Activating a Perpetual License

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Activating a Perpetual License

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Once you’ve installed your Autodesk software, you’ll need to activate the license. Autodesk currently has three license types available, they are:

In this post, we’ll discuss the Perpetual Activation process.

When you launch your product, for the first time, you’ll notice the initial activation dialog box, in this example, we’re using AutoCAD.

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If your license is a Perpetual license, you’ll use the Enter a Serial Number option.

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Click I Agree on the Autodesk Privacy Statement screen.

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Click Activate on the Product License Activation screen.

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Enter the serial number and product key for your license and click Next.

In some cases, the serial number you entered may not already be linked to an Autodesk Account.

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If you don’t already have an Autodesk Account, you can Click the Create User ID Now link and follow the on-screen instructions to set up an account.

If you do already have an Autodesk Account, you will enter the User ID and Password, and log-in.

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You should briefly see the Activating your product license… screen while your product connects to the Autodesk Activation Servers to verify the license.

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Finally, if the license information checks out with the Autodesk Activation Servers, you’ll come to the Activation Complete screen. Once you click Finish here, you’ll be free to use your product.