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Picking the Ideal Mouse for Architects & Designers

When talking about tools that designers and architects need to bring magnificent pieces to life, a mouse is the least that comes to mind. After all, any mouse can click, scroll, and move, right? Wrong!

Picking the right mouse for an architect or a designer is something I take seriously, especially when I’m working with powerful tools and software such as AutoCAD. I believe that a mouse is like a pen that architects need to communicate all the designs they have on their heads on paper. Mouses come with moderate to adverse features that architects need for their work.

So, how can architects and designers choose the right mouse? In this article, I will talk about the best mouse for architects and designers and what to look for when buying one.

Why Choosing the Right Mouse Matters for Architects & Designers

While some people may argue that all mice work the same, I will tell you that that is not the truth. Architects and designers need to use a mouse with great precision to help them navigate intricate designs and come up with precise drawings.

A good mouse for architects and designers will offer the following benefits:

  • Comfort while drawing: A good mouse is ergonomically designed to offer comfort and support. Since I spend most of my time working on designs, my grip on the mouse should be less straining and more comfortable.
  • Seamless workflow switching: Since we juggle different tools and software while doing their work, architects need a mouse that can support that. We should be able to switch between different design tools with ease.
  • Precision: As an experienced architect, I place significant importance on precision. I am looking for a mouse that improves my accuracy when navigating intricate details and adjustments.
  • Good control: Perfect control is crucial, especially when working on detailed architectural work and 3D models. The scroll wheel and other control features should make my workflow easy.
  • Easy customization: The mouse components should be easily customizable to suit specific design needs. I look for customizable gestures and programmable buttons suitable for my work to save time and bring out perfect designs.
  • Enhanced versatility: A good mouth should be versatile enough to work across different devices. I need the flexibility to switch between using computers or tablets with just one mouse.

 

Factors to Consider When Selecting an Architect-Friendly Mouse

Grip Style

The grip style of a mouse determines how comfortable I will feel when working. Since I spend most of my time working on designs, I need something comfortable on my palms, figures, and claws. The grip of my ideal mouse should naturally align with their grip style for comfort.

Ergonomic Design

The normal aesthetically pleasing designs might not be good for architects. An ergonomically built mouse with weight and consideration is essential for making an architect’s work easier. I consider how naturally the mouse aligns with the wrist position when choosing.

Laser or Optical

DPI (dots per inch) is what differentiates laser from optical mice. When buying a computer mouse for design projects, an average DPI of 2000 will be ideal.

I consider how heavy the workload of my design project will be when choosing because the heavier the work, the higher the DIP. Mouses with 500 dpi are ideal for regular computer work.

High Precision

The best mouse for architects should offer high precision because we require it when working on various designs and drawings. Accuracy is important for detailed drawings and 3D modeling. A computer mouse with high-precision sensors allows easy movements to provide the most intricate design.

High Compatibility

A designer’s mouse should be compatible with various devices and operating systems. I need to use the features and functionalities across different software and devices. With this, I get the freedom to work on the go without needing additional peripherals.

Other Features
  •       Weight and size
  •       Adjustable DPI settings
  •       Battery life and charging options
  •       Durability and build quality
  •       Wireless connectivity
  •       Design aesthetics
  •       Software customization

 

Top Mouse Options for Architects & Designers

Now that you know what to look for in a mouse, it is time to choose the ideal one. The following are some of the best mice for architects and designers that I recommend making your work more rewarding.

 

Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse

The Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse perfectly caters to the need for precision while offering an elegant look. With a sleek design and comfortable grip, this is the mouse you need for long hours of your design project without discomfort.

I love this mouse because it comes with impressive customizable buttons catering to the unique needs of architects and designers. It offers the versatility needed for 3D modeling, sketching work, or rendering. The Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse ensures you get seamless design navigation to bring your creativity to life.

 

Logitech MX Master 3S

The Logitech MX Master 3S is another good mouse I recommend for designers and architects. I loved this mouse’s beautiful, ergonomic design, which allows for easy navigation and comfortable use. The high-precision sensor ensures I get accurate tracking and smooth cursor control.

