Autodesk have extended to us their usual kindness of downloading the latest version of AutoCAD® 2014, for free. The download link is at the bottom of this post.
But, as you’d expect, it’s free for 30 days only. A word of warning – if you decide to try it out, make sure that any files you work on get saved as the version of AutoCAD® that you have already – I made the mistake a few years back of upgrading to a trial version and saving my files as that version, only to later find that I could no longer work on them due to my trial licence expiring! Luckily I was due an upgrade anyway…
Click here to download AutoCAD® 2014
As with last year, Autodesk have kindly allowed us to download their latest version of AutoCAD® for free. Visit the download link at the end of this post to get your free copy of AutoCAD® 2013!
But as expected, it’s only free for a limited time. 30 days is your quota, but that’s certainly enough time to evaluate the new features that it contains.
Be careful to save your drawings using a version of AutoCAD® that you own, or you could end up in the unfortunate predicament I was in last year where I’d saved my work using an AutoCAD® trial, which of course expired leaving me with drawings I could no longer edit! Luckily I was due an upgrade anyway… but that’s a sure way to lose some work (or at least time spent recovering it!).
Click here to download AutoCAD® 2013
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Autodesk has released their first service pack for AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD® LT 2012. This pack contains fixes, and some new commands, ARRAYCLASSIC and SNAPGRIDLEGACY.
For more information about this service pack you can browse the AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD® LT 2012 Service Pack 1 documentation.
To download and install, visit the AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD® LT 2012 Service Pack 1 download page.
Very nice of Autodesk to provide us all with a free copy of AutoCAD® 2012 this year ;-). Visit the download link at the end of this post to get your copy of AutoCAD® 2012!
The only catch is, it’s only free for 30 days – but well worth the download to test out all the new features. Of course, ensure that you have sufficient system requirements to install the software first.
Another final thing to note – be mindful of the fact that you’re using a new version, which is a trial. Remember to keep your work in a format that you will still be able to open with your previous version of AutoCAD® when the trial expires. Yes, this is the voice of experience…
Click here to download AutoCAD® 2012