How to download and register Free Autocad
In the previous tutorial, you learn how to register an account on Autodesk website and download Autocad student version. In this tutorial, we will install AutoCAD 2017 using details that we get from Autodesk.
First, you need login into Autodesk account. If you haven’t account you can read this lesson and register account on the website. After login go to Autocad download page and choose which version of AutoCAD you want to install. After that, click on red Install Now button at bottom of form
Autocad installer will download to your computer. Installer weight very small size. Just click on it and open.
Download process will begin
You need to wait until all files will download. It can take a time to download. Time will be based on your internet connection speed.
After downloading process will finish you will see a window like below. Here you can see two choices. You can directly install AutoCAD or install additional tools. Probably you will never need additional tools and utilities that is why click on Install button.
Next, you will see a window where you can choose what you want to install and where you want to install. You can only install Autocad or you can install with Autodesk Recap 360 and A360 desktop. About Autodesk Recap 360 and A360 we will talk in future lessons.
After you’ll decide what you want, just click on Install button. The installation process will start. While installing it will download components of Autocad. Download process can take a long time because whole software size is about 5 GB.
After download and install you will see notification window. Click on Finish button to end installation. Now you have installed Autocad.
The last thing you need to do is register your Autocad. To do that open your new installed Autocad. If you have already installed older version of Autocad you will see Migration Window. This feature is new and only available in Autocad 2017 and later versions.
Select configurations that you want migrate and click on Check button.
After you will see another notification window and from offered options click on first option Always reassociate DWG files with AUTOCAD (Recommended)
Now your Autocad will open and you’ll need to register the software. To do that click on Enter Serial Number
In next window just click on Agree to agree with Autocad Privacy Statement.
In the next window you can just run Autocad or Activate it. You can run and use it for 30 days from today. But after 30 days left you will need register Autocad. That is why let’s click on Activate button and register your Autocad version.
In the next window, you need enter Serial number and Product key that you get from Autodesk. If you haven’t serial number you need register at Autodesk website. You can see how to do that in this tutorial.
Let’s copy activation information from email and enter to activation window’s fields. Click on Next button to activate your Autocad.
If everything right after few seconds you will get notification window that your Autocad 2017 successfully activated.
Now you can start work with Autocad. If you have internet connection Autocad will check your license and you will get an email with Activation code. When AutoCAD will ask for activation code enter code that you get from Autodesk.
Congratulations. Now you have fully registered Autocad and you can begin to learn it. Don’t give your license code to anybody as that code only for personal use.