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    Revit licencing

    Interesting question:

    I'm starting a project where I need to be at my clients office for about 6 months. They will be providing me with a laptop and Revit licence linked to the email address they will provide me as well. I will be using that laptop and licence for 4 days a week and on the other days of the week I will be at home working on my other projects.

    The question is, can I use the licence my client provides for my other projects as well according to the Revit EULA?

    Not talking about permission of the client etc. just want to know if it is 'legal' to use the licence for other stuff then projects for that client.

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    Does nobody have any idea about this?

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    I'm gonna bet that, since the license belongs to company A, it can't (legally) be used for work with company B.

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    But it is one of those licences that is linked to my email address. Had a look at the EULA and as far as I can see there is nothing about company, only about user.

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    Well then... sounds like you have your answer!

    Of course you should really consult a lawyer for actionable legal advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Does nobody have any idea about this?
    I can't imagine that Autodesk is concerned about which license is used as long as that license is legit and you have permission from the client to use it.

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    Well Autodesk is not known for that unfortunately and if they can sell 2 licences at 315 euro a month instead of just 1, they might wanna do that. So just wanna be sure before I get anyone in trouble. Contacted a friendly re seller as well to see what he says.

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    I would think your most likely point of liability would be with the company that provided you the license as you are technically using their resources to complete your own work. Kind of like an employee using company resources to do freelance work. Some companies probably care others wouldn't. As far as Autodesk is concerned you have a legit license and aren't making money off of a pirates/student license so wouldn't think they would care but I am not a lawyer just an architect.

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    I will of course go to my client as well, just wanna be sure it is OK with Autodesk before I am suggesting stuff to them that is against the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pivoarch View Post
    I would think your most likely point of liability would be with the company that provided you the license as you are technically using their resources to complete your own work. Kind of like an employee using company resources to do freelance work. Some companies probably care others wouldn't. As far as Autodesk is concerned you have a legit license and aren't making money off of a pirates/student license so wouldn't think they would care but I am not a lawyer just an architect.
    What I was assuming as well. I doubt Autodesk could do anything about it other than report it to the license owner.

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