Installation for individuals

Download methods

Select the download method that's right for your installation.

You choose a method from the Products and Services section of Autodesk Account.

In the product tile, you see the method currently selected and can view all the methods available to you for this product. For some products and platforms, Download is the only available method.


Download methods:

  • Install: This method, for installing Autodesk products on a single computer, downloads and installs in one operation.
    By default, this method will also install the latest product updates. 
  • Download: This method can be used to install any product release on single or multiple computers. It downloads in the first step and then installs in the second, so you can wait between download and installation. 
    As with the Install method, the Download method will also install the latest product updates. 
  • Direct download: This method provides a single self-extracting executable file that can be extracted and installed offline. To access this option:
    1. From the All Products and Services page, click a product.
    2. On the product details page, select the direct download method.
  • Custom install: This method, provided by the Custom Install tool under Products and Services in Autodesk Account, allows you to install products with custom settings on single computers or create custom deployments to multiple computers. You select products and specify installation settings in Autodesk Account before you download. For more, see Custom install from Autodesk Account.


Method summary

The following table summarises the characteristics of the four download methods and indicates the appropriate methods for educational usage. 

Method For multiple
Description Product
Educational usage
Install No Windows Downloads and installs
in one operation
Yes Students and educators
Download Yes Linux,
macOS and
Uses browser
download features

Uses Autodesk Create
installer for most
2022 and later Windows products

Includes latest updates


Yes Students, educators and institutions
Direct Download Yes

Linux, macOS


Uses browser download features

Downloads a single installer that does not include updates for most products

No—for products that have small patch updates

Yes—for products that have updates as full installers

Students, educators and institutions
Custom install Yes Windows Downloads customised installer for multiple products No Institutions and student lab installations

Note: Be sure to disable pop-up blockers before using any of these methods.

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