Logitech MX Master 3S is a wireless mouse with Bluetooth connectivity options. The rechargeable battery with USB-C ensures my work is not interrupted. I get an easy charge experience with power that lasts up to 70 days. This mouse is everything an architect needs to boost creativity and productivity.

 

Apple Magic Mouse 2

I love Apple devices, and I believe you can never regret choosing their mouse for your designing and drawing work. Apple Magic Mouse 2 comes with a beautiful, sleek design and touch-sensitive surface ready to make your experience a magical one.

This mouse features intuitive gestures that allow architects to work on their designs in a fluid and intuitive manner. The mouse is lightweight and comfortable enough to allow architects to work on their designs for hours without feeling tired. The rechargeable battery also allows for interrupted working to enhance your productivity.

 

Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical

The unique design is the first thing that attracted me to this mouse. Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical mouse comes in an angled form to help prevent joint tension. Using this mouse for my design work, I said bye to any discomfort coming from my palm when working.

 

Even though it is an optical mouse, you still have the freedom to choose between 800, 1250, or 1600 DPI. The mouse has an impressive power-saving ability that allows it to automatically turn off when it remains inactive for 8 minutes. This is indeed the best high-quality and pocket-friendly mouse for all designers.

 

Verdict

The best mouse for architects and designers considers things such as ergonomic design and high precision. We need a mouse that offers comfort and accuracy in any design project, whether simple or complex.

The above mice have unique features and functionalities needed for any design project, making them the best contenders on my list. So, when choosing a mouse for designing, check the comfort, precision, and customization as priority features.

At Microsol Resources, we want to ensure your design work turns out perfectly using the right tools and software. Check out our Revit Essentials for Architects to learn more.

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Single Sign-on (SSO) Setup Guide

Single sign-on (SSO) lets users access Autodesk products and services using the same email and password they use for your organization. This means they only need to remember one password, and if they are already signed in to your organization’s network, they will not need to sign in again to access Autodesk.

Why use SSO?

  • Better user experience – Users only need to sign in once, and they do not need to remember multiple passwords. This saves time for users since they are less likely to need a password reset.
  • Enhanced security – SSO uses a single point of authentication, so passwords are received and validated only by the identity provider. Since users only need to remember one password, bad security habits such as writing down passwords are minimized.
  • Streamlined administration – Admins only need to maintain one email/password combo for each user, and password policies applied to the network are also applied to Autodesk services. So if you revoke an employee’s email access, they will also lose access to Autodesk—no need to revoke access to each service individually.
Scope

Autodesk SSO uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 protocol. We have currently tested and support the following Identity Providers (IdP):

  • Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Okta
  • OneLogin
  • PingOne
  • PingFederate
Capabilities
  • Authentication – Autodesk’s SSO solution supports federated authentication. You sign in to Autodesk Services using your company credentials instead of using an Autodesk ID and password. Autodesk additionally supports syncing groups and users from your company directory via our directory sync capabilities. Please refer to the directory sync section of the help guide for more information.
  • Support for Single User Subscription, Multi User Subscription and Token Flex licensing and Cloud Connectivity for 2017 product versions and later.
  • SSO Sign in is enforced across all products and services – Autodesk Single Sign on is implemented via email domain, not by product, project or end point, meaning once enabled user is required to use their company credentials for access to Autodesk. There is no hybrid solution using old Autodesk ID + SSO for the same email domain.
Known Issues
  • Depending on the current patch level of your deployed software, product updates may be required to implement SSO on all Autodesk products. Please comprehensively test your products and key workflows to ensure user access is as expected.

Setup Instructions

  • You’ll need a domain for your organization and an admin account established through an identity provider (a service that stores and verifies your users’ identities), with the ability to set up a SAML connection.
  • Make sure your users know about the change to SSO in advance. Once SSO is turned on, users will no longer be able to sign in with their Autodesk password. Instead, they’ll be redirected to their organization’s sign-in page, where they must sign in using the email and password they use for their organization.
  • Turning on SSO takes effect immediately, and you can only turn it off by contacting Autodesk Support. It’s important to set it up correctly so that users will be able to access Autodesk products and services. Adding test users is a good way to ensure a smooth process. For information on adding test users, see Test and turn on SSO.
Implementing SSO

This section gives an overview of the steps required to implement SSO. For additional details and step-by-step instructions, read through the full guide.

