To save costs and allow users faster access to the Autodesk products they are now released as digital downloads, but for users with a poor internet connection you can still get access to physical copies. The physical copies are available for a small charge and can be requested by the contact manger from the Autodesk account, select the product and from the more actions menu select Get a physical copy.
If you are installing for a single user, the install now option quickly starts the download to get you up and running.
For larger practices that need to install on several computers or that would like to create a deployment, you can still download the installation files by scrolling to the bottom of the product list and clicking the get software button.
From here you can select the version and use the browser download option from the pull down to download the product and copy this to a USB drive, network share or create the deployment saving many hours downloading for each install.
While most users are keen to get started with the new features of the latest products, some users on longer term projects need to retain access to older products for compatibility or collaboration purposes. Autodesk provide access to previous versions for current subscription customers.
For network and multi user products the license file will contain the current and three previous versions.
For standalone products access to previous versions for customers that have a current subscription. To access the serials and enable the previous versions sign in to the Autodesk account as the contract manager.
Click on management at the top and select the product from the list.
Click the > to view the product and click the get serial number. The serial number will be generated and be the same for all versions but the product key is different. You can the install or activate the previous version.