I had a student's license for AutoCAD 2011 PC and was running it on BootCamp on my MacBook Pro, when the license suddenly expired prematurely ( was suposed to go to 2014). Autodesk Customer Support gave me many new activation codes to try to reactive, but all were unsuccessful.
I was told by Autodesk that I could download the student MAC version for free, so I removed the PC partition and downloaded AutoCAD 2012 for Mac. During the installation process, I get up to the Install window but when I copy/paste the Serial and Product key #'s emailed to me by Autodesk I get the following message " "The Serial Number or Product Key don't Match". and can't move on. What can I do?
This may be caused by a known issue with the 900- student serial number and the AutoCAD for Mac 2012 software which was resolved in the most current software build.
Can you please install the software in trial mode and then proceed with the standard activation process when opening the program / given the open to activate or continue using the trial and let us know if it gets around the invalid serial number issue?