How to install AutoCAD
AutoCAD installation is pretty straightforward, but it is important to pay attention to settings when installing.
Here I’ll give you brief walkthrough throughout the install variants and settings of Stand-Alone install.
Chose Country, if listed.
Accept the agreement.
Set Licence Type to Stand-Alone, enter Serial Number and Product key.
“Lass is more.”
If you want your AutoCAD to work as fast as possible and with minimum bugs, check ONLY those components that you really mean to use.
Preparation tool for modeling.
• Source data: Laser Scanners only.
• Visualize Real Views in your A360 account
Could be useful as free DWG viewer, but there’s much better free software for that.
Useless if you install AutoCAD and do not use Laser Scanner.
Autodesk 360 desktop companion:
- Mostly useless if you do not use 360
- Has bugs
If you must install it, disable it from auto starting by default.
AutoCAD 360 is free CAD software that allows you to view, edit, and share drawings from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
I find it useless unless absolutely necessary in work environment. Free version sucks anyway...
Setup AutoCAD itself...
Exchange App Manager and its plug-in:
-Those are interesting for Exchange has a lot of interesting add-ons
-I install it on test machines, not on work one.
Make your own choices about the rest.
You can select to install SP now or you can install it later.
If you use cracked AutoCAD, do not install SP now!
You can install it after cracking AutoCAD after install.
SP1 and SP2 work with crack.
By all means do install SP even on cracked AutoCAD. It does solve a lot of bugs!!!
Click Install and wait until finished.
The error at the end of installation process is stupidity as I did not install Application Manager and its plug-in.