Tips on How to Install and Update your Autodesk Software

By Anna Liza Montenegro | Subscription

Autodesk subscription and maintenance plan customers have access to the most recent version of Autodesk software when a new version is released during a contract term. Current software versions are available for download from Autodesk Account.

Product versions are independent of one another and are not “add-ons” to previous releases. You’ll need to download and install the full new product version.

To install a new version of your Autodesk software:

  1. Uninstall your current version: Uninstalling your existing Autodesk software helps avoid software conflicts and installation errors. Uninstall utilities are provided with most Autodesk software. Look in the Autodesk > [Product Name] folder. See Uninstalling a Product for more information.
  2. Download your software: Sign in to your Autodesk Account at to access and download your new software. Look for the software you wish to download on the Products & Services list and click Downloads to activate the download pop-up window.acct-download-upgrade
  3. Install your software: The Install Now option will download, decompress, and install your software in one continuous process and also assist with activation. If you used Download Now or Browser Download, launch the installation files you downloaded to begin installing your new version.
  4.  Activate your software: Some software requires you to enter the serial number displayed in your Autodesk Account. Other products may only require you to sign in with your email address and password for your Autodesk Account.See the Activation & Registration customer service pages for more information.



Published on August 24, 2016 in Subscription.

About the Author

Marketing Director in New York via San Francisco and Manila. Anna Liza is a trained architect and inspired by technology. A fan of traveling, slow food movement, and summers in Maine with her kids. She has been with Microsol since 2004.