Ways to Work from Home with Autodesk Products

February 23, 2022 Heather Volk

Issue: Need/Want to work from home with Autodesk products

Causes: Sickness, Family Emergency, change of scenery, Avoiding Karen from accounting.

Solution: There are many solutions available! You just need the one most appropriate for you.

Network Multi-user licenses:

  1. Request a license to use software at home.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/account-management/users-software/home-use/request-home-use-license

OR

  1. “Borrowing a License” to work from home.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/network-license-administration/managing-network-licenses/license-borrowing/borrowing-license

What is license borrowing? How does it work? More details:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/network-license-administration/managing-network-licenses/license-borrowing/about-license-borrowing

 

Using VPN to log into Network:

  1. Issues with networking connections:

https://blogs.rand.com/support/2012/10/laggy-network-gives-the-license-finder-dialog.html

 

For Work-sharing in Revit remotely:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-options-for-Remote-Access.html

 

Issues downloading product to use from home? Use: Ava.autodesk.com

 

Don’t forget to update/patch your software after installing:

How to install updates using the Autodesk Desktop App:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/desktop-app/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/ENU/DesktopApp-Content/files/GUID-50441AA3-3F08-454E-8828-87206DB4019A-htm.html

If the Desktop App doesn't appear to be working, then manually download and install using your Autodesk account:

https://blogs.rand.com/support/2019/04/where-to-find-and-download-product-updates-from-your-autodesk-account.html

 

Drawings, information storage options and cloud platforms:

  1. BIM360 is a great platform to store and share information.

https://www.imaginit.com/

Additional Info:

Autodesk BIM360

  1. Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/features

  1. Google Drive:

https://one.google.com/about

  1. pCloud:

https://www.pcloud.com/

  1. OneDrive: (Microsoft office)

https://products.office.com/en-us/onedrive/online-cloud-storage

Please do not forget to run audits and purges on your files to keep them clean, and while you’re at it please don’t forget to wash your hands! This is the #1 way to avoid getting “cooties” from Karen in Accounting.

About the Author

Heather Volk

Sr. Technical Support Specialist, Building Solutions<br><br>Heather is responsible for responding to customer requests and helping them address technical challenges in a timely manner. She is an experienced Computer Aided Design Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She has strong arts and design professional skills in AutoCAD, plumbing, computer aided design (CAD), project estimation, and facility management, and a history of providing training and technical support.

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