Ordering AutoCAD 2020
When you order AutoCAD LT online form AxonWare - you'll get your serial number and link (usually within 12 hrs weekdays).
This new scheme from Autodesk allows you to use AutoCAD LT for 12 months.
(You can no longer purchase a perpetual license outright)
Flash Sale on LT
For a limited time you can buy a new AutoCAD LT 12 month subscription form AxonWare. Hurry this is a limited time offer!
Benefits of Desktop 12 Month License
• You are always on the latest current version
• If an employee leaves you dont have to renew that license
• You only pay for what you really need
• No big capital outlay
Why pay a big capital outlay for a perpetual license that will be old in a few months. Autodesk will no longer offer upgrade pricing at all. The only way to move to a current version would be subscription renewal or this 12 month license.
• Easier to manage your licenses.
(Dont have to go hunting for old serial numbers when you want to upgrade). Log back into your account to retrieve your license.
• Say you upgrade your PC to a new operating system - be confident you are not on an old version that doesnt work
If you hire someone new - you can add additional licenses of the new version easily (all of the team on the same versions)
• Your accountant will love you. If you buy plant & machinery it usually has to to be depreciated over 8 years.
However a desktop subscription (rental) for 12 month would normally be expensed to the P&L in the year you buy.
• Home use rights
• Previous version usage rights (if you prefer)
AutoCAD LT Overview
AutoCAD LT drafting and detailing software delivers the powerhouse 2D documentation,
collaboration and productivity tools that you need, on both Windows and Mac platforms. With
a focus on ease and efficiency, AutoCAD LT builds on feature advances with
enhancements so intuitive that you will wonder how you worked without them. Create drawings
using the latest DWG technology for file format compatibility and reliability. Further advance
the way you work by extending your desktop to store, share and access designs seamlessly
synced to Autodesk Cloud. And with AutoCAD® WS web and mobile application, you can use
mobile devices to connect to and collaborate with colleagues virtually anywhere.
When does a Desktop Subscription begin?
The Desktop Subscription begins when you receive the order confirmation email.
What is a Named User, and who can be assigned?
A Named User is one who is assigned to use a Desktop Subscription license.
Users are assigned based on their Autodesk ID, which is associated with
that individual’s email address and gives them access to Desktop Subscription
software and benefits. Named Users can't share their Autodesk IDs with others,
and they must be an employee or on-site contractor. Consult the Autodesk
Subscription Terms and Conditions for more information.
Named User Reassignment
As employees join or leave your company, you may need to reassign Desktop
Subscription software to another user. Reassigning the Named User is
permitted, subject to Autodesk
Subscription Terms and Conditions.
After I purchase Desktop Subscription, how do I get started?
Step 1: Sign In
After your purchase, you'll receive an email with a link to the Autodesk
Account sign in page. Login using your username and password (or the temporary username and password created for you).
Step 2: Access Products & Services
After you sign in, click "Account" in the top navigation to land on the
Products & Services page. This page includes all products and services you
have purchased as an administrator and/or are entitled to use as an end user.
Locate your software in the list to find options for downloading and
installing. This is also where you'll access cloud services. You will need to
login using your Autodesk ID the first time you launch the product.
Step 3: Track Cloud Credits usage
To view your shared or individual cloud credits usage, click on "Reporting" in
the left navigation. In the Usage Report by Contract, expand the contract to
view the breakdown of usage per Service and export a detailed .CSV report of
all cloud credits used by date. If you need more credits, click "Get more
cloud credits" to go to the Autodesk Store to purchase 100-packs;
alternatively, you can contact your Autodesk reseller to purchase more.
Does the software included with Desktop Subscription require an internet
connection to work?
For the initial installation and login, an internet connection is
required. After installation, the software will work offline for up to 30
days, at which point you must connect to the internet to continue. You will
be reminded 7 days prior to having to connect to the internet in order to
continue using the software. An internet connection is required in order to
access cloud services.
Does the Desktop Subscription software sit in the cloud or on my desktop?
Desktop Subscription software is installed on the desktop in the same manner
as traditional perpetual-license, desktop products; it does not run in the
cloud. Many Desktop Subscription offerings include access to cloud services
that are not installed on your desktop; for example, rendering. Cloud
services do run in the cloud and require an internet connection.
As an administrator, how do I give other users access and track cloud credit
For more information on about assigning and managing users, usage reports,
tracking cloud credits, and more, please visit theSubscription
Where do files created using Desktop Subscription software reside?
Files and projects created with Desktop Subscription software are saved
locally. Although an actively licensed Autodesk software product is required
to open and edit files, you retain all your local data.
Is there any difference between files created with Desktop Subscription
software versus those created with perpetual-license software?
No, there is no difference between files created with a perpetual license or
Desktop Subscription version of a product. They are 100% compatible with
What happens to data stored in the cloud if a Desktop Subscription is not renewed or is
Cloud storage continues until the end of the billing cycle, at which point
all documents stored in the cloud remain available for an additional 30
days. If your subscription has expired you can continue to access and view
existing designs and files during this period, but you will not be able to
edit or add information to the files. After 30 days, your account will
revert to the free offering and cloud storage limitations will be reduced
from 25GB to 5GB.
What is AutoCAD Lt?
AutoCAD LT is the 2D design and drafting software used by design professionals who require full DWG file format compatibility but do not require 3D or need to customize their software through automation.
AutoCAD LT software lets you design, visualize and document your ideas clearly and efficiently. Autodesk redesigned the user interface of AutoCAD LT software to accelerate tasks, allow commands to be easily found and help rapidly train new users.
