When you first run your software, you'll probably be able to use it right away. That's because authentication of your product takes place automatically. Normally, there's nothing more to do to activate your software.
However, in some cases, you may see a Let's Get Started window asking for information about your license. You are asked to select between three options to identify your license type and provide related information.
Here are the three options presented by Let's Get Started. The exact wording depends upon the product version.
- Sign in with your Autodesk ID, or Single-user, or Sign in. Just sign in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com.
Make sure Autodesk ID you are using to sign in is already assigned a seat of license by primary or secondary admin. If not, refer to Autodesk Account User Management and request admin to give access first.
- Use a network license, or Multi-user. Select this option if your software is stored on a network of computers. You may be asked for more information about your network license.
- Enter a serial number. Select this option if you received a serial number with your software. You can find your serial number under Products and Services in Autodesk Account.
Note: For 2020 and later products, you can sign in such that a serial number is not required.