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You have just purchased an Autodesk software license and want to install and use your product to imagine, design and create a better world.
Before you begin your installation, it is important that you first prepare your system. Preparing your system is essential to a smooth and successful installation of your Autodesk product and consists of five simple tasks. Click on the tasks below for further explanation.
Before purchasing an Autodesk software license you should always confirm that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for that product. This includes minimum RAM, minimum free disk space and supported operating systems. You can check the system requirements for all Autodesk products by visiting Autodesk System Requirements Services & Support.
The next step in preparing your system for installation is to confirm that you have administrative rights on your computer. You can check this for most Windows systems by clicking Manage User Accounts from the User Accounts file in Control Panel. If you have any questions about this you should contact your system administrator.
Install all system updates and restart your computer so your installation is not interrupted by any automatic operating system update notifications. Also, make sure to exit all applications that may be running on your system. Some applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, can interfere with the installation process so it is a good idea to close all other running applications.
To launch the main installation screen, you must first download your software (for digital products) or insert the physical media you received (for boxed products) into your computer and then click on the Autodesk setup executable file.
You have just purchased an Autodesk software license and can't find the product request code to register and activate your product.
The product request code is required in order to register and activate your license and is generated automatically based on system-related information. It is a combination of letters and numbers, which identifies your specific machine and the type and date of your activation request. The request code will appear in the following format. Note: The code used below is for example only and is not a valid request code.
EXAMPLE: B22C 2BCD B2C4 BD24 CB4D BDCB B2D4 BC4D
You can find your product request code directly from within the product.
Note: You can launch your Autodesk product in trial mode up for a period of up to 30 days (duration may vary by product). After this grace period has expired, you must activate the product using a valid serial number in order to continue using it.