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Licensing for Autodesk

Learn about the various types of Autodesk® software licenses, and decide which is right for you and your organization. If you have already purchased a license, learn how to activate your license.

License Types

Most Autodesk products are offered with three licensing options:

  • Stand-alone
  • Multiseat stand-alone
  • Network

This table compares these options.

Type DescriptionFloating LicenseLicense BorrowingOnline License TransferUsage Tracking & ReportingDeployment Wizard
Stand-Alone One seat per serial number N N Y N N
Multiseat Stand-Alone Many seats per serial number N N Y N Y
Network Many seats per serial number Y Y N Y Y

Autodesk incorporates FlexNet® Publisher, a commercially developed licensing technology.