Autodesk subscription and maintenance plan customers have access to the most recent version of Autodesk software when a new version is released during a contract term. See the general workflow for upgrading to a new version of your subscription software below. Product versions are independent of one another and are not "add-ons" to previous releases. You'll need to download and install the full new product version.

To install a new version of your Autodesk software:

  • Uninstall your current version: Uninstalling your existing Autodesk software helps avoid software conflicts and installation errors. Uninstall utilities are provided with most Autodesk software. Look in the Autodesk > [Product Name] folder.

See Uninstalling a Product for more information.

  • Download your software: Sign in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.comto access and download your new software. Look for the software you wish to download on the Products & Services list and click Downloads to activate the download pop-up window.
Image of download options in Autodesk Account
Note: Not all download methods may be available for every product, version, or operating system platform. See Download Methods for my Autodesk Account for more information.
  • Install your software: The Install Now option will download, decompress, and install your software in one continuous process and also assist with activation. If you used Download Now or Browser Download, launch the installation files you downloaded to begin installing your new version.

    See these solutions for tips on a successful install:

  • Activate your software: Some software requires you to enter the serial number displayed in your Autodesk Account. Other products may only require you to sign in with your email address and password for your Autodesk Account.