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Information On Revit License Renewals

July 16, 2010

As many offices struggle in this economic downturn the issue of Revit License renewals comes around annually to affect our overhead.  Some may consider not renewing their subscriptions and as many of us know we have a perpetual license that will continue on past any subscription terminations leaving that Revit seat suspended in its version/build at the time it expired.  So you will not be without a working application.
What you may not know is Autodesk feels our pain and is allowing contracts that exceed their expiration date by up to 1 year to renew at the resellers renewal rate plus $100.00.  Go 1 year plus 1 day over that time period and the renewal jumps to $2,995 plus the resellers renewal rate to re-activate your subscription.  Of course as always you should confirm this with you local reseller.



Online License Transfer Process

July 12, 2010

License and registration, please.

Keep yourself legal by following these directions to transfer a Revit license. This is particularly useful when upgrading to a new computer or restructuring the license distribution in an office with multiple seats / licenses or when you need to transfer a license from the office to a home or mobile location.

Start the License Transfer Utility from the Programs>Autodesk>Autodesk Revit Architecture 20XX  found under the start button of the Windows desktop interface, lower left corner of the screen.

  1. Start the License Transfer Utility for the product license to be exported
  2. Log in to Autodesk
  3. Choose public or private export (default is private)
  4. License is exported to servers at Autodesk
  5. Move to a computer with the same installed product and serial number
  6. Start the License Transfer Utility to import
  7. Log in to Autodesk
  8. Previously exported license is automatically imported

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