F/X CAD is an Autodesk OEM product that requires a Land F/X license to operate. Because F/X CAD is a perpetual license, you are not required to upgrade to each new version. However, we recommend staying within two years of the latest version. Anything older than the two latest versions is considered “Legacy."
Please note that Land F/X licenses will only operate with the five most recent versions of CAD.
On How Many Computers Can You Install a Single F/X CAD Seat?
Each F/X CAD seat can be installed and activated on up to two computers, for use by one person.
Autodesk's licensing policy allows F/X CAD to be installed a second machine, for the same user. For example, you may install a single F/X CAD license on your laptop or home computer in addition to your primary desktop. To reiterate, this extra installation is only for the same user. A single F/X CAD seat may not be:
- Installed onto two or more workstations for operation by two or more different users, or
- Operated by two or more different users using the same username
For more detailed information on what is and is not allowable with a single F/X CAD seat, see our article on how many users and computers are allowed for each F/X CAD seat.
A license mismatch is defined by either:
- Different versions of F/X CAD, or
- A different number of F/X CAD licenses and Land F/X licenses
If your account has any mismatch of licenses and your number of F/X CAD sessions exceeds your purchased count, you will be notified that you are using an unlicensed version of F/X CAD. Please contact Land F/X Support immediately. If we find any abuse to licensing, we have the right to audit your installations and licenses, and possibly suspend your licenses.
Activating a Legacy Version
If you have an F/X CAD version that is older than the two latest versions, you will be charged a $50 activation fee each time you install or activate. All activations take place through us but are processed by Autodesk. The fee is simply to cover our costs for the Legacy activations.
For more information on Legacy versions and our technical support policy, see our Land F/X Scope of Support.
Upgrading Your F/X CAD
Immediately after you pay for an F/X CAD upgrade, you may be notified that you have a license mismatch each time you launch your currently installed version of F/X CAD. We understand that installing immediately is not always possible, but we request that you install the latest version within 45 days of upgrading.