Installation for individuals

Run and authenticate your software

When you first run your software, you’ll probably be able to use it right away. That's because authentication of your product takes place automatically. Normally, there's nothing more to do to activate your software.


However, in some cases, you may see a Let’s Get Started window asking for information about your licence. You are asked to select between three options to identify your licence type and provide related information.


Here are the three options presented by Let’s Get Started. The exact wording depends upon the product version.

  • Sign in with your Autodesk ID, or Single-user or Sign in. Just sign in to your Autodesk Account at
    Make sure Autodesk ID you are using to sign in is already assigned a seat of licence by primary or secondary admin. If not, refer to Autodesk Account User Management and request admin to give access first.
  • Use a network licence or Multi-user. Select this option if your software is stored on a network of computers. You may be asked for more information about your network licence. 
  • Enter a serial number. Select this option if you received a serial number with your software. You can find your serial number under Products and Services in Autodesk Account.

Note: For 2020 and later products, you can sign in such that a serial number is not required.

Need help? Ask the Autodesk Assistant!

The Assistant can help you find answers or contact an agent.

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