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General Licensing: Product Keys

Product keys are necessary for the installation of an Autodesk product.  Here is a sampling of some of the Autodesk 2012 products:

  • 657D1 = Maya 2012
  • 128D1 = Max 2012 
  • 727D1 = MotionBuilder 2012
  • 498D1 = Mudbox 2012
  • 797D1 = Inventor Professional  2012
  • 240D1 = Revit Architecture 2012 
  • 001D1 = AutoCAD 2012
  • 057D1 = AutoCAD LT 2012

From this sampling, you can extrapolate the product keys for an Autodesk 2011 product.

  • 657C1 = Maya 2011
  • 128C1 = Max 2011
  • 727C1 = MotionBuilder 2011
  • 498C1 = Mudbox 2011
  • 797C1 = Inventor Professional  2011
  • 240C1 = Revit Architecture 2011
  • 001C1 = AutoCAD 2011
  • 057C1 = AutoCAD LT 2011

From this sampling, you can also extrapolate the product keys for a further release as well.

AutoCAD 2012 (full) on iPad? Yes, you can.

This is just a quick post to let you know that it is possible to run several Autodesk (full) programs on the iPad. It might not be practical to use all the available features on the device but it is certainly worth to try, as an alternative to Remote Desktop.
In order to test this you will need the following:

-       An iPad (yes)
-       A Citrix XenApp (6) server with Autodesk Application published
-       The Citrix Receiver for iPad

You can find the current Citrix Ready Autodesk Applications here
The Citrix Receiver for iPad is available free on the iTunes AppStore (search Citrix).

1.Autodesk, Citrix Receiver, iPad 

2.Autodesk, iPad, Citrix, Autodesk Citrix Ready, AutoCAD 

3.Autodesk, iPad, Citrix, AutoCAD, 3dmodeling, 2012 


4.iPad, Citrix, AutoCAD 2012, Render 


5.iPad, Citrix, AutoCAD, Render, Keyboard 


6. iPad, Citrix, AutoCAD Exchange, 2012 

Vault Server 2012 Installation Error

When installing Vault Server 2012 you might see this error appear in the ADMS System Check Report window.

Windows Package Manager

Operation failed with 0x8007000B

An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.


This can occur if IIS 7.0 is missing some necessary features.

The list of features needed can be found in the Advanced Configuration Guide. After making sure that all features are installed, Just re-run the Vault Server installation.


Autodesk Suites: Civil 3D 2012 & Infrastructure Suite 2012 Licensing

Understanding Civil 3D and Infrastructure Suite mixed license environment

You have a mixture of Civil 3D network licenses and Infrastructure Suite Premium or Ultimate network licenses and you are wondering which license AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 will pull first.

Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Network License Hotfix

This hotfix addresses a possible issue with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 pulling the incorrect license at launch.  This hotfix should be applied to all machines that have AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 installed, regardless of whether it was installed as part of a suite or as a point products (not part of a suite).

Thanks to Alison Gangler and the Civil Team for this tip.

For details on Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites, please check out this blog:

Matchmover 2012: Licensing it with 3DS Max, 3DS Max Design & Softimage

You have installed Matchmover or Composite that came with your 3ds Max or Softimage installation and there is a licensing error, please check out the following post:

For customers of 3dsMax Design and you installed it using the "Matchmover.msi" that you have downloaded from the Subsciption Center, you will need to add this environment variable value:

Value:     3dsMaxDesign

Thanks to Stephen Blair for this tip.

Mac: Using Standalone Maya | Composite - Fatal Error when connected to the network

Product support recieved a unique problem when running Composite on the Mac OS X.  The user had a Standalone version of Maya/Composite/Matchmover and only Maya was working as expected.

Matchmover had a licensing error and Composite would only start when it was not connected to the network.   The Matchmover problem was solved with this Maya Station post.

There was a Composite - Fatal Error when the the Mac was connected to the network.  The error message is below:


Composite was a bit more tricky to resolve.  We tried many options like editing the toxik.ini file and deleting the /var/tmp/toxik/mediacache & /var/tmp/toxik/logs folders.

To resolve this issue, you will need to delete the .hostname file in the following 2 locations:


/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/Autodesk Toxik 2012/mediacache/store/index/64/.hostname

I would like to thank Klas Jonsson and the reseller Creative Tools for this tip.