RV Licenses: Contents of RV License file

Let’s go over an example license and what all the details mean:

GTOa (4)

abcd1234ef56789abcd1234ef56789abcd1234ef : License(2)
{
    license
    {
        string package = "rvsolo"
        string version = "*.*.*"
        string expires = "01-Jul-2013"
        string updatesUntil = "10-Jul-2013"
        int count = 1
        string hostID = "1C:B4:7Z:7B:VV:9E"
        string issued = "22-Aug-2019"
        string reason = "eval"
        string licensee = "alexa"
        string email = "name@me.com"
        string machine = "n/a"
        string os = "windows"
        string card = "1234"
    }
}

You can expand the arrows below for more details:

package

The license name for the package you have. Can be one of any: rvsolo, rvio, rv, rvsdi, rvx.

rvsolo is a license for RV/RVSDI and not RVIO.
rvio is for RVIO only
rv is for RV/RVSDI/RVIO, this license is no longer available (now covered by rvsolo and rvio)
rvsdi is for RVSDI, this license is no longer available as rv/rvsolo works for RVSDI
rvx is no longer available.

version

Specific version the license is for. Some examples:
7.3.1- can only use RV 7.3.1
7.*.* - can use any version of RV 7, as long as it’s not sooner than the updatesUntil or expires date.
*.*.* - any version of RV, as long as it’s not sooner than the updatesUntil or expires date.

expires

This is the hard deadline for when your license expires. After this expiration date you won’t be able to use RV at all. You’ll need to purchase a new license by emailing tweak@autodesk.com for a quote or authorize RV with Shotgun.

NOTE: If expires is BEFORE updatesUntil date, you’ll need to purchase new license. If your expires date is far in the future but your updatesUntil expired, you’ll need to purchase a new maintenance to use latest RV versions. Please contact tweak@autodesk.com for quote.

updatesUntil

This is a soft expiration date. You will be able to use RV versions that are released earlier than this expiration date. For example, in this license, you’d be able to use RV up to version 7.3.3. You can check release dates here.

NOTE: If expires is BEFORE updatesUntil date, you’ll need to purchase new license. If your expires date is far in the future but your updatesUntil expired, you’ll need to purchase a new maintenance to use latest RV versions. Please contact tweak@autodesk.com for quote.

count

Number of licenses you have licensed. If you have more than count=1, you can use our license server to serve licenses. Just provide your server’s hostID when asking for a quote from tweak@autodesk.com. You can learn how to set up license server here.

hostID

This is the machine address that the license is attached to. Please note that RV can be both an attached and a floating license. If you give your license server host ID when purchasing license, you can serve licenses to other people in the studio. You can learn how to set up license server here.

issued (info only)

This is the date the license was generated. This is purely for tracking purposes and has no effect on when or what product the license can be used for.

reason (info only)

This will likely be “eval” or “commercial” depending on if the license was paid for, or if it is used for evaluating RV. This field has no effect and is purely for tracking the purpose the license was created.

licensee (info only)

Some licenses will track who the point of contact was, but is not necessary. If this is filled out, the person in this field is likely who helped negotiate the purchase.

email (info only)

Similar to licensee, this is a info-only field used for tracking a point of contact.

machine (info only)

Rarely used, but sometimes used to differentiate, in human-readable terms, what machine the license is for. This is purely informational.

os (info only)

The type of OS you’re licensed RV to. Can be one of the following: any, linux, mac, windows. Even if an OS is listed in your license, RV will not prevent you from using another OS (yes, you can dual boot a machine and use RV on all your OSes with the same license).

card (info only)

A historical tracking field no longer utilized.

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