Install Updates, Add-ons, and Enhancements
The Autodesk desktop app is a desktop component that is installed with Microsoft Windows-based Autodesk products (2017 and later). It delivers product updates, new releases, and security patches to subscribers.
Note: The Autodesk desktop app replaced the previous in-product update components and the Autodesk Application Manager. The Application Manager was discontinued in March 2016.
The Autodesk Desktop App delivers updates and security patches to all 2015 and later versions of Microsoft Windows-based Autodesk products. Additionally, individual users can download full products from this app depending if the account administrator restricts the permissions in the associated Autodesk Account.
The Desktop App provides updates based on the status of the licenses. When a hotfix, service pack or security patch becomes available, the Autodesk Desktop App displays an alert in the desktop system tray.
Click the link in the notification to display details about the update.
The Autodesk desktop app collects usage information to help Autodesk provide a better experience. The collected information is used as described in the Autodesk Privacy Statement. The following information is collected:
When signed out of the Autodesk desktop app:
Signing out does not prevent the Autodesk desktop app from delivering subscription-only updates.
If you uninstall the Autodesk desktop app and want to reinstall it, you can download it from this site, Autodesk Desktop App.
While the Autodesk desktop app provides a simplified access experience, assigned users can also download software and updates from their Autodesk Account. It is preferable to manage your updates, new product releases, and other benefits through Autodesk Account if:
You use Mac and Linux operating systems
You manage products with multi-user access (network license) and you need to download software for deployments
To plan and prioritize network deployments, download product update descriptions to a spreadsheet.