Naviate for Civil 3D 2023 license solution

4 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

The process for managing licenses changed for Naviate for Civil 3D licenses on version 2023.1 and later. This license system is used in Naviate for Civil 3D 2021.22 as well.


  • Create a Symetri user ID
  • Naviate for Civil 3D licensing system
  • Symetri License Portal

Create a Symetri User ID

  • You can create a new account when you have installed Naviate and are asked to log in
  • Accounts can also be created for multiple users by the license administrator at your company using the new Symetri License portal.

First time you start Naviate for Civil 3D 2023 you will be prompted to log in. Either use existing account from, use Sign Up to create a new account, or use an account that the License administrator at your company has created for you.


The account you use will determine which of the installed Naviate applications you will have access to use. If no license is assigned to you, a 30 day trial license will be activated.


The log-in is remembered on the computer until you logout from Naviate. You will not need to login every time you start Naviate. 

You need to have internet access to create an account, log in and activate your license(s). After that you can run Naviate without internet access depending on your license type.

Naviate licensing system

Naviate for Civil 3D 2023 applications uses a new licensing system based on the Symetri User ID. The Naviate licenses you have bought have to be assigned to user accounts (Symetri User IDs). This is managed in the Symetri License portal.

If you have purchased Naviate licenses; you use the Symetri License portal to assign licenses to users. You need to be an administrator in the Symetri License Portal to do this. One person in your company (the contract administrator) has this access but it can be added to multiple users. 

The new licensing system support Single user, Multi-user and Trial licenses.

Single-user license

  • The single user license is personal
  • It can be used off-line once activated
  • The offline period is maximum 1 month without need for being online
  • You can have the single user license activated on two computers, but you are not allowed to use them simultaneously
  • It is possible to deactivate the license on a computer and activate on another computer
  • The license is time-restricted based on your contract and is automatically updated when renewed

Multi-user license

  • All users assigned to the license share a pool of seats
  • A seat is taken from the pool when you run a Naviate command for that module
  • If all seats are taken, you will not be able to run the command until a seat has been returned to the pool
  • A seat is returned when closing Civil 3D or when logging out from Naviate
  • You must have an internet connection to use multi-user licenses.
  • The license is time-restricted based on your contract and is automatically updated when renewed

Trial license

If you do not have a license, you can start a trial license. The Trial is valid for 30 days and can be activated once per computer and user. Once you have started a Trial you can use the Naviate application off-line during the trial period.

Symetri Licence portal

The Symetri Licence portal is a web application that you can start from Help-button in Naviate or by using the link: Use your Symetri User ID to sign in.

As a user you can:

  • See Naviate licenses assigned to your account
  • See started trial versions
  • Deactivate a license one a computer

As a license administrator at your company you can:

  • See all licenses owned by the company
  • Add or Invite users to your company
  • Remove users from your company
  • Assign and unassign licenses to users in the company

NOTE! Only licenses for Naviate for Civil 3D 2023 and 2021.22 are managed by Symetri License portal. Older versions of Naviate still uses the FLEXlm licensing solution. 

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