FLEXnet® feature codes for Autodesk products – 2012

Autodesk did not yet publish the features codes for Autodesk products version 2012.

We have managed to get the code for some of the features:

85730ACD_2012_0F       AutoCAD 2012
85776MAP_2012_0F       AutoCAD Map 3D 2012
85731ARCHDESK_2012_0F  AutoCAD Architecture 2012
85792REVSU_2012_0F     AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2012
85791REVITS_2012_0F    AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2012
85793REVSYP_2012_0F    AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2012

We will welcome more codes for products that you may have access to.


FLEXnet® feature codes for Autodesk products – 2011

Autodesk published the codes for version 2011 of the software.

Autodesk features codes are important in order to relate the FLEXlm/FLEXnet FEATURE to the Autodesk software name.

For example:

Product Feature Code
AutoCAD 2011 85536ACD_2011_0F
AutoCAD Architecture 2011 85561ARCHDESK_2011_0F
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 85604CIV3D_2011_0F
AutoCAD ecscad 2011 85581ECSCAD_2011_0F
AutoCAD Electrical 2011 85538ACAD_E_2011_0F
AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2011 85650INVLTS_2011_0F
AutoCAD Inventor Professional Suite 2011 85567INVPRO_2011_0F
AutoCAD Inventor Routed Systems Suite 2011 85569INVPRORS_2011_0F
AutoCAD Inventor Simulation Suite 2011 85571INVPROSIM_2011_0F
AutoCAD Inventor Suite 2011 85573INVBUN_2011_0F
AutoCAD Inventor Tooling Suite 2011 85575INVMFG_2011_0F
AutoCAD LT 2011 85555ACDLT_2011_0F
AutoCAD LT Civil Suite 2011 85662ACDLTC_2011_0F
AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 85557MAP_2011_0F
AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 85545AMECH_PP_2011_0F
AutoCAD MEP 2011 85562BLDSYS_2011_0F
AutoCAD P&ID 2011 85603PNID_2011_0F
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2011 85602PLNT3D_2011_0F
AutoCAD Raster Design 2011 85683ARDES_2011_0F
AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2011 85623REVITS_2011_0F
AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2011 85624REVSYP_2011_0F
AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2011 85594REVSU_2011_0F
AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2011 85595STRDET_2011_0F
AutoCAD Visualization Suite 2011 85657ACDDS_2011_0F
Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 855013DSMAX_2011_0F
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 85503MAXDES_2011_0F
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 85617MXECS_2011_0F
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2011 85685MXECSP_2011_0F
Autodesk Algor Simulation 2011 85590ALGSIM_2011_0F
Autodesk Algor Simulation CFD 2011 85591ASCFD_2011_0F
Autodesk Algor Simulation MES 2011 85592ASMES_2011_0F
Autodesk Algor Simulation Professional 2011 85593ASPRO_2011_0F
Autodesk Alias Automotive 2011 84800AUTOST_2011_0F
Autodesk Alias Design 2011 85000DESNST_2011_0F
Autodesk Alias Sketch 2011 85615ALSK_2011_0F
Autodesk Alias Surface 2011 85200SURFST_2011_0F
Autodesk Animation Academy 2011 85618AAA_2011_0F
Autodesk Design Academy 2011 85625DES_ACA_2011_0F
Autodesk Design Suite Advanced 2011 85654DSADV_2011_0F
Autodesk Design Suite Premium 2011 85655DSPRM_2011_0F
Autodesk Design Suite Standard 2011 85653DSSTD_2011_0F
Autodesk DirectConnect JT 2011 85609DC_JT_2011_0F
Autodesk DirectConnect NX 2011 85611DC_UG_2011_0F
Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 85672ECOA_2011_0F
Autodesk Education Master Suite 2011 85626EMS_2011_0F
Autodesk Education Suite for Architecture and Engineering 2011 85627ESAE_2011_0F
Autodesk Education Suite for Civil and Structural Engineering 2011 85628ESCSE_2011_0F
Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation 2011 85619ESEC_2011_0F
Autodesk Education Suite for Industrial Design 2011 85629ESID_2011_0F
Autodesk Education Suite for Mechanical Engineering 2011 85630ESME_2011_0F
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Advanced 2011 85636FDSADV_2011_0F
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2011 85635FDSPRM_2011_0F
