Network Licensing FAQ


Will installing Ideate Software for Revit as a network service interrupt the existing Autodesk licensing service?

No. A new service for the Ideate Software will be created and sit side-by-side with any existing FlexLM daemon. Any existing services, such as Autodesk's vendor daemon (adeskflex.exe), will not be interrupted by this process.

Can I open multiple year versions using the same license?

Opening multiple year versions of Ideate Software will consume multiple seats of network license (i.e. Ideate BIMLink 2018 & 2019 = 2 network seats consumed). This mirrors the behavior of network licensed Revit and Autodesk Suites.

Does Ideate Software support distributed and redundant server models?

Ideate Software supports a distributed license model, but does not support a redundant license model. If you are currently using a redundant server model for an existing license service, contact to discuss your options.

Does Ideate Software support IPv6?

The Ideate Software vendor daemon is available for use with both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.  Learn more about Configuring the Ideate License Service.

What’s the licensing software implemented within Ideate Software?

Ideate Software is utilizing FlexLM to manage network licensing. This is the same technology currently used by Autodesk Revit network licensing. 

Will it work in a virtualized environment?

The network licensing for Ideate Software has been designed and tested in many virtualized environments. Due to the variety of technologies available for virtualized environments we recommend contacting for assistance with validating your unique setup.

What if I need to go offsite or work from home with the software? 

License Borrowing was added in Version 2013.2 and is available in all subsequent releases. For users of Revit 2012 and Ideate Software 2012 we recommend a standalone license for any off-site use.

What are the system requirements for the server side? 

The system requirements for the server installation of Ideate Software mirror the FlexLM requirements with the exception that for Ideate Software we currently only support 64 bit Windows operating systems. If you do not have a server that meets these requirements, contact for more information.

Can I use the networked Ideate Software in conjunction with Autodesk standalone licenses?

Yes, you can use networked Ideate Software with Autodesk standalone licenses. Installation of the FlexLM program from either the Autodesk website or from your Revit installation media will be required prior to proceeding with the Ideate setup.

Which versions of Ideate Software are supported for network licensing?

Ideate Software network licensing is supported for Revit versions 2012 and newer. Ideate Software version 2013.2 is the earliest version that is designed to support license borrowing. Revit 2011 and earlier are supported for Ideate standalone only.

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