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Check Product Packaging

Carefully inspect the packaging of your software product, and look for these clues to help verify its authenticity:

The Bar Code Label

Identify authentic Autodesk software by checking the bar code. All authentic Autodesk software includes a label with product information including part numbers, bar codes, and a unique serial number. If no such label is on the packaging, the software is not authentic or not properly licensed.

The bar code on your Autodesk software package should look like this:

Packaging Quality

Authentic Autodesk software has professionally produced packaging and documentation:

  • CDs and DVDs will never include data printed on a sticker—it will be laser-etched on the CD or DVD.
  • Activation codes will never be printed on the software packaging. If the code is visible prior to purchase, the software is counterfeit.