What does my Autodesk Desktop App do for me


You have seen it in every Autodesk installation that you have done.   Installing Desktop App.  What is it and how can it help you?

Autodesk Desktop App allows you to do the following

  • Stay Current
  • Get Access
  • Take Control

The Autodesk Desktop App will always show what the latest version of the software is including updates and hotfixes.

If you look at the above image you will see a few software packages that I have access to.  For 3ds Max, I have the option to select my serial number.  I have the readme which informs me of any bug fixes or improvements that have been included in the update or hotfix.  If I click on the accept terms and conditions, the Install button will become available and  I will be able to install straight from my Desktop App.  No searching on the internet for the download link, this brings the download direct to you.  Under Advance Steel, you will see installed.  I already have it.

If you select the button with the arrow pointing down you will have access to the available updates or hotfixes to your software that you have already installed.  This will not show software that is currently not installed.

Below the update software button you will see the symbols for the software that you have installed.  For example below you will see that I have clicked on the AutoCAD Electrical button and it just shows me available updates for that software.

Below the updates you have direct links to the software that you are currently on for the Autodesk Knowledge Network, Blogs, Forums and idea station.

So there you have it.  Not just a pretty face but functional too.