Autodesk GM CAD Convertors 2011 85663GMCADC_2011_0F
Autodesk Intent Professional 2011 85668INVAS_2011_0F
Autodesk Intent Runtime 2011 85670INVAR_2011_0F
Autodesk Intent Server 2011 85671INTSER_2011_0F
Autodesk Inventor 2011 85579INVNTOR_2011_0F
Autodesk Inventor Factory Advanced 2011 85632INVFAD_2011_0F
Autodesk Inventor Factory Premium 2011 85631INVFPR_2011_0F
Autodesk Inventor LT 2011 85649INVLT_2011_0F
Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011 85667INVPUB_2011_0F
Autodesk Inventor Runtime 2011 85648INVRT_2011_0F
Autodesk LandXplorer Studio Professional 2011 85583LDXSP_2011_0F
Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2011 85552MAPGE_2011_0F
Autodesk Maya 2011 85537MAYA_2011_0F
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 85620MYECS_2011_0F
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2011 85687MYECSP_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Advanced 2011 85637MFAA_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design 2011 85638MFAD_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Manufacturing 2011 85639MFAM_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow CAD Doctor 2011 85640MFCD_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Design Link for CATIA V5 2011 85641MFDLC_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Design Link for Parasolid 2011 85642MFDLP_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Design Link for Pro/ENGINEER 2011 85643MFDLPE_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Insight Advanced 2011 85644MFIA_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Insight Basic 2011 85645MFIB_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Insight Performance 2011 85646MFIP_2011_0F
Autodesk Moldflow Synergy 2011 85647MFS_2011_0F
Autodesk MotionBuilder 2011 85554MOBPRO_2011_0F
Autodesk Mudbox 2011 85580MBXPRO_2011_0F
Autodesk Navisworks Factory Advanced 2011 85634NWFAD_2011_0F
Autodesk Navisworks Factory Premium 2011 85633NWFPR_2011_0F
Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2011 85600NAVMAN_2011_0F
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2011 85601NAVSIM_2011_0F
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Advanced 2011 85658PDSADV_2011_0F
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Premium 2011 85659PDSPRM_2011_0F
Autodesk Productstream Professional 2011 72100PCPRO_2010_0F
Autodesk Productstream Professional Easy 2011 71900PCEASY_2010_0F
Autodesk Productstream Professional Office 2011 85550PCOFFI_2011_0F
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 85587REVIT_2011_0F
Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 85614RVTMPJ_2011_0F
Autodesk Revit MEP-B 2011 85541RVTMPB_2011_0F
Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 85543REVITST_2011_0F
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis 2011 85585RSA_2011_0F
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2011 85586RSAPRO_2011_0F
Autodesk Showcase 2011 85607SHOWCASE_2011_0F
Autodesk Showcase Professional 2011 85606SHOWPRO_2011_0F
Autodesk Smoke 2011 for Mac OS X 85693SMKMAC_2011_0P
Autodesk Softimage 2011 85563SFTIM_2011_0F
Autodesk Softimage Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 85621SIECS_2011_0F
Autodesk Topobase Client 2011 85559TOPOBSCLNT_2011_0F
Autodesk Topobase Web 2011 85560TOPOBSWEB_2011_0F
Autodesk Vault Collaboration 2011 85598VLTC_2011_0F
Autodesk Vault Professional 2011 85588VLTM_2011_0F
Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2011 85596VLTWG_2011_0F

Q&A guide for OpenLM (FAQ)

Managing autodesk network licenses using OpenLM Software


OpenLM Software provides management tools for FLEXlm licensed Autodesk licenses. Many sites that use Autodesk software are also using OpenLM software for managing the use of Network Licenses (ADLM) also called concurrent or floating licenses.

OpenLM is not only a management software, it actively helps CAD managers and system administrators to get more usage out of their existing pool of Autodesk Network licenses.

