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Updated by Tracy King on Oct 24, 2023
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Autodesk Civil 3D is the most extensively used software among the civil engineers of the world. Most of the infrastructure we see around is probably planned with Autodesk Civil 3D at some point. All the buildings, airports, railways, roads, houses, hotels, and any other infrastructure we see has at least some part of it planned using the software. Such is the reach and extent to which this software is popular. Autodesk Civil 3D is quite a necessary software, and it is pretty expensive to buy. This is the comprehensive functionality that the software has to offer and the set of unique features it provides.

When you buy a license key/product key for the software, it becomes essential to keep them safe and in place with you, as failure to present the key while registering the software will not let you activate it. We often come across instances when we lose a license key to a product but have the product registered on our computer at the moment. In such a case, you should try and get the key from the software, as getting the license key back from the company is a long and tedious process where it may take weeks, and you may need to present several proofs of purchase.

This article will solve the problem for you and provide you with methods to find Autodesk Civil 3D serial number and product key. Make sure you read this article till the end since each step is essential here. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Method 1. Using Orca MSI Editing Tool Step 1. Download the Orca MSI editing tool...Full steps
Method 2. Using Registry Method Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win+R key...Full steps
Method 3. Try EaseUS Key Finder to Find Serial Number And Product Key Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS Key Finder on the PC...Full steps

How to Find Your Serial Number and Product Key (Manual Methods)

The cost of an annual Autodesk Civil 3D license is almost $2.5k, and the product key for something as expensive is undoubtedly not worth misplacing. So here are some of the methods you can follow to retrieve the lost Serial number and product key from the AutoDesk Civil 3D software itself.

Method 1. Using Orca MSI Editing Tool

The Orca MSI editing tool is software that is natively provided by the Windows SDK and allows you to edit the MSI files for any software installed on your computer. MSI files are generally the files used by Windows OS to store and create a database. There is a separate database for each app. In this method, you access the app database for Autodesk civil 3D and then extract the product key and serial number from there.

Oracle MSI Editing tool to find product key

Here are the steps to do so:

Step 1. Download the Orca MSI editing tool, which is exclusively available with the Windows SDK, so for that, you need first to install the Windows SDK and then install the Orca.exe file.

Step 2. Once you install and open the Orca MSI editing tool, navigate the Autodesk MSI file. It should usually be available in the x64/acadcivil3d directory.

Step 3. Right-click on the file and select the Edit with Orca option. Click on the property table from the left pane and use the Find and search option.

Step 4. In the Find and search, search ProductCode.

Step 5. The product code will be visible in the value section.

Method 2. Using Registry Method

Autodesk Civil 3D Key Registry

Alternatively, you can use Registry editor in Windows to get the Product key for Autodesk Civil 3D. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win+R key.

Step 2. Type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

Step 3. After opening registry editor, navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\UPI2

Step 4. You will find the product key for Autodesk Civil 3D in this path.

Step 5. Copy and note it somewhere.

Please understand that both methods are highly complicated and should be used if you are an expert with PC. We suggest you use safer and more efficient software to find Autodesk Civil 3D serial numbers and product keys.

Method 3. Try EaseUS Key Finder to Find Serial Number and Product Key

EaseUS has been making excellent quality and productive software for multiple decades. The company that started its operations in 2004 has a great range of practical and easy-to-use software. One such software is the EaseUS Key Finder which will make it as easy as anything to find the Autodesk Civil 3D product key. You can use this software for multiple purposes.

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7

With EaseUS Key Finder, you can find keys or licenses for any software installed on your computer. On top of that, you can even find a Windows license key registered on your computer. Steps are listed below:

Step 1. Click "Application" tab under "Registry Key".

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Step 2. View Applications Registry Keys on the right panel. EaseUS Key Finder will show all keys of installed software. Copy the targeted serial numbers. Also, you can click "Print" or "Save".

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The EaseUS Key Finder works flawlessly with Microsoft office, all adobe products, all versions of Windows, Windows Server, My SQL, and many more.

Forgot the Wi-fi password but still connected to it? No worries!!! The EaseUS Key Finder recovers that for you as well. You can also check the usernames and passwords saved on Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser with this application.

Among all the methods listed in this article, using EaseUS Key Finder is the safest method.  Here is the complete list of supported software:

  • Windows - Support Win7/8/8.1/10/11, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019/2022.
  • Office - Support Office 2007-2019.
  • Adobe - Support all Adobe products.
  • SQL Server - Support 2005/2008/2012/2014 version.
  • Others: Wifi password, Chrome, Edge, and other browsers.


In this article, we talked about how you can retrieve the product key and serial number for Autodesk Civil 3D and any other software. Using the EaseUS Key finder is the easiest way to find the lost product keys and serial number. We hope you liked reading this article. Make sure you share this with everyone who might find it useful.

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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Written by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working at EaseUS for over ten years, starting as a technical writer and moving on to being a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over ten years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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