2 \ ACAD-A007:409 \ AdLM

Change the value in: Type REG_DWORD Value 1 for Network, 2 for stand-alone

 

AutoCAD Mechanical to standalone 

Modify the registry: HKLM \ Software \ Autodesk \ AutoCAD \ R18.2 \ ACAD-A005:409 \ AdLM

Change the value in: Type REG_DWORD Value 1 for Network, 2 for stand-alone

 

 

Disclaimer

  • This method is a last resort, you should install your applications using the correct licencing type upfront
  • If you are not familiar with registry edits, do not attempt this, get an IT professional to advise and assist with this.
  • Always back up your registry before making changes
  • This feature has received minimal testing, so there is no guarantee that this will work properly on all flavors of Inventor and AutoCAD or that the registry key value will be preserved after the installation of a service pack or after running a repair.
  • Above solution does not apply to Multi-flex or eFlex installations.  Do NOT switch licenses when using either of these two licensing methods