The software functionality

OpenLM provides the full set of management tools required by CAD managers and system administrators for managing Autodesk network licenses.

Some of the common tasks in license management are:

  • Managing the existing license inventory.
  • Checking existing active sessions.
  • Removing hang-up licenses and releasing idle sessions.
  • Collecting usage time for users, groups and projects.
  • Generating usage reports and charts.
  • Planning future purchase of licenses.
  • Helping users to get the licenses they need.

A good license management software will allow the user to perform this functionality. A very good software does more:

  • Provides a friendly interface that runs on any standard browser.
  • Allows a system administrator to save and close an Autodesk software remotely.
  • Allows the synchronization of users and groups information with Active Directory.
  • Support billing policy for groups or projects.
  • Allows the editing of FLEXlm option files using a graphical UI.
  • Automatically detects and closes idle licenses when licenses are needed.
  • Provides “License Availability Notifications” for users that were denied of licenses.
  • Empowers end users to help themselves and by that save administration hours.

Why is it important to close idle sessions of Autodesk software

Users tend to grab an Autodesk network license from the license pool, for example, Autodesk Autocad, Autodesk Revit or other licenses. They may use it for while and then use other applications or leave their workstation and go away.

OpenLM constantly monitors the license usage of the Autodesk network licenses. When the requirement for license is high OpenLM starts closing idle licenses in order to assure that every user will receive the license he needs.

From our experience, organizations can achieve 40% more usage out of their existing license pool using this functionality.

How can I get OpenLM for Autodesk software?

The fully functional software can be downloaded from OpenLM website.

Which Autodesk software is supported?

AutoCad, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD MAP 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Inventor, AutoCAD Navisworks, AutoCAD Revit and more.

OpenLM Version 1.6 – What is new in details

OpenLM Version 1.6 – What is new in details

Version 1.6 of OpenLM is a major release with overall improvements in many aspects of the software. This document provides an overview of the new and improved functionality of in OpenLM software.

Support for additional license managers

OpenLM now supports many more license managers:
FLEXlm (FLEXnet)
Sentinel RMS
Sentinel HASP

The support level for each license manager vary but the basic functionality is supported for all license managers.

Support for different sample intervals for each license server

System administrator can now add license managers with different license sampling interval. Sampling interval is set in seconds and provides more functionality in the system configuration.

Halting/Starting license servers

A Halt/Start button for license servers was added to the license servers screen. This ability allows system administrators to temporally halt a server sampling without removing the server from the server list.

System settings were moved to OpenLM DB

By moving the system settings into the database OpenLM allows system administrators to easily move the system from one server to another without losing the system settings. Moving or duplicating the system to another server now involves a configuration of the DB connection which is done by using the new DB configuration tool.

Exporting and Importing OpenLM Server configuration

OpenLM Server configuration tool also allows system managers to export OpenLM Server settings to XML file. The settings can also be easily imported into another installation of OpenLM.

This functionality allows system administrators to easily build and configure OpenLM Servers for testing.

Integrated authorization and role based security was added to OpenLM

A new extension to OpenLM Software now adds the following functionality:
Authorization –  Users logging into EasyAdmin need to provide a username and password.
Role based permissions – A specific set of permissions can be assigned to roles.

The new functionality allows organization to grant different access levels  to OpenLM EasyAdmin, according to the user role. For example, a dedicated role can be created to helpdesk users. Helpdesk users will be able to access limited functionality that will allow them to assist floating license users.

The new extension allows the creation of very granular set of permission for each role. The permission starts at the level of logging, tabs, and all the way to fields and buttons.

Access permissions can also be granted to specific license managers. This way, limited access can be granted to local system managers or to power users.

Compliance with the German privacy laws

OpenLM is now compatible with the German privacy laws. When set, OpenLM won’t save user names for sessions. Even when German privacy laws are set, the system is still able to collect usage information for Groups and Projects.

OpenLM Server Configuration form also allows system administrators to “Fix” this setting. After fixing this option a future change of this setting will not be possible from the server configuration form.

Support for usernames with spaces

OpenLM now supports usernames with spaces, for example: “Jack Smith”. This is not a common methodology to use spaces in usernames but it’s supported by Microsoft.