SSO is available to Autodesk customers on the following Autodesk plans:

  • Standard
  • Premium
  • Enterprise Business Agreements (EBA)
Add and Verify Domains

This section explains how to add domains to your Autodesk Account and verify them so that they can be used for SSO, as well as other admin features such as Directory Sync. Verifying your domain lets us know you are the owner or admin for your organization’s domain name. You will need to add the email domain or domains that your Autodesk users use to sign in to your organization.

Note: Domains that have already been verified (whether by your team or another team) will not be available to verify in your Autodesk Account. (A team is a way to organize subscriptions and users in your Autodesk Account according to company divisions, projects, work, or other organizational needs. For more information, see Autodesk Account teams.)
Add Domains
  1. Go to User management > By user or By group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. Select Add and verify domains tab > Add domains.
  5. Here, you can add individual domains manually or import multiple domains from a comma-separated values (CSV) file (recommended for more than 10 domains).

 

Add Individual Domains
  1. On the Add individual tab, enter your email domain in the format organizationdomain.com. (The domain name should be entered exactly as it appears after the @ symbol in email addresses for your organization, e.g. for user@example.com, the domain is example.com. Note that your domain may end in a suffix other than .com, such as .org, .gov, or .fr.)
  2. To add another domain, select Add another domain.
  3. When you have finished entering all your domains, click Add.

 

Import Multiple Domains
Note: To prepare the CSV file, add the domains to Microsoft Excel, starting with your first domain on row 2 (row 1 will be ignored). Enter each additional domain in a separate row. For example:

You can add up to 1,000 domains. Existing domains won’t be imported. When your list is complete, save the document as a CSV file.

  1. Go to the Import multiple tab, then select Upload CSV file. The number of domains found will appear.
  2. Select Continue to import the domains.

If there are errors in the CSV file (such as a spelling error or a domain that’s already added to your team), you will be able to download the error log for details. Once you have corrected the errors, select Upload corrected file to continue.

Once you have successfully added a domain, it will appear in Single sign-on in the domains list.

 

Verify Domain

The domains you added will be listed on the Add and Verify Domains tab, along with the domain status (Not verified). To verify a domain, click Verify domain > next to the domain you want to verify. You can verify a domain by uploading an HTML file or creating a DNS TXT record.

 

Upload HTML File

For this method, you’ll download an HTML file from Autodesk, then upload it to your website root directory (the folder where the website files for your domain name are stored). This verification method works instantly.

  1. Go to Verify domain > Upload HTML file. Click the link in Step 1 in the screen below to download the HTML verification file.

  1. Upload this file to your website root directory. Do not rename (or modify) the file or remove it after verifying your domain.
  2. Return to the Verify domain panel and confirm that the file was uploaded successfully by visiting the link provided in step 3 in the above screen. Then click Verify now to instantly verify your domain. Once your domain is verified, the domain status will appear as Verified in your domains list.

 

Create DNS TXT Record

For this method, you’ll copy information from Autodesk and paste it into a new TXT record in your domain name system (DNS) server. This verification method can take up to 72 hours.

A DNS TXT record can hold any text strings, including machine-readable data that can be used for domain ownership verification. For instructions on creating a TXT record in your DNS server, refer to the documentation for your domain host.

  1. Go to Verify domain > Create DNS TXT record.
  2. Copy these information provided and paste it into a new TXT record in your domain name system (DNS) server.
    • Alias or host name
    • Destination or points to address
    • TTL
  3. Paste the information into a new TXT record in your domain name system (DNS) server.
  1. Click Verify. Verification can take up to 72 hours. To check if your domain has been verified, you must go to Verify domain and click Verify to refresh the status.

Once the domain is verified, the domain status will appear as Verified in your domains list. In the meantime, you can continue setting up your SSO connection by going to Manage SSO in the “Domain” table.

 

Set up your connection

Next you will need to set up your SSO connection so that users can sign in to Autodesk with their organization’s email address. This connection uses SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) to allow Autodesk to communicate with your identity provider to authenticate users.

