Revit Architecture Services & Support - How to prepare your system before installing Autodesk software
You have just purchased an Autodesk software license and want to install and use your product to imagine, design and create a better world.
Before you begin your installation, it is important that you first prepare your system. Preparing your system is essential to a smooth and successful installation of your Autodesk product and consists of five simple tasks. Click on the tasks below for further explanation.
- Check System Requirements
- Get Administrator Permissions
- Install System Updates and Exit Applications
- Download Software or Insert Media
- Review Documentation
Check System Requirements
Before purchasing an Autodesk software license you should always confirm that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for that product. This includes minimum RAM, minimum free disk space and supported operating systems. You can check the system requirements for all Autodesk products by visiting Autodesk System Requirements Services & Support.
Get Administrator Permissions
The next step in preparing your system for installation is to confirm that you have administrative rights on your computer. You can check this for most Windows systems by clicking Manage User Accounts from the User Accounts file in Control Panel. If you have any questions about this you should contact your system administrator.
Install System Updates and Exit Applications
Install all system updates and restart your computer so your installation is not interrupted by any automatic operating system update notifications. Also, make sure to exit all applications that may be running on your system. Some applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, can interfere with the installation process so it is a good idea to close all other running applications.
Download Software or Insert Media
To launch the main installation screen, you must first download your software (for digital products) or insert the physical media you received (for boxed products) into your computer and then click on the Autodesk setup executable file.
- The executable file will have the extension ".exe" and will usually include the Autodesk product name and version in the title.
- Physical media may come on a DVD/CD or a USB drive. Simply insert this into your computer and click on the executable file mentioned above.