How to find Product Key for Autodesk Products
Ever since the launch of Autodesk Suites, there has been a lot more confusion about how to input product keys for various autodesk products. The information below, will help you understand how one software using a product key will differ when under Suites.
Product keys are used to differentiate products that are both sold independently and sold as part of a product suite. For example, a user installing AutoCAD 2013 would use product key 001E1 while a user installing Autodesk Product Design Suite 2013 (which includes AutoCAD 2013) would use product key 783E1. The same AutoCAD is in both software packages but the product key differentiates one package from the other.
Following the video below gives you more information:
The serial number and product key for your Autodesk software can be found in a variety of locations, depending on how you obtained your product.
If you have physical media, you’ll see the serial number and product key printed on the label of the box.
This example shows the label from an Autodesk Education Master Suite for 2011 but the location and format will be similar for 2010 and later products. So, if you are installing from a DVD or USB key, the first place to look for this information is on the product packaging.
If you’re a Subscription Customer, you can find this information in the “Contract Administration” section of the Subscription Center. Log into the Subscription Center, click “Contract Administration” > “Coverage Report”. Once you’re looking at the Subscription Coverage Reports, pick your contract number and you will see your serial number and product keys listed under the “Products” section.
Autodesk Education Community
If you participate in the Autodesk Education Community, you can find this information by logging in and locating the product in question. If you have not already downloaded the product, picking the download button will start the download and will display the products serial number and product key.
If you have already downloaded the product and just need to know the serial number and product key, pick the “Get Serial” button for your product to have it display this information.
The image given below is just an example
Online Autodesk Store
If you ordered your product using the online Autodesk store, the serial number and product key will be provided in the “Order Details” confirmation screen after the purchase, as well as the subsequent “Thank You” e-mail that you will receive after the purchase process is complete.
If, for whatever reason, you cannot locate your product key, there is another method:
- Using your installation media, (USB key, DVD, download folder, etc.) navigate to the location of the setup.exe file for your Autodesk product.
- In that folder, look for a file named MID.txt, MID01.txt, MID02.txt or some variation on that name.
- Open this file in notepad and verify that the product name is what you expected it to be.
- The first five characters of the part number should also be the product key for that product.
Product Name: Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013
Platform: Windows XP/Vista/Win7
Part Number: 783E1
You can also request this information here by selecting the “Registration or Activation of a Product” here: