How to Register and Activate AutoCAD

After AutoCAD is installed, you can initiate the registration process by launching the product. When you launch AutoCAD, the Product Activation wizard is displayed. Follow the directions in the Product Activation wizard to register the product.

Make sure you have your product serial number available. You cannot register and activate AutoCAD without it.

NoteIf you are upgrading from an earlier release of AutoCAD, use your new serial number when you register and activate the new release.

For more information about registering AutoCAD, see Register and Activate AutoCAD.