Software has changed a lot in the past years. It used to be that you would purchase a box with a disc inside that you would use to download the software and typically a manual.
Nowadays many software companies like Autodesk are no longer sending the discs and are instead providing electronic delivery options on their products to send you the product faster and to help eliminate shipping box waste.
Whether purchasing a new license or getting the newer versions through your Autodesk subscription contract, your automatic delivery method will be via Electronic License Delivery.
If you are currently active on your Autodesk subscription, Autodesk will notify you when a new release is out via a notification email. The notification will be sent when you have upgrades or products available for download. Please keep this email for your records as it will contain:
Links to access the Software Media
A consolidated license certificate as an PDF attachment