Autodesk provides two main types of licenses:
- A stand-alone license supports one or more Autodesk products for an individual user. This license type also has a multi-seat version that supports a specific number of users. The software can be installed on additional computers in your facility, but the number of concurrent users is limited.
- A network license supports a specific maximum number of users who are connected to a network. A software utility known as the Network License Manager (NLM) issues a license to each user who starts an Autodesk product, up to the number of licenses purchased. When a user closes all Autodesk products, typically the license is returned to the NLM, and is available to other users. However, NLM can be configured to allow a user to borrow a license and disconnect from the network until a specified return date. A borrowed license is only returned to NLM on the return date, or sooner if the user chooses to return it early.
Autodesk supports dynamic product usage and license behaviors. You can purchase a specific type of behavior with a specific license and change that license at a later date without having to uninstall and reinstall the Autodesk product.
License usage types
NoteAll license types are available as stand-alone and network except for the Student Portfolio license, which is available as stand-alone only.
A license for a product that was purchased commercially.
- Not for Resale
A license for a product that is not sold commercially.
- Educational (EDU)/Institution
A license designed specifically for educational institutions.
- Student Portfolio
A license for students who are using an Autodesk product as part of their curriculum.
A license that allows individuals to run a product or suite in trial mode for a specified time period, usually 30 days. The trial period starts the first time you launch the product, or one of the products in the suite. You can activate and register the license at any time, before or after the trial period expires.
Allows permanent use of an Autodesk product.
- Term Extendable
Allows access to an Autodesk product for a limited time. The term can be extended at any time.
- Term Non-Extendable
Allows access to an Autodesk product for a limited time. The term cannot be extended.
Applies to an activated stand-alone license.
Applies to a usage-based license. In this model, the user pays a fee that varies according to the amount of time that the product is actually used.