A couple of weeks ago, Autodesk released AutoCAD 2018.0.2 – an update, designed to fix a number of bugs that caused AutoCAD to not start.

Unfortunately, Autodesk have just discovered a serious mistake within the AutoCAD 2018.0.1 and AutoCAD LT 2018.0.1 releases, which will cause the software version to expire on June 1st, 2017. The good news is that this critical issue will be resolved if you update to AutoCAD 2018.0.2 and AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 by May 31st, 2017.

Please note, this issue is only a concern if you have the AutoCAD 2018.0.1/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.1 versions installed. To avoid being locked out of your license, please make sure to update as soon as possible. If you have any problems, please reach out to Autodesk customer support, by logging into your Autodesk Account and selecting Support in the right-hand corner of the Management page.

Please make sure you update to 2018.0.2 for the following AutoCAD products before June 1st, 2017:

  • AutoCAD 2018
  • AutoCAD Architecture¬†2018
  • AutoCAD MEP 2018
  • AutoCAD Mechanical 2018
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2018
  • AutoCAD Map 3D 2018
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D 2018
  • Advance Steel 2018

If you are unsure as to how to update your AutoCAD license, follow these instructions:

  1. Sign into your Autodesk Account
  2. Select Product Updates on the Management tab
  3. From here you will see the option to update your AutoCAD license under Downloads
  4. More information about your licenses can be found in the More Actions drop down

If you are still having issues updating to the latest version, please follow this handy tutorial created by Autodesk.