How to Use an Autodesk License While Away from the Office
The Autodesk products you have purchased each fall into one of three categories, Named User Licenses (formerly known as Standalone), Network/Multi-User Licenses, and Home Use Licenses. Below is information on your options for each type of license.
Nothing special has to be done. The license will work no matter where you are. Single user licenses do need to connect to Autodesk cloud servers once every 30 days or they will stop working. The employee’s workstation will work from anywhere, if carried home (i.e. CAD capable laptop). If your workstation is not a laptop, technically, you can allow your employee use your serial number or account information to activate software on home computers. Only one instance of the software can be active at any given time, either at work or at home.
Obtain a HOME USE license. (which is just an expiring standalone license)
- Have your Autodesk Contract Manger request a home use license from here
- Use this solution to change the license type from multiuser/network to use a SERIAL NUMBER.
- The next time you start the Autodesk product, pick SERIAL NUMBER and enter the number given. Note the expire date.