AutoCAD LT from Autodesk helps customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media and wireless data services fields increase the value of their digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire project lifecycle management processes.
Alternative CAD Software?
• VectorWorks Architect
Many firms are choosing this as a low cost alternative to AutoCAD. Reports so far have been quite good. There is a free trial download on our site.
Useful AutoCAD LT 2019 Resources
• Autocad Prices / Costs
Integration with Autodesk 360
Advance the way you work with Autodesk® 360 cloud-enabled
services. With AutoCAD LT, you can automatically store
design files online and access them from almost anywhere.
Review and mark up 2D DWF™ files through a web browser or
with a mobile device. And with cloud storage, you can easily
share files, keep track of file updates and invite others to
comment on designs. Using the customization sync feature in
AutoCAD LT, you can make your custom settings and files
available on any computer via your Autodesk 360 account.
Benefit: Extend your desktop with the cloud computing capacity of
AutoCAD LT for Mac® Software Brings Powerhouse
Drafting Tools to the Mac
Providing native support for DWG technology, AutoCAD LT
for Mac helps you to more accurately and efficiently document
and share designs. With the robust tools you expect from
AutoCAD LT—along with an intuitive Mac OS® X interface, using
features such as Multi-Touch Gestures and Cover Flow—it’s easier
than ever to create design documentation on your platform of
choice. Boost productivity with the help of timesaving capabilities
such as associative arrays, object snaps, xref support (including
PDF) and the Project Manager. Licensing entitlements give you
the flexibility to activate either the Windows or Mac version of
AutoCAD LT, regardless of which OS version you purchased.
Benefit: Flexibility to work on your preferred operating system.
Web-based Collaboration with AutoCAD® WS
AutoCAD LT provides built-in access to AutoCAD WS, the
free web and mobile application that enables you to view, edit
and share DWG files with a web browser or mobile device. With
the tools on the Online tab, you can upload drawings directly
to your AutoCAD WS account, view a timeline of changes to
previously posted files, read your AutoCAD WS messages and
print drawings directly from AutoCAD WS—all from within
Benefit: Streamlined collaboration with colleagues and clients.
Support for the Latest Format, Hardware and Operating
AutoCAD LT software introduces an updated file format to
accommodate technology and performance improvements in
the software. AutoCAD LT is compatible with all previous
versions of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD drafting software and
allows you to save drawings in a wide variety of other formats,
ranging back to R14 DWG and R12 DXF™. Also, the DWG
technology used by AutoCAD LT is shared by the industry specific
versions of AutoCAD, maximizing compatibility and
interoperability. AutoCAD LT is supported on the latest
Windows®-based workstations, including those with 64-bit
processors and the Windows 7 operating system, while AutoCAD
LT for Mac is supported on Mac OS X Lion.
Benefit: Confidence in the compatibility and stability of your
hardware and software.
Improved User Interaction
The AutoCAD LT user interface is even more intuitive and easier to use. In addition to multifunctional
grips, contextual ribbon tabs help put commands at your fingertips. When you start certain commands
or select certain objects, the relevant commands and objects automatically appear at the top of the
screen. Even the familiar command line offers more functionality and configuration options in AutoCAD
LT , including auto-complete of command names and system variables and clickable options within
Benefit: Spend less time searching for commands and features.
Additional Functionality from AutoCAD® Software
AutoCAD LT includes useful features that previously were available only in the AutoCAD full version.
The Sheet Set Manager (Project Manager in AutoCAD LT for Mac) organizes your drawing sets and
keeps them up to date. With it you can manage layout views, detail titles and scales and sheet names and
numbers from a single palette. The Delete Duplicates command cleans up drawings by removing redundant
and unneeded geometry. And the Nested Copy tool enables you to copy items out of blocks or external
references directly into your current drawings.
Benefit: Better drawing management, cleaner documents and more flexibility when working with blocks
Associative arrays add timesaving functionality by enabling better maintenance of relationships between
objects, like windows on a building or trusses on a bridge. You can edit a single, associative array more
easily: change the spacing or number of rows or columns, adjust the path shape and even modify or remove
individual items without affecting the overall associativity. In AutoCAD LT a contextual ribbon tab
available during array creation makes the command even easier to use. New properties for path arrays
enable you to specify whether to maintain a fixed number of objects, or to automatically adjust the count
based on path length and item spacing.
Benefit: Easier exploration of design concepts and faster modification of arrayed objects.
PDF Underlay Support and Improved Output
Use PDF files as underlays in your drawings just as you would any other supported file type. If the PDF is
vector-based, you can use object snaps to locate new objects relative to geometry in the underlay. You can
also create high-quality PDF files from your drawings, with high resolution, low file size and searchable
Benefit: More options for collaboration and higher quality when sharing PDF files.
AutoCAD LT 2019 System Requirements
See Autodesk website for any new v2019 updated requirements
Windows® 8 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition, Windows® 7
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition, or Windows XP®
Professional or Home edition (SP3 or later) operating system
For Windows 7 and Windows 8: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual-core
processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
2 GB RAM
4 GB free disk space for installation
1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or later web browser
Install from download or DVD
For 64-bit AutoCAD LT
Windows 8 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition, Windows 7 Enterprise,
Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition, or Windows XP Professional
edition (SP2 or later)
AMD Athlon™ 64 with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron™ processor with SSE2
technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support with SSE2
technology, or Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology
2 GB RAM
4 GB free disk space for installation
1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
Install from download or DVD
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