Inventor 2012: Hacking the registry to change the license from Standalone to Network
Maya 2015-2012: Editing the License.env to change the license from Standalone to Network

AutoCAD 2012: Hacking the registry to change the license from Standalone to Network

There was a registry hack in AutoCAD that allowed you to change an installation from Standalone to Network and it worked.  Then in AutoCAD 2010, it stopped working.

By popular demand, it is back but it is completely unsupported!  I am posting this because the Inventor team has posted something similar in regards to this issue.

AutoCAD Family 2011

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R18.1\ACAD-9001:409\AdLM

AutoCAD Family 2012

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R18.2\ACAD-900#:409\AdLM
 
In that directory change the type for the installation that you require to edit Type:
 
1 โ€“ Network
2 โ€“ Standalone
3 โ€“ Multiseat Standalone

Just extrapolate the values for AutoCAD 2012.  Please note that this Registry settings are very similiar for other products and may NOT work. i.e.Autodesk Simulation.

NOTE:  Always backup the Registry and/or make a note of the values!  It is easy to break the Registry but difficult to fix it.  Hack the Planet!

NOTE:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/04/autocad-family-2013-hacking-the-registry-to-change-the-license-from-standalone-to-network.html

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Mosen

This actually works. I just changed from standalone to network license for an autocad architecture and map3d client.Both worked fine without any need to reboot. Thanks,

AutoCAD 2011

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R18.1\ACAD-9001:409\AdLM

Changed 2 to 1 for the type, per instruction above.

David Lau

That is awesome! I am glad it worked.

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