You can create one connection for each identity provider, up to 25 connections. The connection must be set up and all domains must be verified before you can turn on SSO.

 

Begin setup in Autodesk

  1. In Autodesk Account, go to User management > By user or By Group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. Select Manage SSO tab > Set up connection.
  5. You will be asked to name your connection. Enter a name that will help you easily identify the connection between your identity provider and Autodesk. The name you choose can also help differentiate between connections. The name you choose must be unique and not in use by another team or organization.
  6. Select your identity provider from the drop-down menu.

 

Begin setup in Identity Provider

For step-by-step instructions, select your identity provider from the list below.

• Set up SSO with Microsoft Azure

• Set up SSO with Okta

• Set up SSO with Active Directory Federation Services

• Set up SSO with OneLogin

• Set up SSO with PingFederate

• Set up SSO with PingOne

• Set up SSO with Google Cloud Identity

 

Note: Select None of the above options from Step 1 – Add identity provider and metadata > Identity provider drop-down menu in case you are not using any of the listed identity providers.

Similar to given identity providers, this connection will use SAML protocol to allow Autodesk to communicate with your identity provider to authenticate users. To enable communication, you will need to add metadata from your identity provider to Autodesk and vice versa.

 

Test and turn on SSO

This section explains how to add test users to a linked domain to test the connection before turning on SSO. This step is optional, but strongly recommended to ensure that users will be able to sign in to Autodesk products and services.

Note: Admins should not add themselves to the test user list. If there is an issue with the connection, the admin will need to contact Autodesk Support to be removed from the test list and regain access. Learn how to test the connection as an admin before testing with users.

When choosing test users, you should ideally:

  • Choose users who you can work with to confirm that they can sign in successfully.
  • Add frequent users as well as several users who work on different tasks and projects.
  • Make sure that all products for test users have the latest updates.
  • Add test users

 

Note:
  • Make sure to assign test users access to the Autodesk SSO application that you created with your identity provider before adding them to the test list.
  • Add test users who can test signing in with a browser and an Autodesk product. After receiving confirmation of a successful sign in from all users, you can turn on SSO. This will take effect immediately and turning it off requires help from Autodesk Support.
  1. Go to Single sign-on (SSO) > Manage SSO. Under each SSO connection, you will see a list of your linked domains. (If you have not yet linked a verified domain, see Add and Verify Domains to do so before continuing.) Choose a domain and select Test and turn on SSO.

  1. Select the Add test users (recommended) box and click Next.

  1. Enter the organization email addresses of up to 30 test users, then click Add.
  1. Direct your test users to any Autodesk sign-in page to test whether they can successfully sign in with their organization’s email address. Once you have confirmed that test users can successfully sign in, you can turn on SSO.

 

Turn on SSO
Note: You should only turn on SSO after fully testing with users. If SSO is not set up correctly, users will lose access to their Autodesk products and services.
  1. Return to Single sign-on (SSO) > Manage SSO. Choose a domain and select Test and turn on SSO.
  2. Select the Turn on SSO card and click Next.

  1. You will be asked to confirm that you understand signing in with SSO will take effect immediately and turning off SSO requires help from Autodesk Support. Check the box to confirm.
  2. If you want new users to automatically receive single sign-on access, check Automatically give new users access to sign in with SSO. (You can change this setting at any time under Edit SSO access.)
  3. Select Turn on SSO. Once SSO is turned on for a domain, the SSO status for that domain will appear as On, and the SSO test users you added during the previous step will be removed.

Your SSO connection is now turned on.

 

Manage the connection

In this section, you can find instructions for editing or deleting a connection and renewing your identity provider certificate.

 

Editing a connection

To edit your connection, follow these steps:

  1. In Autodesk Account, go to User management > By user or By Group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. Click the Manage SSO tab and find the domain connection. Click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the list of domains.

  1. Click Edit Connection.

Here you can edit your connection name and identity provider metadata. You can also find your Autodesk metadata (to add to your identity provider), renew your identity provider certificate, test your connection, and link verified domains.

