Make sure you always download all Autodesk software through the Autodesk Download Manager!
If you have problems installing the software, please uninstall all older versions of Autodesk and reinstall the software. Here you will find instructions on how to remove the Autodesk software from your computer.
Step 1: Go to the Academic Software page of Autodesk AutoCAD and click on the 'Start procedure' button to apply for your Autodesk Education account.
Step 2: Click on 'Get Started'.
Note: If you do not have an existing Autodesk account, you must first create one by following the steps below.
Create your Autodesk account
Step 1: Click on 'CREATE ACCOUNT'.
Step 2: Complete the requested information.
- Upload a valid student ID
- Attention: you must upload a copy of your valid registration certificate or student card!
- It is important that there is a start and end date mentioned on this document, otherwise Autodesk will reject it
- As a university or college student, click on 'University/Post-Secondary' at 'Institution Type'
- As a Secondary/High School student, click on 'High School/Secondary' at 'Institution Type'
- Then click on Next and you'll see the screen below
- Fill in the required details and click on 'CREATE ACCOUNT'
Step 3: You will then receive an email to confirm your account.
The verification process may take several working days. If you have not received anything after a few days, please contact our helpdesk.
Request access if you already have an account
Step 1: Click on 'Get started' to request access.
Step 2: Enter the name of your school and the start and end dates of your studies, then click on Continue.
Step 3: Click on Continue.
Step 4: Click on 'Confirm Eligibility with your Educational Institution Single Sign-On' to log in with your school account and request access.
Download Autodesk AutoCAD
Step 1: Once you have created an account, go back to the Academic Software page of Autodesk AutoCAD.
Step 2: Click the button 'Download Autodesk AutoCAD'. You will see the 'Get Started' screen again.
Step 3: Now click on 'Sign in' to log in.
Step 4: You'll see the following screen. Log in with your Autodesk account and click on Next.
Step 5: Now you'll see the following screen.
Enter the security code you've received on your mobile phone. Do this quickly because it expires within 5 minutes. You can also click on 'Use another method' to receive the code by email.
Step 6: Once logged in, go to AutoCAD and click on 'Get started'.
Step 7: Click on Install and then on Accept.
Step 8: Open the installation file by double-clicking on it.
Step 9: Choose where the software will be installed and click on Install.
The duration of the installation depends on the speed of your computer.
Step 10: After the installation is complete, you can open AutoCAD.
Step 11: If you installed AutoCAD from the Autodesk website, you should be automatically signed in. If not, you can always sign in by clicking 'Sign in with your Autodesk ID'.
Step 12: You can now get started with Autodesk AutoCAD.