Installation for individuals

Download methods

Select the download method that best suits your installation type.

Method Install now (called Install for students and educators) for 2019 releases and later Customised install (2022 releases and later) Browser download (called Download for students and educators) Download now (available to educational institutions, but not to students and educators)
For multiple installations No Yes Yes Yes
OS Windows Windows Windows
Mac OS
Windows
When to use To download and install fast

To download, install and authenticate in one session on a single computer.

(Default method for the Autodesk desktop app)

To install products with customised settings or to create deployments

To download an installer with multiple products or with customised product settings.

To create a deployment for 2022 and later product releases.

To install on macOS or deploy to multiple devices

To deploy to multiple devices.

(The only method available for macOS products)

To download and install later or when browser download fails

If you have issues downloading large files using the browser method.

(The recommended method for downloading all files and installing or deploying later)

Download utility Uses Install Now, which downloads during installation. Uses the Custom Install tool in Autodesk Account. Uses standard browser download features. Uses the Autodesk Download Manager (DLM).
Warnings Disable pop-up blockers. Disable pop-up blockers. Disable pop-up blockers. Disable pop-up blockers.
More information

Select the components you want to install quickly.

Downloads during installation.

Select the components and product settings you want before you download.

Starts installation after all files are downloaded and decompressed. You can cancel installation and run set-up.exe later.

Uses more disc space than other installers.

Downloads a complete installation package.

Can be broken into multiple file downloads.

Files are decompressed to a separate folder after download (Windows).

Downloads and decompresses files to an installation folder.

Starts installation after all files are downloaded and decompressed. You can cancel installation and run set-up.exe later.

Eliminates the decompression step required by Windows browser downloads.