Note: This option works only when Active directory synchronization is enabled.

Managing FLEXlm Option files from EasyAdmin Interface

OpenLM now allows users to edit their FLEXlm option file interface directly from OpenLM EasyAdmin interface. This revolutionary functionality creates integration between OpenLM and Active Directory (LDAP). Users can synchronize groups of users with Active Directory, set the desired limits in EasyAdmin and save the changes to their FLEXlm option file. All this can be done without accessing the server and without editing a single line in the option file.

FLEXlm users that maintained OpenLM in the past know what a tedious task it is to maintain such a file. OpenLM now provides a menu driven interface that can save organizations expensive work hours and a better usage of the available options.

Support for multiple domain in OpenLM Active Directory integration.

OpenLM is now able to synchronize Users and Groups with multiple domains. This provides better support for international organizations and complex LDAP forests.

We have also added the ability to limit synchronized users to the ones that use licenses. This important for large organization that has many users listed in AD.

Another group synchronization method was added, “Fixed”. This method is very useful for organizations with large AD forests (International companies with subsidiaries, for example).

More effective Active Directory (LDAP) synchronization

The synchronization process between OpenLM and Active Directory (LDAP) is much more effective. It now supports huge domains that keeps a 6 digits number of objects.

Controlling the frequency of notification from OpenLM Server

OpenLM Server now allows system administrators to limit the number of alerts they get when new version of OpenLM are available.

The user can now select one of these options: Once, Twice or Weekly frequency.

An enhanced menu for the configuration of license manager tools

OpenLM now provides and enhanced and easy to use configuration menu for license managers tools and settings.

User, Groups and Project management functionality is now available in EasyAdmin

Until version 1.6 the management of Users, Groups and Projects was done by using OpenLM Users Management software. In version 1.6 we moved this functionality to OpenLM EasyAdmin.

EasyAdmin interface is faster and integrated with the main interface that OpenLM provides.

Many additional conditions were added to OpenLM Alerts

OpenLM Alert is an extension to OpenLM that was first  declared in version 1.5.4 of OpenLM. This module allows system administrators to define conditions and receive notification when these conditions are met.

For example, one can define a condition that checks if license usage rate is above a certain threshold. The notification can be written to OpenLM EasyAdmin Alerts window, email addresses, mobile phones by SMS or to the server event log.

Sending times of the alert can be limited by date and time using a sophisticated but friendly configuration tool.

The conditions available in version 1.6 of OpenLM Alerts:

  • Feature Threshold.
  • Duplicate license in use.
  • OpenLM Server Down.
  • Feature expiration.
  • License server is down.
  • Users without default group.
  • Users without default project.

EasyAdmin quick charts for license denials

Quick charts tool was added to license denial tab. It allows the user to immediately generate charts, using the license denial information. The module supports any of the columns and three types of charts: line, bar or column.

The ability to chart the the license usage information in EasyAdmin provides a valuable tool to understanding the license usage.

EasyAdmin interface to manage packages and products names

In older versions of OpenLM packages and products name were managed in XML files. End users were able to edit these files in order to add packages or new products. Version 1.6 of OpenLM features a new menu driven interface integrated into OpenLM EasyAdmin ->Control Panel tab.

Integration of detailed user information in EasyAdmin

OpenLM now integrates detailed user information. The first name and last name columns can be added to most tabs.

This image shows how these fields are integrated in EasyAdmin->License TAB

EasyAdmin users can also click the user name and get additional user information:

Better Performance and improvements in EasyAdmin

OpenLM EasyAdmin performance is highly improved compared to version 1.5.6. Performance improvements include: better date retrieval time, faster queries and more.

OpenLM Server performance improvement

OpenLM server has undergone through a major performance tuning process. New algorithms were implemented and every DB query was tuned. The result is a very significant improvement in EasyAdmin performance. Many more license servers can be monitored while lowering the load on the server.

OpenLM Broker – new interface. New possibilities

OpenLM Broker is component we recommend to install on each monitored server. In older versions its functionality was limited to reading the FLEXlm debug log files and to sending usage information to OpenLM Server.

