Free Online Trial
Register and start using the free* download of AutoCAD LT® software.
Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2014 software will be available soon. But you can try AutoCAD LT 2013 now.
*Free product trials are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software.
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Accessing the trial
There are two options for accessing the AutoCAD LT trial from the internet.
Who can use the AutoCAD LT 2013 or AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac trial?
Any person who lives in the United States or Canada can use the AutoCAD LT trial.
How many people can use the AutoCAD LT 2013 trial?
Only one AutoCAD LT 2013 trial is allowed per computer.
When does the AutoCAD LT 2013 30-day trial begin?
The AutoCAD LT 2013 trial runs for 30 consecutive calendar days from the moment you first run the application. To run the AutoCAD LT trial download, double-click the icon on your desktop or launch the application from your Windows® Start menu. On Mac double-click the icon in the Applications folder.
The online test drive trial will automatically launch after the install is complete. After the first use, to run the AutoCAD LT 2013 online trial, double-click the Autodesk trial player icon on your desktop or launch it from your Windows start menu.
Can I extend my AutoCAD LT 2013 trial beyond the 30 days or sign up again for another 30 days?
No, only one 30-day period of the AutoCAD LT 2013 trial is possible per computer.
What version of the trial can I download?
How to Purchase
How can I convert my downloaded trial to a full commercial license?
The downloaded AutoCAD LT 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac trial builds are the same as the full commercial products, so you can easily authorize and convert your AutoCAD LT trial version into a permanent license version. Use the product serial number located on purchased physical media or a serial number purchased from the Autodesk Online Store to activate your software. There is no need to uninstall the trial and install purchased media – you can simply convert the software already installed on your computer.
If you choose to use the online version of the AutoCAD LT trial, you will need to download and install the software upon purchase.
Do I have to uninstall the downloaded trial application before I install a purchased license of AutoCAD LT 2013?
You can convert a trial installed on your computer to product commercial license by visiting the Autodesk Online Store. A serial number will be emailed to you after license purchase. If you do not activate the trial, it is recommended that you uninstall the trial prior to installing a purchased license of AutoCAD LT 2013 software.
Can I run AutoCAD LT 2013 side-by-side on my computer with AutoCAD LT 2012/2011/2010 or other previously licensed Autodesk software?
Yes, AutoCAD LT 2013 is designed to run side-by-side with other AutoCAD LT releases, enabling you to make a smooth transition to the new AutoCAD LT release. The migration features of AutoCAD LT 2013 (not available for Mac) can help you make a smooth transition to the new release by automatically migrating customized menus, hatch patterns, linetypes, and command aliases.
Will I lose access to any data from my current AutoCAD LT software while I use the trial?
No. Installing and running the AutoCAD LT 2013 trial will not affect data or your other software. The previous installations and data will not be affected even if you choose to migrate the settings from a previous version of AutoCAD LT to your AutoCAD LT 2013 trial installation.
Will any data that I create in the AutoCAD LT 2013 trial be useable in previous versions of AutoCAD LT?
AutoCAD LT 2013 software introduces an updated file format to accommodate technology and performance improvements in the software. AutoCAD LT 2013 can open drawings created with previous versions of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD software, and enables you to save drawings in a wide variety of other formats, ranging back to R14 DWG and R12 DXFTM formats. Most data created in AutoCAD LT 2013 is backwards-compatible, although some new object types are not supported in previous versions. When the file is opened in an earlier version, these objects could be represented by proxy objects, which have reduced functionality compared to the original object. Saving a file as a previous DWG™ format, such as 2007, and reopening the file in AutoCAD LT 2013 will not cause any compatibility issues.
What resources are available to help me get started using my AutoCAD LT 2013 30-day trial?
Multiple resources are available whether you are familiar with AutoCAD LT software and would like an introduction to the latest release, or are new to AutoCAD LT. These resources include:
Getting Started Videos: a series of videos designed specifically to help new users get started, available in-product via the welcome screen.
Access to videos, tutorials, user discussion forums, and more for users of all experience levels
For general product information or questions about AutoCAD LT 2013 software.
Search the AutoCAD LT discussion groups, to get help from experienced AutoCAD LT users.