In the past, when you chose to download your Autodesk software, you would download some compressed files. They were traditionally sized to fit onto DVDs. When run, they would extract into C:\Autodesk, from where the installation could be run.
This has changed. Now, when you click on download, an installer downloads instead.
When run, will download the installation files to your Downloads folder.
If you want to install the software on another computer, the best method is now to zip the files. When you copy many files from computer media to computer media, it will take a long time. If there is only one file, it will copy quickly. I am using 7-Zip for this purpose.
There is a 1.5 GB compression on the 12GB folder size.
Now, you can easily copy one zipped file from computer to computer before unzipping.
Here I am copying the file to my home computer which I want to work on when home. I unzip the zip file.
As usual, when installing and activating Autodesk Software I then disable the virus protection, set the Windows User Account Control setting to a minimum, and then run the .exe file to start the installation.
In conclusion, it is still possible to download the installation files for your Autodesk Software, but you must compress them yourself to be able to copy them from computer to computer easily. In the case where you have many users, you could consider a deployment instead, and then I would advise you to work with your IT department to make sure the deployment completes successfully.
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