University of Oregon

AutoCAD for Students

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Students can get AutoCAD for free!

Register with the Autodesk Student Community

  1. Visit http://students.autodesk.com/
  2. Click the "Register" link at the top right of the webpage.
  3. Type in your registration info.  Use your UO e-mail address (e.g. johndoe@uoregon.edu, not your gmail account) to sign up.

How to Download AutoCAD and other Autodesk software

  1. Sign in with your username and password.
  2. Under Download, look for and click the "Go to Download Center" link.
  3. You should see a list of all the Autodesk programs that are available for download.  Click AutoCAD.
  4. Under Choose Your Version, Select "AutoCAD 2011 (English) 32-bit or 64-bit"
    • To check if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, do the following:
    1. Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
    2. Under System, you can view the system type.
    3. Click Start.
    4. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
      • If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows 7.
      • If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows 7.
  5. Click Download.
    • Your Serial Number and Product Key will be displayed after the download. Make note of these as you will need them in a few moments.
  6. Once the install file finishes downloading, it will prompt you to authorize the installer. Select '''Yes'''.
    • If it doesn't give you a prompt, double click and run the installer (usually located in the Downloads folder, go to Start -> Your Personal Folder -> Downloads).

How to Install AutoCAD

  1. Start the AutoCAD Installation wizard.
  2. On the initial page, select a language for the installation instructions. Click Install Products.
  3. On the Select the Products to Install page, select your product(s) and the product language. Click Next.
  4. Review the Autodesk software license agreement. Click I Accept, and then click Next.
  5. On the User and Product Information page, enter your user information, serial number, and product key. Click Next.
    • After you click Next, you cannot change the information entered on this page unless you uninstall the product.
  6. On the Begin Installation page, click Install. In the configuration warning message, click Yes.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. You have successfully installed AutoCAD.
  9. Run AutoCAD (Desktop Shortcut Icon or Start -> Program Files -> Autodesk -> AutoCAD)
    • The first time you start AutoCAD, the Product License Activation wizard is displayed. Select Activate, and then click Next.
    1. Click Register and Activate (Get an Activation Code).
    2. The UserID and Password are not the same as the AutoDesk Website. You must create a new UserID for Activation.
    3. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
  10. AutoCAD should now be activated and ready to use.