ProjectExplorer 3 for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

Installation & Licensing Guide | Introduction

Installation & Licensing Guide

Introduction

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

Prerequisites

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

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017

Licensing

ProjectExplorer 3 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 3 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 will have been issued with a License Certificate which contains your unique product License Key(s). Please ensure that you have your License Key(s) to hand before you commence the installation process.
Warning! There has been a change to the license key format for this release. If you are upgrading from an earlier release of ProjectExplorer 3 for AutoCAD Civil 3D , you will need to enter a new License Key during the installation process.
Install a Standalone (SLM License)

Option 1

Install a Standalone (SLM) License

The following instructions will guide you through setting up ProjectExplorer 3 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 3 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 3 for AutoCAD Civil 3D on one or more License Clients.

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