How to manually activate Autodesk products using an activation code


You need to activate your Autodesk software but are unable to do so using the online method.


During product activation, your serial number and product key are verified and then licensed to run on your computer.  When done over the Internet, this process occurs automatically.

The process of manually activating your product involves sending a request code to Autodesk, who will then provide you with an activation code used to activate your product.

To submit a request and get an activation code:

  1. Launch the product you want to activate and the Activation Wizard will appear. Click Activate.

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  1. Your Serial Number, Product Key and Request Code will appear at the top of the screen.  Select Connect now and activate! and click Next.

    When activating from a Free Trial version, you'll first be prompted to enter the Serial Number and Product Key you received when purchasing the full product license.

    Note: The request code shown is for example only and will not work if used.

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  1. Select Request an activation code using an offline method and click Next.

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  1. Select whether the product will be registered to a Company or Individual, choose the Country in which it will be used and then click Next.

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  1. Fill in the required customer information and then click Next

    Note: The Response Method indicates how you would like us to send your activation code. Make sure to select your preferred option.

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  1. Your activation information (including your Serial Number, Product Key and Request Code) is saved in an HTML file on your computer. Select the Form Submit Method you want to use to send the file and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    Note: Your activation information contains important information, make note of the location where this is saved for future reference.

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  1. Once you've received your activation code, launch your Autodesk product to start the Activation Wizard and click Activate.

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  1. Select I have an activation code from Autodesk and then enter your activation code in the spaces provided.

    Note:  If you copy and paste the entire activation code into the first field it will automatically fill in all remaining fields as necessary.

    Click Next to complete your manual activation.

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