License Compliance

License Compliance

Staying within the terms of use of your license agreement should be something that you are actively checking and enforcing, in order to avoid any potential license compliance issues.

Top Reasons to Ensure Your Software is Compliant

Reduces business risk

Saves time and money

Guarantees access to technical support

Improves productivity

Maintains your reputation

Gives access to latest product updates

Meets your legal obligation

Most Common Compliance Issues

Over-Use of licences or Under Subscription

Single User Autodesk Licenses are named licenses, and therefore are to be used by a named individual and not a shared user account. If your usage is limited, you can unassign and reassign licenses as needed, but these assignments must be to individual named accounts for each user accessing the software.

Previous Version Rights Used For Additional Licenses

When you have an active subscription with Autodesk you are allowed to install and  access up to five versions back, and get support for up to three for the software covered in your active entitlement at the time of writing. Previous version rights are not additional licenses, and cover usage for the named user of the active subscription.

Not Uninstalling and Signing Out

If you drop your Subscription, you need to sign out from them, and ideally completely uninstall all software that you no longer have access to. This includes both current, and old versions of software as well as any home use applications or installations across multiple devices.

Mis-Use of Educational Subscriptions

If you work with Students who have their own education versions of Autodesk software, this must not be used in the commercial space. Any user who needs to use the application within your organisation must have access to their own commercial subscription.

Too Many Sign Ins and Concurrent Usage

An active Autodesk Subscription allows you to actively use and be signed up on 3 devices at any one time – however only a single device can be used concurrently. Old devices that are no longer needed, in use or re-purposed should be signed out of all Autodesk software to avoid complications.

Software Piracy

Software piracy is still the single highest reason for non-compliance. Non-Genuine software regularly contains malware and manipulations putting you, your work and your organisation at risk. Always purchase software from an accredited Autodesk Partner and if in doubt, please ask.