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The Well-Oiled Machine – Installing and Managing Your Subscription, Part 2: Tuesday Tips With Lynn

Lynn Allen
January 31, 2017

Last week we explored the AutoCAD License Manager, and this week I want to expand on another innovation that works side-by-side with it. Let’s dive right into the Autodesk Desktop App!

Autodesk Desktop App

This is a biggie: One of the first changes you’ll notice after installing AutoCAD 2017 is the new Autodesk Desktop App.

FYI: This window automatically displays after installation, and a shortcut for the app is also installed on your desktop and taskbar. Make sure to sign in to your Autodesk account to get the most value out of the app.

“What kind of value?” you’re probably asking. Well, the Autodesk Desktop App delivers security patches and updates for all Autodesk products (2015-2017). It’s subscription-aware, and delivers updates and learning content for all products under subscription. If you like staying safe and up-to-date, then this is the one-click way to do it!

Autodesk Desktop App

Wondering if you’ve missed a service pack? Don’t! When any type of update becomes available, a notification will appear on the system tray. Just launch the Autodesk Desktop App to get more info on the update and install the update if desired.

More Tuesday Tips

Come back next week for tips on 3D printing, and don’t forget to check out the full Tuesday Tips with Lynn series in the meantime. Want it all in one place? Register to download the Best of Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks!

Heidi’s Perspective

Looking for more on the Autodesk Desktop App? Don’t miss Heidi Hewett’s write-up!

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Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 22 years she has written a column for Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines” and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos –“Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”. Lynn started using Autodesk® software over 25 years ago, and taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years before joining Autodesk. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Lynn is always one of the highest rated speakers and host of Autodesk University®. The author of three AutoCAD books, her latest is entitled AutoCAD Professional Tips and Techniques.

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