How Can I Update My AutoCAD License?

Are you an AutoCAD user looking to update your license? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of updating your AutoCAD license. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition:

Step 1: Check Your License Status

Before updating your AutoCAD license, it’s essential to check the current status of your license. To do this, open AutoCAD and navigate to the Help menu.

Select About Autodesk AutoCAD. Here, you will find information about your current license, including its expiration date.

Step 2: Renew Your Subscription

If your license is about to expire or has already expired, it’s time to renew your subscription. To do this, visit the Autodesk website and log in to your account.

Under the Manage Products & Downloads section, locate AutoCAD and click on Renew Subscription. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the renewal process.

Step 3: Update AutoCAD Software

Once you have renewed your subscription, it’s important to update your AutoCAD software to reflect the changes in your license. To update AutoCAD, follow these steps:

  1. Open Autodesk Desktop App:

    • If you have Autodesk Desktop App installed on your computer, open it from the system tray or search for it in the Start menu.

    • If you don’t have Autodesk Desktop App installed, download and install it from the Autodesk website.

  2. Select Updates:

    • Once the Autodesk Desktop App is open, navigate to the Updates tab.

    • Here, you will find a list of available updates for your Autodesk software.

  3. Select AutoCAD Update:

    • Locate AutoCAD from the list of available updates.

    • Click on the update and select Install.

  4. Follow Installation Instructions:

    • Once the update is downloaded, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

    • The installation process may take some time, depending on your internet connection and computer speed.

Step 4: Activate Your Updated License

After updating AutoCAD, you need to activate your updated license. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open AutoCAD:

    • If AutoCAD is not already open, launch it from the Start menu or desktop shortcut.

    Activate License Screenshot

    Screenshot: Activate License

  1. Sign In:

    • Once AutoCAD is open, you will be prompted to sign in with your Autodesk account.

    • Enter your login credentials and click on Sign In.

    Sign In Screenshot

    Screenshot: Sign In
    1. Activate License:

      • Once signed in, AutoCAD will automatically activate your updated license.

      • If the activation process doesn’t happen automatically, navigate to the Autodesk website and follow the instructions provided to manually activate your license.

      Congratulations! Your AutoCAD License Has Been Updated

      You have successfully updated your AutoCAD license. Now you can continue using the software with all the latest features and improvements. Remember to regularly check for updates and renew your subscription to ensure uninterrupted access to AutoCAD.

      We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any further questions or encounter any issues during the updating process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Autodesk support for assistance.

      Happy designing!