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AutoCAD Download & Installation

AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 1: Go to www.autodesk.com. Under the “Communities” tab, select “Students

Step 1: Go to www.autodesk.com. Under the “Communities” tab, select “Students & Educators.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 2: Create a login ID under the “How do I sign

Step 2: Create a login ID under the “How do I sign up?” tab using your university email address. Sign into the “Login” tab.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 3: Select the “Software Downloads” tab.

Step 3: Select the “Software Downloads” tab.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 4: Scroll down to AutoCAD (not AutoCAD Architecture), and select the

Step 4: Scroll down to AutoCAD (not AutoCAD Architecture), and select the version you wish to download. Note the difference between 32- and 64-bit Windows (if you do not know, look on the bottom (laptop) or back (desktop) of your computer for the Microsoft Windows serial number, which will indicate your processor type).

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 5: Select the hyperlink in the “Manual Download” box .The large

Step 5: Select the hyperlink in the “Manual Download” box .The large “Download” button will direct you to an Autodesk downloading utility (unnecessary).

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 6: Select “Save File.” If you are given the choice between

Step 6: Select “Save File.” If you are given the choice between “Run” and “Save File,” choose the latter as it leaves more flexibility in terms of installation.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 7: Take a nap, get coffee, or read a book while

Step 7: Take a nap, get coffee, or read a book while AutoCAD downloads. Use the university’s LAN connections, however, and it takes just minutes.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 8: Navigate to the folder into which the file was downloaded

Step 8: Navigate to the folder into which the file was downloaded (Desktop, Downloads folder, My Documents, etc.) and double-click to launch the file.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 9: Select “Run.”

Step 9: Select “Run.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 10: Select the folder into which you wish AutoCAD to be

Step 10: Select the folder into which you wish AutoCAD to be installed (most of you should probably just leave it as the default folder).

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 11: Select “Install Products.”

Step 11: Select “Install Products.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 12: Select “Next.”

Step 12: Select “Next.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 13: Return to the Autodesk login page and navigate to the

Step 13: Return to the Autodesk login page and navigate to the “Software Downloads.” Under the AutoCAD page, select “Get Serial.” Copy this and the Product Key into the AutoCAD installation.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 14: Fill the fields and select “Next.”

Step 14: Fill the fields and select “Next.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 15: Select “Install” to launch the standard installation.

Step 15: Select “Install” to launch the standard installation.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 16: Select the discipline closest to yours (generally, Architecture).

Step 16: Select the discipline closest to yours (generally, Architecture).

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 17: Select the first option and “Start AutoCAD 2010.” If, at

Step 17: Select the first option and “Start AutoCAD 2010.” If, at this point, AutoCAD asks for a verification number/code, simply follow the on-screen steps to have one issued online. (Note: the password for verification is different than your default login; simply follow instructions to have a password sent to your email.)

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 18: Select “Continue,” stating you are aware that this cannot be

Step 18: Select “Continue,” stating you are aware that this cannot be used for any professional purposes.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 19: To revert the workspace to one with which we are

Step 19: To revert the workspace to one with which we are all more comfortable, click on the bottom right and change the workspace to “AutoCAD Classic.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 20: Move or close the floating toolbars to gain a clean

Step 20: Move or close the floating toolbars to gain a clean model space.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 21: To change the obnoxious cream-colored model space to a more

Step 21: To change the obnoxious cream-colored model space to a more familiar and easier-to-use black, select “Tools” and “Options.”

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 22: Under the “Display” tab, select the “Colors” button.

Step 22: Under the “Display” tab, select the “Colors” button.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 23: Select uniform background under “Interface Element” and change the color

Step 23: Select uniform background under “Interface Element” and change the color to black.

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AutoCAD Download & Installation Step 24: Close the “Options” windows and enjoy.The End.

Step 24: Close the “Options” windows and enjoy.The End.