How to activate AutoCAD 2012 with an activation code
AutoCAD 2012 is a popular software for designing and drafting in various fields. However, to use it, you need to activate it with an activation code. An activation code is a unique alphanumeric code that authenticates your software license and allows you to use it offline or online.
In this article, we will show you how to get an activation code for AutoCAD 2012 and how to use it to activate your software.
You may need an activation code for AutoCAD 2012 if:
Youâre offline and have a perpetual license for a standalone 2020 (or earlier) product.
You have an education license and are offline.
To get an activation code, you must first get a request code. A request code is a code that you generate on your computer and then submit to Autodesk to get an activation code. To get a request code, follow these steps:
Start AutoCAD 2012 on your computer.
Click Activate on the Free Trial screen.
Select Request an activation code using an offline method and click Next.
Record the request code shown on the screen. You can also copy it to the clipboard or save it to a file.
Once you have the request code, you can go to Autodesk Product Registration and Activation website and enter your product information and request code to get an activation code. You will need to sign in with your Autodesk account or create one if you don't have one.
How to use the activation code to activate AutoCAD 2012
Once you have the activation code, you can use it to activate your AutoCAD 2012 software. To do that, follow these steps:
Return to the activation screen of AutoCAD 2012 on your computer.
Select I have an activation code from Autodesk and click Next.
Enter the activation code in the fields provided. You can also paste it from the clipboard or load it from a file.
Click Next to complete the activation process.
Congratulations! You have successfully activated your AutoCAD 2012 software. You can now use it without any limitations.
What are the features of AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD 2012 is not only a powerful software for 3D modeling, but also a versatile tool for 2D drafting and design. It has many features that can help you create and modify objects, explore and share your work, and access online resources. Here are some of the features of AutoCAD 2012:
Drawing and modifying objects
Array command is now associative. You can create rectangular, polar, or path arrays that are linked to the original objects. You can also edit the array properties and items easily.
Multifunctional grips are improved for more objects. You can use the grips to manipulate objects such as lines, arcs, dimensions, leaders, mleaders, polylines, and more.
We also can ânudgeâ selected objects to move it a few pixels or by grid snap definition. You can use the arrow keys to nudge objects in different directions.
Group is now easier to manage. You can create and edit groups from the ribbon or the context menu. You can also select group members by using filters.
We also have new value in these system variables: PICKADD and PICKAUTO. They control how objects are added to selection sets and how commands are repeated automatically.
There is also enhancement in SNAPMODE. You can now use geometric center snap to locate the center of closed polylines, regions, and circles.
NCOPY and OVERKILL are now part of AutoCAD native tools. NCOPY allows you to copy objects from nested blocks or xrefs. OVERKILL allows you to delete duplicate or overlapping objects.
Explore and share
AutoCAD 2012 also provides AutoCAD WS integration, so you can share your drawings and collaborate with your partners. You can upload your drawings to AutoCAD WS online service and access them from any web browser or mobile device.
Content explorer is pretty much like design centerâ with muscle. There are more capabilities here, includes setup the content explorer service to manage the data properly and quickly. You can use content explorer to find and insert blocks, layers, styles, xrefs, and other drawing contents from local or network folders.
Autodesk Inventor Fusion is included in AutoCAD 2012 installation. You can use it to create and edit 3D models using direct and parametric modeling techniques. You can also exchange data between AutoCAD and Inventor Fusion seamlessly.
Model documentation is a new feature that allows you to create 2D drawing views from 3D models. You can create base, projected, section, detail, and auxiliary views from AutoCAD or Inventor models. The views are associative and update automatically when the model changes.
AutoCAD 2012 has improved its help documentation with more contents and better navigation. You can access the help online or offline. You can also download updates for the help files periodically.
The help system also provides contextual tips and videos for some commands and options. You can see them on the command line or on the dynamic input tooltip.
You can also use Autodesk Exchange to access online resources such as tutorials, videos, blogs, forums, apps, and more. You can customize your Autodesk Exchange page with your favorite contents.