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License (Activate) F/X CAD 2018

 

Important: This process is time sensitive. You will need to complete the steps described on this page and submit your F/X CAD Activation Code within your 30-day trial period.

 

Licensing your F/X CAD 2018 installation requires two separate steps (instructions linked below).

 

F/X CAD 2018 is a Legacy version, and therefore requires a $50 activation fee. See our Scope of Support document for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Generate & send your Request Code

In this first portion of the licensing process, you'll generate a Request Code and send it to us by completing the following steps. Once you've generated your Request Code, you can continue to use your installation in trial mode until you receive your Activation Code.

 

 

Once you've generated your request code by completing the following instructions, please allow one to two business days to receive your Activation Code.

 

Step 1A: Prerequisites

Your F/X CAD Serial Number

 

Your F/X CAD Product Key

 

Your Land F/X Support ID

*You or your office will have received your Support ID, Serial Number, and Product Key in an email from Land F/X.

Step 1B: Open F/X CAD and start the licensing process 

 

When you open CAD, you'll see a Let's Get Started dialog box.

 

 

Click Enter a Serial Number. DO NOT click start a trial.

 

 

 

You'll now see a dialog box named Autodesk Licensing.

 

Click I agree to start the licensing process.

Is the activation screen showing up blank? A security setting in Internet Explorer may be blocking the activation. See the official Autodesk solution.

Error Message: An error has occurred in the script of this page. Solution >

Don't see the activation screen? Here's how to open it:

1. Type ABOUT in the AutoCAD Command line, and press Enter. The About dialog box will open.

2. Click Product Information. The Product License Information dialog box will open.

3. Click Activate.

 

Did the About dialog box simply disappear when you clicked Product Information? If so, simply restart CAD. You can then click Activate to begin the licensing process.

Step 1C: Autodesk Privacy Statement

 

 

On the next screen, click Activate to continue the licensing process.

Step 1D: Verify your Serial Number and Product Key

 

Double-check to ensure you've entered your Serial Number and Product Key correctly.

 

Then click Next.

You'll use the same Serial Number and Product Key on each computer where you install and license F/X CAD.

 

Step 1E: Generate your Request Code

 

Enter your Support ID, name, and email address Don't know your Land F/X Support ID? Here's how to find it!

 

Click Next to send us your Request Code.

Important: If you license and activate F/X CAD 2018 on multiple computers, note that each computer will generate a unique Request Code.

Step 1F: Request Received

 

You'll receive a message that Land F/X has received your Request Code.

 

 

Once we receive your Activation Code from Autodesk, it will be sent to the email address listed in this dialog box, which you provided above.

 

 

Click OK.

 

You can now close the screen and continue to use the software in trial mode.

Step 1G: Need to use CAD? 

 

 

Until you receive and enter your Activation Code, you'll see the dialog box pictured to the left each time you open CAD.

 

 

Click Run to use F/X CAD in Trial Mode.

 

 

***As long as you are within your 30-day trial period, you can continue to use CAD in Trial Mode until you receive your Activation Code.

Step 1H: Wait for Your Activation Code, Then Activate Your License

You should receive your Activation Code in an email from Land F/X within a day or two. You can then proceed to Step 2: Enter Your Activation Code.

 

Remember: You can continue to use F/X CAD in trial mode until you receive your Activation Code.

 

 

 

Step 2: Enter your Activation Code

Once you receive your Activation Code from us (usually within two business days after we receive your Request Code), you can complete the second and final step of licensing F/X CAD 2018, where you enter your Activation Code into the software.

 

 

You've completed the first phase of licensing F/X CAD 2018, where you generated and sent us the Request Code from your installation. You've received your Activation Code from us, and it's time to complete the licensing process by entering your Activation Code.

 

Step 2A: Prerequisites

Your F/X CAD Serial Number

 

Your F/X CAD Product Key

 

Your Land F/X Support ID

You or your office will have received your Support ID, Serial Number, and Product Key in an email from Land F/X.

Step 2B: Open F/X CAD and start the licensing process 

 

When you open F/X CAD, you should see a dialog box named Autodesk Licensing.

 

Click Activate to start the activation process.

Is the activation screen showing up blank? A security setting in Internet Explorer may be blocking the activation. See the official Autodesk solution.

Error Message: An error has occurred in the script of this page. Solution >

 

You'll use the same Serial Number and Product Key each time you license and activate F/X CAD 2018 on a different computer.

Don't see the activation screen? Here's how to open it:

1. Type ABOUT in the AutoCAD Command line, and press Enter. The About dialog box will open.

2. Click Manage License to open the License Manager window. Click

3. Click Change license type. Another confirmation dialog box will open asking you to confirm the change. Click Change.

4. The confirmation dialog will close, but the About window will remain open. Once you close it, CAD should prompt you to save your work or quit without saving.

5. Restart F/X CAD. You'll be prompted for the license type to select. Choose Enter a Serial Number. You'll then be greeted by the Autodesk Licensing page, where you can complete the activation process.

Step 2C: Verify your Serial Number and Product Key

 

 

Enter your Serial Number and Product Key. Then click Next.

Step 2D: Enter your Activation Code

 

  • Select I have an activation code from Land F/X.

 

 

  • Copy and paste your Activation Code into the first box, as pictured to the right. You'll have received your Activation Code in an email from Land F/X.

 

When you copy and paste your entire Activation Code into the first box, the code will populate the rest of the boxes.

 

  • Click Next.

F/X CAD Frozen: 

Is F/X CAD freezing when you try to activate it? Solution >

Step 2E: Thank you for activating

 

 

Once you've activated successfully, you'll see the Thank You For Activating screen. Click Finish to complete the activation process.

Congrats!

You've successfully activated F/X CAD 2018! 

 

Once you complete you installation, you can manage your F/X CAD licenses and find your Activation Codes in the License Manager screen.

 

 

Last modified on Jun 01, 2020

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