Change Revit 2013 Standalone Installation to a Network Installation

Change Revit 2013 Standalone Installation to a Network Installation

Below, James Pray details a very technical document meant for BIM/CAD Manager/I.T.-types who have historically been frustrated by transitioning Autodesk licenses from standalone to network installation. This is specifically for transitioning Revit 2013 standalone to network; but, take it for what it’s worth and feel free to modify it for your specific needs. 

By: James Pray

Before implementing anything in this document, you will need to have a system setup with all network versions of any Autodesk product you have.  You will then need to copy the “ProductInformation.pit” file from C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Adlm to the network or any system you are changing.

Registry Changes – Make sure to back up your registry before making any changes

HKCU\Software\FLEXlm License Manager

  1. Create or Modify String – “ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE”
  2. Add paths to Autodesk program folders (Ex. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2014; C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2013\Program)


  1. Copy “REVIT-XX:XXXX” Key and Create REVIT-05:0409 key
  2. In REVIT-05:0409, modify they following strings:
    1. SerialNumber = network serial number
    2. InstallationType = 2
    3. InstallationTypeTxt = single

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013\ADLM

  1. Change type to 1

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013\Components

  1. Change ProductCode = 7346B4A0-1300-0510-0409-705C0D862004

File Changes – Make sure to back up all files before making changes or replacing


  1. Rename and Replace “ProductInformation.pit” file with same file from other system with properly installed network license of all programs that should be network license on this system.
  2. Rename “CascadeInfo.cas” file


  1. Modify LicConfig.ini file
    1. SerialNumber = Network License serial number
    2. Type = single

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\<RevitProgramFolder>

  1.  Modify License.ini file
    1. ProductKey = Network version product key

Create Environment Variables

  1. Create System Variable = ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE
    1. Value = @Server1, @Server2, etc (ex. @D-VSH1-LICENSE, @C-LICENSE)

Restart System