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How to install SketchBook

No matter which version of SketchBook you are about to install, the first and most important step is to check to ensure your machine or device meets the minimum recommended system requirements. Please visit SketchBook: System Requirements to see a list of the latest minimum recommended system requirements.

Remember the username and password you selected when creating your Autodesk account. You’ll need them for accessing SketchBook and your Account Settings.

If you have any issues during installation, please don’t hesitate to contact support, who will be happy to help you through the process.

Installing SketchBook for Desktop

When you install SketchBook and first run the app, you will need to sign in, unless you decide to check out the trial first.

For Autodesk SketchBook for Enterprise installation instructions, see Installing Autodesk SketchBook for Enterprise.

Installing from the Mac App Store

  1. Create an iTunes account, if you don’t already have one.
  2. On your Mac, tap the App Store icon to launch the Mac App Store.
  3. Search for and select SketchBook.
  4. Tap the GET button, followed by INSTALL APP. You will need to enter the password for your iTunes account for the app to be installed.
  5. Find and open SketchBook. Once you’ve launched the app, you will have three choices. Select one of the following:

7 Day Free Trial – try SketchBook free for 7 days. At the end of this period, you need an Autodesk account to continue using SketchBook.

Sign In – tap Sign In, then enter your Autodesk account username and password and start using SketchBook.

Create Account – tap Create Account and follow the instructions for creating an Autodesk account. Once this is done, you can start using SketchBook.

If you’ve closed the pop-up screen, in the menu bar, select My Account > Log in, then enter your Autodesk account username and password or create one to continue. If you’re still having issues, contact support.

Installing from sketchbook.com

  1. Go to sketchbook.com.
  2. Click the downloaded file to run and install the app.
  3. When complete, click the SketchBook icon (on your desktop by default) and launch the app.
  4. Choose one of three options:

7 Day Free Trial – try SketchBook free for 7 days. At the end of this period, you need an Autodesk account to continue using SketchBook.

Sign In – tap Sign In, then enter your Autodesk account username and password and start using SketchBook.

Create Account – tap Create Account and follow the instructions for creating an Autodesk account. Once this is done, you can start using SketchBook.

Installing SketchBook for Mobile

When you install SketchBook and first run the app, you will need to log in. Follow these instructions for installing SketchBook:

Installing from the iTunes App Store

  1. From your device, go to the App Store.
  2. Search for and select SketchBook Mobile. Tap GET, then INSTALL. You will need to enter the password for your iTunes account for the app to be installed. 
  3. Tap OPEN. This opens SketchBook and walks you through a demo.
  4. Tap  File icon in the SketchBook for mobile version, select Log In, then swipe up to access the Log In screen. If you already have an Autodesk account, enter its username and password. If not, tap Create Account and follow the instructions for creating an Autodesk account. When finished, start using SketchBook.

Installing from the Google Play Store

  1. From your device, go to the Play Store.
  2. Search for and select SketchBook. Tap INSTALL. When it is finished, tap OPEN. You will be asked to allow SketchBook to access your photos. Select OK.
  3. When the log in is complete, choose an option:

7 Day Free Trial – try SketchBook free for 7 days. At the end of this period, you need an Autodesk account to continue using SketchBook.

Sign In – tap Sign In, then enter your Autodesk account username and password and start using SketchBook.

Create Account – tap Create Account and follow the instructions for creating an Autodesk account. Once this is done, you can start using SketchBook.

If there are only 4 tools, log in again or contact support.

Installing SketchBook for Windows 10

When you install SketchBook and first run the app, you will need to log in. Follow these instructions for installing SketchBook:

1. Click this link to go to the SketchBook page on the Microsoft Store.

How to install SketchBook through the Microsoft Store page

2. Tap Get the app. This launches another window.

If below the Get the app button, it states, This app does not work on your device, then download the desktop version of SketchBook.

For device specifications, tap the What does this work on? link.

3. Tap Install. When the installation is complete, the Install button changes to Open.

4. Click Open.

5. The License and Service Agreement appears. Tap I agree to launch SketchBook and start sketching.

When you first run the app, you will need to sign in using your Autodesk account. If you don’t have one, tap the Create Account button and create one.

Updated on May 1, 2018

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