 

Deleting a connection

To delete a connection, you must first unlink all verified domains (see Linking and unlinking domains). Once all verified domains have been unlinked, follow these steps:

  1. In Autodesk Account, go to User management > By user or By Group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. Click Manage SSO tab and find the domain connection. Click the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the list of domains.
  5. Click Delete connection.

If SSO is turned on, contact Autodesk Support to delete the connection.

 

To link a domain, you must first verify it (see Add and verify domains). Then follow the instructions in Link verified domains.

If SSO has not yet been turned on, you can unlink a domain by following these steps:

  1. In Autodesk Account, go to User management > By user or By Group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. In Add and verify domains tab, find the domain you want to unlink. Hover over it and click the  unlink icon.
  5. Click Unlink domain.

If SSO is turned on, contact Autodesk Support to unlink a domain.

 

Renewing your identity provider certificate

To renew your certificate, follow these steps:

  1. In Autodesk Account, go to User management > By user or By Group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. Click Manage SSO tab and find the domain connection. Click the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the list of domains.
  5. Click Edit Connection.
  6. In step 1 (Add identity provider and metadata), go to section Identity provider certificate and click Upload a renewed certificate.

New users access (Just in time)

Once SSO has been turned on for your domain, any user who is able to authenticate on your domain without an existing Autodesk account will have an account created and added to the organization’s Autodesk tenant.

It is important to note, that with only a few exceptions, the user will not be provided access to any organization data, management of the user is still a separate task to authentication.

For a user to create a new account in an SSO environment:

  1. In Autodesk Account, go to User management > By user or By Group.
  2. Select your team from the drop-down list and click the Team Settings ⚙️ icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Go to the section Single sign-on (SSO) and select Manage SSO.
  4. Click the Manage SSO tab and find the domain connection that is turned on. Hover over it and click Edit SSO.
  5. You can change the access by checking/unchecking the box and clicking Save changes.
Important:
New users access creation cannot be assessed in test list environment as test listed users must be pre-existing.

 

Turn off SSO

If, for some reason, you have turned on SSO in error during testing or have significant user access issues it is possible to turn off SSO, but this must be done via Autodesk Support, we do not provide the ability to turn off SSO within the Autodesk Account.

In order to request SSO be turned off, please create a support case with the account name, domain, and reasons.

Autodesk Support will contact you once it has been disabled and your users will be able to access Autodesk products and services using their original account credentials.

If users cannot recall their passwords they will need to reset them following the standard reset password process.

If users account were created with New users access, they will not have a password – please see the following procedure for these users.

Resolve User Access after SSO is turned off

After you turn off SSO, your Autodesk Account will still be accessible using the same email address and your legacy password (the password set for the account PRIOR to turning on SSO). However, if a user has created an account using the “New users access” method, while SSO was turned on, the user will not have a valid password and steps are required to reinstate this account.

The first time a user without credentials signs in after disabling SSO, they will receive an error. This might fall in either of the following cases.

Case 1:

If user cannot recall their password, the following screen displays.

To Recover The Account
  1. Click Forgot. An email will be sent to your account to reset your password.
  2. Verify your email and reset the password using standard reset password process.
  3. Enter the recovered password and click Sign-in.

Once the above process is completed, the user should now be able to sign in and access the Autodesk products.

Case 2:

If users account were created with New users access, they will not have a password. Hence, on entering the email credential, the following screen displays.

To Recover The Account
  1. Select “Create Account“.
  2. In the Create Account screen, enter the *”SAME”* email address used for SSO.
  3. Enter a new password for this account.
  4. Agree to the terms and Click Create Account.

Once the above process is completed, the user should now be able to sign in and access their Autodesk software and services as usual.

For any additional questions, please contact our support team at support@microsolresources.com

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Autodesk 2024 Product Keys

With the newest release of Autodesk products, we bring you a new list of Autodesk 2024 product keys. Product keys are codes that differentiate products and product versions. You may need them to install Autodesk products. If you get an activation error when you enter your product key, check that you specified the correct product (or suite) and version in the lookup tool.

Interested in seeing what the new Autodesk features can do for you? Microsol Resources hosts these annual webinar series on What’s New with Autodesk that showcase and highlight the newest features of the various Autodesk products on the different versions.

The product keys for Autodesk 2024 products are in alphabetical order.

