Issue: You need to move and activate your Stand Alone Autodesk license on a new computer, either permanently or temporarily.
Most Autodesk products (including those available for Mac) include a tool called the License Transfer Utility (LTU) that enables online license transfer of stand-alone licenses from one machine to another over the Internet.
Note: The LTU is only available with our 2010 and later products. If you're using a 2009 or earlier version, use the Portable License Utility instead.
When you use the LTU, it first exports your license from your original computer to an Autodesk server. You then import your license to your new computer in order to activate the same Autodesk product.
Note: An Internet connection is required to use the LTU and you must have an Autodesk user ID and password, available from https://registeronce.autodesk.com.
Transferring your license online consists of two steps:
- Exporting your License
- Importing your License
Exporting your License
To export your license from your computer to the online Autodesk server:
- Launch the License Transfer Utility:
Windows: The LTU shortcut can be found in the Start menu, in the same folder as the Autodesk product you want to transfer.
Mac: The LTU application can be found in the same folder as the Autodesk product you want to transfer.
Note: The LTU is product-specific. You cannot use the LTU from one product to transfer the license for another product.
License Transfer Utility on Windows
License Transfer Utility on a Mac
- Enter your Autodesk ID and password and then click Login.
- Choose whether to export your license publicly or privately and then click Export:
Private Export – This is the default method and restricts the license import to your Autodesk ID to ensure it is not transferred to another person. Private exports automatically become public if not imported within 14 days.
Public Export – This method means your license can be transferred to someone else running the same product and serial number, such as another user in the same company. To use this method, check “Make the license available as a public import”.
- The License Export Confirmation, indicates that your license has successfully exported to the Autodesk online server. Print the page for your records and click Finish.
Importing your License
Once you've exported your license, you'll need to import it to your new computer:
- Make sure the same Autodesk product is installed on your new computer and then navigate to the License Transfer Utility you used to export your license. See Step 1 under Export Your License.
- Enter your Autodesk ID and password and click Login.
- The License Import Confirmation page indicates that your license has successfully imported to your new computer. Print the page for your records and click Finish.
Note: There is no limit to the number of times you can use the LTU to transfer your Autodesk license; however, please read your Software License Agreement to make sure you are not exceeding the number of allowed installations for your Autodesk product.
If you can't find the LTU, your product may not support OLT or the LTU hasn't yet been installed with your product. While the LTU is installed by default, it is an optional component which can be de-selected in the product installer.
If your system is down or if you otherwise can't access the LTU, you'll need to request licensing assistance.
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