When you install "Autodesk InfraWorks 2014 R2" with an ultimate product key "785F1", three products will be installed:
As network, AIW 360 will try to pull a "AIW 360", a "IDSP" or a "BDSU" license.
You will not be able to use a "IDSU" license for "AIW 360".
You should use "Autodesk InfraWorks + Ultimate 2014 R2" which contains more feature then AIW 360.
With a standalone installation, InfraWork 360 will have to be activated at start with its own product key "927F1" and a Serial number matching one of the products previously mentioned (AIW 360, IDSP or BDSU) as Standalone.
Thank you to Nathan Moore for helping clarifying the situation.
So way back, when AutoCAD for Mac was first introduced, the product keys for the mac were different from Windows version of AutoCAD.
The great news is that starting in 2014, they are all the same!
AutoCAD for Mac 2011: 777C1
AutoCAD for Mac 2012: 777D1
AutoCAD for Mac 2013: 777E1
AutoCAD for Mac 2014: 001F1 or 777F1 *depends on what you have purchased!
AutoCAD 2011 [Windows]: 001C1
AutoCAD 2012 [Windows]: 001D1
AutoCAD 2013 [Windows]: 001E1
AutoCAD 2014 [Windows]: 001F1
AutoCAD 2013 LT for Mac: 827E1
AutoCAD 2014 LT for Mac: 057F1 or 827F1 *depends on what you have purchased!
AutoCAD 2013 LT [Windows]: 057E1
AutoCAD 2014 LT [Windows]: 057F1
This is now a bit aligned with all the Mac Compatible Products regardless of the operating system that it is installed on.
Thanks to Avto Chachava for sharing this tip with the community.
Epilogue [VERY IMPORTANT!]
If you have purchased AutoCAD 2014 on Windows, you can use the same product key for installing on Windows and Mac versions of the product. [Product Key: 001F1]
If you have purchased AutoCAD 2014 on Mac, you must use the product key for the mac version only [Product Key 777E1].
The backend database will be checking the version that you have bought and they must sync before an activation will take place.
For Educational sites that are using Standalone versions of the Autodesk Education Master 2014 or the Autodesk Design Academy 2014, if you install AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and you use the default Suite product keys [651F1 or 200F1], you will get this error when you launching it:
License status [1.1.0]
When you try to activate the software, you will get the following error message:
To help determine the nature of the problem, the error code is: 110.
To resolve this issue, you must use the standard product key [001F1 or 777F1] for AutoCAD 2014 for mac to install the software and then manually activate it.
At this time, we have alerted the Development Team of the issue.
Just a quick note that if plan to setup a license server for an Autodesk 2014 Product and the latest Esri ArcGIS on the same computer, you will need to download, install and configure the 32 bit version of the Autodesk Network License Manager [NLM] on the license server. The current versions of ESRI ArgGIS still uses a 32 bit NLM and it will not work with the 64 bit version of our NLM.
If you use a 32 bit NLM for Autodesk and Esri products, it will show up as 2 services in the lmtools.exe.
To setup a license server, please review this blog post:
This is a reference post way back in the 2011 and the solution still applies today.
Just an FYI, the licensing behavior when you are activating your standalone copy of an Autodesk Suite is: Activate one of the products in your Suite and it will auto-activate all the products in the Suite.
If you have a Standalone version of the Autodesk Factory Design Suite and you activate one of the products, i.e AutoCAD, it should activate all the other products in that Suite except for Autodesk® Factory Design Utilities.
You will need to manually request an activation code for that product [Autodesk® Factory Design Utilities] using the serial number and product key from the Factory Design Suite.
We recently received a case into Product Support. Basically after a hard drive and video card replacement, the software would not start up. When starting Maya 2014, there was an unexpected error and this was not a licensing (activation) issue.
We basically tried using procmon and we did fix some permission issues but the problem persisted. In the end, we even reformated the drive and re-installed Windows to no avail.
The solution was to disable WMI.
I want to thank Daniel Jay for sharing this tip with the community and the tenacious troubleshooting skills of Dell [Steven M.] Technical Support.
Thanks to Daniel Jay again for finding some additional reference data on the same issue but with 3DS Max.
At this time, if you use Autodesk products, I would hold off on upgrading to Windows 8.1. We are currently testing Windows 8.1 with all Autodesk products and we will be updating the following solution as we get more info:
Windows 8 Support for Autodesk products
We do have some updates for some products noted below:
Inventor Unexpectedly Exits on Startup on Windows 8.1
Model Documentation Hotfix for 64-bit Windows 8.1
This is another example of a 3rd party software causing a problem with AutoCAD. When the user launches AutoCAD 2012, there is a FATAL error:
Fatal Error. Unhandled Exception 0x006c Exception at de835debh Aborting.
The system was a laptop with a Quadro 2000M video card that was certified. In this case, the problem was caused by a Sabrent USB Display Adapter and the Sabrent USB Software Driver that is used to connect the computer to the monitor.
In this special scenario, they were trying to use 3 monitors on a laptop and the solution is to uninstall the Sabrent USB Software even if you don't have a 3rd monitor connected.
Thanks to Rakesh Hora for sharing this tip with the community.