Find Serial Numbers and Product Keys in Autodesk Account: Your Serial Number and Product Key are displayed in your Autodesk Account in the product tray on the Products & Services page and also again in the Software Download window. Note about serial number visibility in Autodesk Account: Only account administrators, such as Contract Managers and Software Coordinators, and Named Users with assigned software benefits will see serial numbers in Autodesk Account. You are the account administrator if you purchased a software subscription using your Autodesk Account or were assigned the role of Contract Manager or Software Coordinator by your company. If you do not see the software you wish to activate in your Autodesk account or see the message "Contact your admin for serial numbers," you need to contact the contract administrator. Only an administrator can assign you as a Named User or End User and give you permissions to download and activate the software.
If, for whatever reason, you cannot locate your product key, there is another method: 1. Using your installation media, (USB key, DVD, download folder, etc.) navigate to the location of the setup.exe file for your Autodesk product. 2. In that folder, look for a file named MID.txt, MID01.txt, MID02.txt or some variation on that name. 3. Open this file in notepad and verify that the product name is what you expected it to be. 4. The first five characters of the part number should also be the product key for that product.
i. Uninstall, reboot, and install from a non-suite download. On each machine with the older Suites, you will need to uninstall each base product that is being replaced. Review this blog and look at the bonus section at the end.ii. Get one machine up and running using uninstall/reinstall and then use our blog to reinstall the products taken off, and reactivate using the sign in process outlined above. This step is REQUIRED since the product keys for the software are fixed in the ProductInformation.pit file and cannot be changed after activation. You must uninstall the products, so you can go back through the activation and put in the correct product key when re-activating, or see next step.
Currently, there are two options available to try SOLIDWORKS for free. The first option is through MySolidWorks which offers an online product trial of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS Premium, all from within your browser. You can upload and download files from your local machine and access a variety of part files, assembly files and drawing sample files. Once you sign up for an account, you can access the trial for a total of two hours with an option to extend the trial for two additional hours. 2b1af7f3a8