How to Transfer Autocad to New Computer [2 Solutions]

In this article, you will see how to transfer autocad to new computer. We will introduce 2 solutions to move autocad in Windows 10, 8, 7, which applies to transfer all settings, even autocad license transfer.

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"How to transfer Autocad to a new computer? I purchased Autocad and downloaded it to my laptop. The problem is, my laptop can not run it very well. So I purchased a new computer and now I am not sure how to get the Autocad I just purchased to the new computer."

To solve this transfer problem, we will teach you how to transfer Autocad to a new computer, including drawings, profile settings, plug-ins, etc. Along with other programs, your Autocad will run on the new PC as well as the old device.

In this how-to article, you will get the software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro to automatically migrate the tools to another PC.

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You can also learn how to export Autocad settings and licenses via License Transfer Utility. Here is a brief and quick comparison of the two solutions:

🆚Comparison EaseUS Todo PCTrans License Transfer Utility (LTU)
⏱️Duration 2-4 minutes More than 5 minutes
🔎Operation Difficulty Low, with 4 steps High, with 2 stages and 7 steps

✔️One click to transfer all Autocad settings, accounts, files, and data.

✔️Don't need to reinstall Autocad settings

✔️Automatically transfer function.

✔️Ensure your data security

❌No extra third-party software

❌Transfer Autocad safely, 


✔️Require extra download.

❌Require export and import license

❌Download and reinstall the software.

❌Requires more time.

❌Data may be lost 

As you can see, it is clear that EaseUS Todo PCTrans offers more conveniences. It can not only save you time and energy but also transfer all your settings and accounts to another computer. However, no matter which way you like, we will provide a full-step guide to you. Keep reading and make the Autocad license transfer on Windows 10.

How to Transfer Autocad to New Computer via EaseUS Todo PCTrans

As a professional data transfer utility, EaseUS Todo PCTrans features transfer programs to a new computer, moves files and accounts, and rescues the data from the broken computer. It provides "PC to PC" features to transfer all Autocad programs and settings easily and quickly.

Review from TechRepublicI also think it's very handy that the app features migration logs for the PC-to-PC Transfer, Backup and Restore, App Migration, and Data Rescue functions, as well as migration notes to help provide more information about how these processes work along with some troubleshooting advice.

With a simple interface, even if you are new to computers, you can learn how to transfer Autocad to a new PC:

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans and you will be in the PC to PC interface.

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"This is New PC" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"This is Old PC" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

choose transfer direction

Step 3. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is a versatile tool for transferring all programs and settings to another PC or drive. Click the button to download this powerful tool and explore more of its functions.

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How to Transfer Autocad Settings and License to Another Computer

The third-party software mentioned above can transfer Autocad to another Windows 10 PC with all data in a few clicks, which can save you a lot of time and energy. However, if you don't want to download any extra tool, there's another way to export Autocad, which requires more complex steps.

The scenarios in this guide are derived from ideas provided by Autodesk. You can safely refer to the steps in this article.

How to Export Autocad Settings

Windows Start menu > All Programs > Autodesk > AutoCAD * (* represents your AutoCAD version)

export autocad settings

The Export tools will copy your settings as a zip file. You can move the zip file to the external devices. In the new PC, run AutoCAD and choose Import AutoCAD Settings.

How to Transfer Autocad License via License Transfer Utility (LTU)

Note: LTU only applies to Autocad 2011 or newer.

#1. Export your license.

Step 1. Launch License Transfer Utility.

The LTU stores in the same directory as the Autocad you are transferring. Find the LTU shortcut on the Start menu.

Step 2. Click the Sign-in button.

license transfer utility 1

Step 3. Input your User ID and password. Choose Log in.

license transfer utility 2

Step 4. Click Export. ( Choose export your license publicly or privately.)

Private Export: License is not transferable.

Public Export: It allows someone with this serial number to import a license using their own Login ID and password.

#2. Import your license.

Step 1. Download Autodesk on the new PC.

Step 2. Run LTU > Sign in > Input User ID and Password > Log in

Step 3. License Import Confirmation.

What is Autocad and Autocad License Transfer

AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design and drafting software application used for two-dimensional drawing, detailed drawing, design documents, and basic three-dimensional design.

autocad interface

Through it, it can automatically make drawings without knowing how to program. Therefore, it is widely used in the world and can be used in civil construction, decoration, industrial drawing, engineering drawing, electronics industry, clothing processing, and many other fields.

Autocad License Transfer

Subscription: If you have a subscription, there is no need to transfer a license from one computer to another on account of the license, as the license can be used on more than one PC.

Older products (stand-alone perpetual license): If you use this license, you need to use the license transfer utility to transfer the license.

No matter what license you use, you can apply the manual way to transfer your Autocad license.

The two efficient ways to transfer Autocad are presented in this article. Which way do you prefer? You can click the buttons below to share your idea with friends to help people who are facing the same issue.



In this tutorial, we have provided two methods to help transfer Autocad to a new computer. You can just do a manual transfer. Or you can use the faster and easier option - EaseUS Todo PCTrans to transfer AutoCAD to your new computer automatically.

In addition to AutoCAD files, the tool can transfer all other applications, settings, profiles, and files you have. Download and try it now!

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FAQs about How to Transfer Autocad to New Computer

This section will provide some additional information about transferring Autocad to another computer. If you have additional questions, please read on:

1. Can I transfer AutoCAD perpetual license to another computer?

This depends on whether you have a subscription to Autocad or not:

  • If you have a subscription, then you do not need to transfer the license from one computer to another. You can use the subscription to install the software on multiple computers.
  • If you don't have a subscription, then you can use either manual or automatic methods to transfer Autocad to another computer.

2. How can I install Autocad on a second computer?

You can install Autocad on a second computer in several ways. Here are two solutions:

  • Migrate Autocad: Use a third-party migration tool to migrate Autocad files and configuration to another computer. This method allows you to install Autocad without losing data or reinstalling it.
  • Purchase Autocad for another user: Log in to the Autodesk account used to subscribe to the software. Enter the other user's email address and assign access to the software. Then, send an invitation to download and install AutoCAD from your Autodesk Account.

3. Can I transfer the Autocad license to another user?

Sure, you can transfer the Autocad license to another user. Once your user license is tied with the Autodesk account, the other users can install the software and sign with this license. Otherwise, you can use the automatic or manual way to transfer the Autocad license to another user.

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How to Transfer Autocad to New Computer [2 Solutions]

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