Autocad Download and Installation Instructions
Posted by SHeD Staff, Last modified by SHeD Staff 2 on 11 September 2018 09:39 AM

Description: Downloading Autocad software
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Autocad Download and installation instructions

Downloading the Software

Before you start the download

  • Check with your instructor to find out what version of Autocad you should be downloading
  • Disable the antivirus software
  • The installation can take up to an hour, so turn off any power settings that will cause your computer to go to sleep or hibernate

Downloading Instructions

  1. Go to this website:
  2. Locate and click on the link for Autocad
  3. You will now be at the Autocad screen
  4. Find out if the computer you will use will work with Autocad
    1. Click on the link that says System Requirements
    2. Click on the link for the Autocad version you want to download.
    3. Fill in 32 or 64 bit version
    4. Fill in language
  5. Click install to download
  6. Once the download is complete, click open download folder and double-click the downloaded file to start the install process.
  7. Antivirus software may block the installation
    1. If the antivirus software has an option to allow the software installer, choose that
    2. If there’s no option, you will need to disable your antivirus and start the install a second time
  8. The installation can take up to an hour to complete.
    1. Check to make sure the computer is not going to sleep or hibernating.
    2. Be patient

Problems with downlaod 

       If you still encounter problems, use Virtual Manager

Virtual manager is recommended when you’ve followed the proper procedure for download and the download and/or install doesn’t work.
Instructions for using Virtual Manager

For further help, click on Live Help, leave a ticket, or contact:
Student Help Desk
(541) 463-3333

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