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How to work from home on CAD projects?

A - answer 1) CAD license
To temporarily check out an AutoCAD license from your work PC and take it home - use the Portable License Utility (PLU) supplied with AutoCAD (only available for standalone licenses). With newer network licenses you can try to access the company NLS server over a VPN line from home.

2) Files/projects
To access the latest versions of all project files from home you can use the Internet file sharing capabilities in the iPROJECT server (see - either on your company iPROJECT server or on the public service at

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22.7.2002    22467x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Architecture · iProject ·

See also:
Tip 7241:Searching text in DWG drawings (without AutoCAD).
Tip 7230:Failed previews and downloaded documents in iProject.
Tip 6515:AutoPDF - Automatic publishing of PDF file on every save of the DWG drawing
Tip 5044:ActiveX component not installed when entering iProject.
Tip 4858:Some documents are not listed in my iProject folders.

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