Autodesk Desktop Subscription – Installation Guide

You have purchased your Autodesk Desktop Subscription, so what’s next?

Once purchased you will receive an email from Autodesk, which will contain a link to the Autodesk Account Sign In page.

Welcome email screen


Next you will log in using your username and password. If you don’t have one you will be provided with a temporary username and password.


Sign in Autodesk Account page


Once signed in, click on the Account tab at the top of the screen. This will open the Products & Services page from which you will see what you have purchased and/or what you are entitled to use as an end user.

To install, simply click on “Install Now” or “Access Now”


Products & Services page



Here you need to ensure that the correct software is selected and click Install. There is also an option to install Autodesk 360 Desktop companion for all your collaboration needs.


Installation screen



Once installed, open up the chosen software, log in with your Autodesk ID and design!


Sign in screen


How to provide access for other users – Multi-Seat purchases only

If more than one Desktop Subscription has been purchased for a product or suite, additional users can be added.

Through the Users tab on the left hand side of the screen, administrators can provide access to download/access products and services, access any advanced support and view and create web support tickets.

To do this, click on add user which will create an Autodesk account once the relevant information has been provided. You can also use Bulk Add which will allow you to copy and paste in up to 50 users by using their first name, last name and email.

From there the the administrator will be able to decide what access is given.  An email will be sent to the relevant user notifying them of this access.


Add users screen





Cadassist’s BIM consultants are on hand to help guide you, so if you are unsure of what a particular update can do for you or if you have a general query we are on hand to help – a useful resource, particularly if you are tackling your first project. 

You can find more information on ‘Desktop Subscriptions’ in our BIM Implementation Workshop.  Please contact your account manager or  for this workshop and other BIM services.

You can also follow Cadassist on FacebookTwitter, and check out our LinkedIn group and our YouTube channel for more tips, tricks, updates and best practices.

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