How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance

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How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance

Introduction

A customer approached us and asked how they can check their network to see if they are license compliant with regards to Autodesk product usage.

Investigation

I had a look the internet and found that the Autodesk Inventory Advisor was a tool that some people used. However, I could not find a download link or more information on the Autodesk site.

How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance - 1 Redundant AIA

Another tool that people suggested was the use of 3rd party inventory scanners like Belarc Advisor. Please just look at the license agreement for the software:  https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor

Autodesk Solution

After asking Autodesk via creating a support case they suggested that I use the following tool called ScanWin to check the network and create a report. This tool is downloaded from: https://customer-compliance.autodesk.com

To test I logged in and followed the steps and downloaded the app.

How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance - 2 Download link

I then Installed and run the app. Selecting the Scan tab on the top and localhost as device it scanned my PC. You can also scan the Windows Active Directory and a range of IP addresses for example.

How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance - 3 Scan

After a couple of seconds, the scan completed and I clicked on the View tab at the top. It showed all the installed Autodesk products.

How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance - 4 Results

You can also export the info to an excel file that shows all the information and that makes it easier to search for specific information.

How to evaluate your own network for Autodesk license compliance - 5 Export to Excel

Conclusion

Using this tool allow you to very quickly see which software has been installed on your PCs or network and it will help you to asses and check if you are compliant with regards to the licenses you subscribe to.

If you need any further training or have any question wrt the topic, please reach out to us at: https://www.mgfx.co.za/contact

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