Assigning Licenses and Accessing Autodesk Standalone Products

[fa icon="calendar"] February 05, 2021 / by Korey Gaddy

Whether you are an existing standalone seat holder adding to your seat count or a former multi-user account holder switching to standalone, this article will be of use to you. We’re going to give away the bank on what now seems like an age old and common support request of “how do I add a user and provide a seat of the software to a new standalone user”. This is a 2 fold process so listen up.

On the account management side of the house:

    1. The contract manager (also now known as primary admin) or software coordinator (now going by secondary admin) will need to have his or her Autodesk account email and password handy.
    2. Locked and loaded with your account information go to and sign in.
    3. Once in your account (3a.) click on your profile logo or image in the top right of the browser and then (3b.) click on “products and services”.

    4. Click on “by user” and (4a.) “invite users”. 4b. You can either invite a single user or click on the “invite multiple” tab for multiple users (be sure to follow the right format in the example on the dialog box for multiple users).
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    5. After inviting the user you can go to their username and assign them the software. 5a. You can also assign the software by clicking on “by product” on the left hand menu on the page. 5b. From there either select the product name or the arrow to get to the product. 5c. Click “Assign” to assign product to the user.

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From the user’s Computer:

Download the appropriate software if a new user (they can do so from with their email and created password).

    1. If existing user, log out of their Autodesk Desktop app and back in (1-1b.). If new user log in to the desktop app for the first time (1 and 1b.).

    2. Launch the software. The software should utilize your sign in from the desktop app to provide you access to the software. If asked for license type click single user and sign-in again if necessary.
    3. If you happen to be coming off of multi-user licenses and get a network error, license error or have any other issues with accessing the software, follow the steps at the link listed here.


Topics: AEC, Autodesk

Korey Gaddy

Written by Korey Gaddy

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