 

Product Name Product Key
3ds Max 128P1
3ds Max with Softimage 978P1
Advance Steel 959P1
Alias AutoStudio 966P1
Alias Concept A63P1
Alias Surface 736P1
Arnold C0PP1
AutoCAD 001P1
AutoCAD LT 057P1
AutoCAD LT for Mac 827P1
AutoCAD Raster Design 340P1
AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 834N1
CAMplete TruePath C4PN1
CAMplete TurnMill C4RN1
CFD – Ultimate 811M1
Civil 3D 237P1
Fabrication CADmep 839P1
Fabrication CAMduct 842P1
Fabrication ESTmep 841P1
FeatureCAM – Premium A9FN1
FeatureCAM – Standard A9GN1
FeatureCAM – Ultimate A9EN1
Flame C0TP1
Flame – Education C14N1
Flame – transition C5LP1
Flame Assist C0VP1
Flame Premium C0XP1
Flare C0WP1
Fusion 360 with Netfabb Standard A95P1
InfoDrainage – Standard C67P1
InfoDrainage – Ultimate C68P1
InfoWater Pro C69P1
InfoWorks ICM – Standard C6AP1
InfoWorks ICM – Ultimate C6BP1
InfoWorks WS Pro C6CP1
InfraWorks 927P1
Inventor Engineer-to-Order Series 805P1
Inventor Engineer-to-Order Series Distribution Fee 636P1
Inventor Engineer-to-Order Server 752P1
Inventor ETO – Developer A66P1
Inventor ETO – Distribution 996P1
Inventor Nastran 987P1
Inventor OEM 798P1
Inventor Professional 797P1
Lustre C0UP1
Lustre – transition C5MP1
Maya 657P1
Maya with Softimage 977P1
MotionBuilder 727P1
Mudbox 498P1
Navisworks Manage 507P1
Navisworks Simulate 506P1
Netfabb Local Simulation C02P1
Point Layout 925P1
PowerInspect – Premium A9JN1
PowerInspect – Standard A9KN1
PowerInspect – Ultimate A9HN1
PowerMill – Premium A9AN1
PowerMill – Standard A9QN1
PowerMill – Ultimate A9PN1
PowerShape – Premium A9MN1
PowerShape – Standard A9NN1
PowerShape – Ultimate A9LN1
ReCap Pro 919P1
Revit 829P1
Revit LT 828P1
Robot Structural Analysis Professional 547P1
Structural Bridge Design 954P1
Vault Office 555P1
Vault Professional 569P1
Vault Workgroup 559P1
Vehicle Tracking 955P1
VRED Core 887P1
VRED Design 885P1
VRED Presenter 888P1
VRED Professional 886P1
VRED Render Node 890P1

 

Depending on the type of license you purchase, you may be prompted for a serial number and product key during product activation.

There are various ways to find this information, depending on how you obtained your software.

Autodesk Account

In your Autodesk Account, find your product and click View Details. Next, click License Details to access your serial number. If your product does not have a serial number, View Details does not display. Your Serial Number is the same for all versions of a standalone or multi-user subscription product.

 

Autodesk Account: Contract details

If you are a software coordinator or contract manager, Autodesk Account provides serial numbers and product keys for all products on your subscription contract.

  1. Sign in to Autodesk Account and click Contracts and Orders from the main menu on the left.
  2. Click the appropriate contract number.

The serial numbers and product keys are in the Serial/Key column for each product on your subscription contract.

 

Industry Collections

Each product in an industry collection like the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection has a different product key. If you bought your product as part of a collection, use the lookup tool to find that specific product.

If you bought your product as part of a suite (for example, Autodesk Building Design Suite), the same product key is used to activate all products in the suite. Use the tool to look up the name of the suite.

 

Education Community (students and teachers)

If you obtain student software by using the Install Now download method, your serial number and product key are automatically entered during installation. If you still need to find this information, sign in to the Education Community website and follow these steps:

  1. Click My Account in the blue box on the right.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Account.
  3. On the left, click Products. Then click Download Products.
  4. Select Content Type > Serial Number.

 

If you need further assistance, email us at support@microsolresources.com.

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