The Autodesk Product Manager (APM) is a tool that enables you to search a network to find installed Autodesk products and identify their locations. A new version of this tool, renamed the Autodesk Asset Locator (AAL), has just been released that completely replaces the APM and includes many new features and enhancements, including:
- Support for 32-bit Windows 7
- Remote registry search for Windows 7
- Support for searching and reporting both 32-bit and 64-bit machines in one operation
- Searches now include subnets
In addition, a few usability issues have been addressed, including:
- “Pause Search and Resume” now works as expected
- A new warning message if the user does not have Domain Administrator level permission
- Corrected the "Access Denied" message when searching machines that have no Autodesk products installed
The Autodesk Asset Locator is now available for download at the following link:
The Autodesk Asset Locator will also be included as a separate installable option – it was formerly part of the CAD Manager Tools – in the upcoming releases of AutoCAD, Inventor, 3ds Max and Revit (it may be included in other products as well but these are the products I have verified to date). The APM will continue to be supported until the global release of these products. At that time, support for the APM will expire and we will only provide support for the Autodesk Asset Locator.
The AAL will not be able to read the BIN files provided with the APM, and vice versa, and previous APM search queries will not show up in the AAL list. For this reason, we recommend that the older Autodesk Product Manager be uninstalled before installing and using the new Autodesk Asset Locator.