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How to download SketchBook

To download SketchBook, follow the instructions for the platform you need. If you run into trouble while downloading/installing SketchBook, please submit a ticket to support and let them know this is a download/install issue. You can also check the forum.

For the Windows or Mac desktop version

  1. Tap here. It should automatically download.
  2. Tap the SketchBook .exe or .dmg file, tap Run and follow the instructions.
  3. When the install is finished, launch SketchBook. The free version is loaded. In the dialog that appears, tap Subscription.
  4. Select one of the following:
    • Free Trial – to try the Pro features free for 7 days
    • Ready to buy – to purchase a subscription
    • Log in – to log in using your Autodesk username and password

If you close the dialog and do none of these, you will be running the free version

For the Mac App Store version

  1. Go to the Mac App Store and download SketchBook.
  2. When you launch SketchBook for the first time, in the screen that appears, tap the Activate 7 Day Free Trial button. Once your 7 days are up, the Mac App Store will charge you for a monthly subscription.

For iOS users who want SketchBook Mobile

  1. Go to the App Store, then search for and download Autodesk SketchBook.
  2. Tap Install. When you launch SketchBook, tap Hide UI in the SketchBook for mobile version, then Log in.
  3. In the window that appears, swipe up, then tap New to Autodesk? Create Account.
  4. Fill in your information, press Create Account, then Done. The Hello screen appears.
  5. Under SketchBook Subscription, if will says Free. This means you will have a subset of the SketchBook tools.
  6. To get the Pro Tools (full-version of SketchBook), you have two options:
      • Buy the Pro Tools in-app (get this if you only use SketchBook on iOS)
      • Subscribe to SketchBook (get this if you will use SketchBook on iOS, Android, Windows, and/or Mac)

For iOS users who want SketchBook Motion

Tap here.

For Android users who want SketchBook Mobile

  1. Go to the Google Play Store, then search for and download SketchBook.
  2. Tap Install.
  3. When you launch SketchBook, tap Hide UI in the SketchBook for mobile version, then Log in. In the window that appears, swipe up, then tap New to Autodesk? Create Account.
  4. Fill in your information, press Create Account, then Done. The Hello screen appears.
  5. Under SketchBook Subscription, if will says Free. This means you will have a subset of the SketchBook tools.
  6. To get the Pro Tools (full-version of SketchBook), you have two options:
      • Buy the Pro Tools in-app (get this if you only use SketchBook on Android)
      • Subscribe to SketchBook (get this if you will use SketchBook on iOS, Android, Windows, and/or Mac)

For the Windows 10 version

  1. Go to the  Microsoft Windows Store.
  2. Tap the Get the app button.

    If an Open Microsoft Store? dialog appears, tap Open Microsoft Store

  3. Tap the Launch button.

    Launch screen from the Microsoft App Store

SketchBook is downloaded to your machine or device and will be running in the free mode.

If you have a subscription, check out the video below to log in and load the Pro SketchBook for Windows 10 toolset.

 

Updated on November 1, 2017

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