ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D

Installation & Licensing Guide | Introduction

Installation & Licensing Guide

Introduction

Welcome to the Installation & Licensing Guide for ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D .

Prerequisites

ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D supports and requires either:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2019

Licensing

ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D may be installed in node-locked license mode, or (if your license agreement allows) in floating network licensing mode.

The licensing technology used in this product is entirely independent of your AutoCAD license.

ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D supports two licensing modes - standalone (SLM / local) licensing mode and floating network (NLM) licensing mode. Choose an installation procedure based on your preferred licensing mode, and the licensing terms chosen at the time of purchase.

Do you have a License Key?

At the time of purchase, you received a License Certificate containing your unique product License Key(s). Please ensure that you have your License Key(s) to hand before you commence the installation process.

License Key Format

The license key format has not changed in ProjectExplorer 5. There is no requirement to reactivate your ProjectExplorer license with a new license key when upgrading to this release.

Install a Standalone (SLM License)

Option 1

Install a Standalone (SLM) License

The following instructions will guide you through setting up ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D using a standalone (node locked) license or as a 30 day product trial:

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Install a Standalone (SLM License)

Option 2

Install one or more Floating Network (NLM) Licenses

Alternatively, if your license agreement permits, the following instructions will guide you through setting up ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D using a floating network license:

Network License Service Installation (Server)

First, set up the Network License Service for ProjectExplorer on a License Server.

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Floating Network License Installation (Client)

Next, set up ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D on one or more License Clients.

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