In version 1.6 OpenLM Broker is closely integrated into OpenLM Server and provides a wide range of services to the system.

The system now supports the following functionality:

  1. All FLEXlm commands such as: Starting, Stopping, Rereading and more.
  2. Fully controlling the FLEXlm option file.
  3. Reading log files.
  4. Support for multiple license servers (IBM LUM, Sentinel HASP, Sentinel RMS, RLM and more)

OpenLM Broker is a Java software, and as such, it can run on any platform running a supported license manager (Windows, Linux, UNIX or MAC OS). Previous version also required .NET Framework for the installation stage. This version is fully implemented using Java, including the software installer.

The setup of the the new version is easier. It also features an automatic license recognition system that saves administration time.

A graphical redesign of the software

The software also features a new design and graphics. New 3D icons are integrated and the software forms look better.

OpenLM Agent – General improvements and a better license status Window

OpenLM License Usage Information window now supports sorting according to each of the grid columns. The information can be sorted by each of the column.

General improvement to OpenLM Agent: graphics, functionality and security compatibility with Windows UAC (User Account Control).

OpenLM Software is now digitally signed

All OpenLM software files are digitally signed by Comodo. This provides a better security when implementing OpenLM Software in organizations.

New EasyAdmin Window – Feature Usage Status

The new Feature Usage Status window allows system administrator to select a set of important features and monitor them. The new window provides a quick view for the selected features with links to charts for immediate charting.

OpenLM Timeout support for Autodesk Software

OpenLM for Autodesk now supports OpenLM timeout functionality for Autodesk software such as: AutoCad, AutoCAD Archiecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD MAP 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Inventor, AutoCAD Navisworks, AutoCAD Revit and more.

Previous versions of OpenLM provided this functionality to ESRI ArcGIS Desktop products such as ArcInfo, AecEditor and ArcView. The implementation of OpenLM timeout functionality in ESRI sites provided at least 40% more usage from same amount of licenses, a very significant saving.

This functionality is now available to organizations using Autodesk software.

ArcGIS Version 9.3 and Windows 7

Installing ESRI ArcGIS Version 9.3 on Windows 7 can be a frustrating task because of problem with the registry size limit.

We faced the problem after trying to install Autodesk Map 3D on a Windows 7 machine already running ArcGIS 9.3 and another with Microsoft Visual Studio and ArcGIS 9.3.

The Autodesk Autocad (With concurrent network license using FLEXlm) installation failed at the same point on both computers. Searching the Internet for this problem suggested that the problem is related to the registry size. A helpful thread that contains this information is located at http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp?c=93&f=1148&t=287391

The symptoms of a full registry are:

  • Software installations on the machine fails without a clear error message (In our case it was: “Micro​soft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Failed Installation aborted, Result=1603” when we tried to install Autocad Map 3D 2011)).
  • Windows components appears empty at the “Turn Windows on or off” window.

The weird fact is that the installation of ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 is adding the registry limit.
After running the installation of ESRI ArcGIS the registry key is added to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\RegistrySizeLimit with a limited value.

Our guess is that it was probably added to enlarge the defaults for older windows versions. As far as we know this key was removed in the new versions (see here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292726/)

The solution is (running as administrator):

  • Open the Windows 7 Registry using the command: regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control and locate the key: RegistrySizeLimit. Change its value to ffffffff (no limit) and then reboot the machine.
  • Run the command ” SFC /SCANNOW” on command line (with administrator rights)

This may solve many other Windows 7 problems as well.

Autocad for MAC!!!

Autodesk announce the release of Autocad 2011 for MAC. It runs natively on the OS X platform with a MAC style interface.

Check the announcement at Autodesk site.

This version does not yet supports network licensing (floating/concurrent licensing) such as the Windows version that uses FLEXlm (FLEXnet) floating licensing.

Another important point to consider is that this initial version of Autocad for MAC does not yet includes all the functionality included in the Windows version. I assume that will be solved very soon.

Is it another crack in the Microsoft dominance in the organizational market?