Autodesk Download Manager and Download Now Method

June 9, 2020 IMAGINiT Technologies

Issue:

How to install Autodesk applications using the Download Now method with the Autodesk Download manager.

Solution:
Log into your Autodesk Account and go to All Products and Services in the left panel menu.
Select the product you want downloaded.

Select View All to change the Download Method from the default Install Now method to Download Now.

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This will download the AutodeskDownloadManager_webinstall.exe file. Typically, you can find this at the bottom of your web browser window or in your Downloads folder. If you are prompted to save the file then first select Save.

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Then run the .exe by clicking the file from the bottom of your web browser or from the location where you saved the file. This will download and then start the install of the Download Manager.

Select “I Agree” to continue with the install.

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Once the Download Manager install is completed, it will prompt to pick a location to save your Autodesk application download. In the Save Download window, it is recommended that you keep the default location as C:\Autodesk. This downloaded folder can be moved to a USB, external drive, or network location later on.

Select OK.

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The download will of your Autodesk software will begin.

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Once the download is complete, the software installation should start automatically.
In the setup window select the Install option.

Example for AutoCAD Architecture 2021:

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If the download completes but the software install does not automatically begin, select “Install” in the Autodesk Download Manager.

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If you want to install at a later time or have exited out of the Download Manager:

• Browse to the location (default is C:\Autodesk) the installation media was saved.
• Find the folder you downloaded.
• Open the folder and look for Setup.exe.
• Right click on the Setup.exe to “Run as administrator”.
• This will start the install of your Autodesk application and bring up the same setup window with the Install option.

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