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AutoCAD 2012: Point Product vs Suite

If you have AutoCAD 2012 and a Building Design Suite 2012 on your license server, it's best to install AutoCAD 2012 from the Building Design Suite Package to all of your workstations.    We had discussed this problem and solution in a previous post:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2011/08/autodesk-suites-building-design-suite-2012-doesnt-license-autocad-2012.html

Basically, AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD 2012 in the Building Design Suite are not exactly the same.  The one in the Building Suite is slightly newer because is has some upgraded licensing components that affects license cascading.

AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD Mechanical 2012

AutoCAD P&ID 2012
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012
Autodesk Design Suite Standard 2012
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Standard 2012
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Standard 2012
Autodesk Design Suite Premium 2012
AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2012
AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2012
AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2012
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2012
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Premium 2012
Autodesk Design Suite Ultimate 2012
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2012
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Ultimate 2012
Autodesk Design Academy 2012
Autodesk Building Design Suite for Education 2012
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite for Education 2012
Autodesk Product Design Suite for Education 2012
Autodesk Education Master Suite 2012

You can also refer to this Technical Solution for AutoCAD 2012:

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS17565918

I have included some screen captures of the splash screens of AutoCAD 2012 installed from these 2 different packages so that you can easily confirm what has been installed.

Acad-2012

 

Aca-2012-bds

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Jimmy Bergmark - JTB World

Is the _VERNUM value the same for the two?

David Lau

Yes. I am sorry for the delay but the _VERNUM is the same for both AutoCAD's.

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