There are many ways to purchase your seat of AutoCAD. The license you buy plays an important role in how you can use the license, the flexibility with which you can transfer licenses between workstations, the method of deployment, and whether usage tracking is possible. The following table from the Autodesk website summarizes the three license types and their distinct benefits.
Click on the link to go to the Adesk site to see more info on each type.
|Individual Stand-Alone License ||One license and one serial number installed on one computer||One license to one computer||
|Multi-seat Stand-Alone License ||Multiple licenses tied to one serial number for products installed on multiple computers||One serial number for licenses on many computers; preallocated usage||
|Network License ||Multiple licenses tied to one serial number and dynamically allocated to multiple computers||One license for many computers; dynamic license pool; license borrowing for remote use||
Multi-seat Stand-Alone licensing and Network licensing appear to be the best way to approach firmwide installs.