Free Download, Install and License Altium Designer 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 and 10

In this article we will explain step by step how to free download, install and license Altium Designer on your PC. Available Altium versions for downloading are: 18.1.7; 18.1.6; 18.0.12; 18.0.11; 17.1.9; 17.1.6; 17.1.5; 17.0.9; 17.0.8; 17.0.7; 17.0.6; 16.1.12; 16.1.11; 16.1.10; 16.1.9; 16.1.8; 16.1.7; 16.0.9; 16.0.8; 16.0.6; 16.0.5; 15.1.16; 15.1.15; 15.1.14; 15.1.13; 15.1.12; 15.1.9; 15.1.8; 15.0.15; 15.0.14; 15.0.8; 15.0.7; 14.3.20; 14.3.19; 14.3.18; 14.3.17; 14.3.16; 14.3.15; 14.3.14; 14.3.13; 14.2.5; 14.2.4; 14.2.3; 14.1.5; 14.0.9; 13.1.1; 10.0.0.24608;

Create a free account on Altium live site

Before we start, you should create an account on Altium live site. You can create it via the link:

https://live.altium.com/join

Login on Altium live site

After you join Altium Live, a global community of engineers and designers, you should login via the link:

https://live.altium.com/#signin

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Download Altium Designer

Now you can download Altium Designer from the page.

https://www.altium.com/products/downloads

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Run Altium Designer Installer

When file downloading is finished, you should run Altium Designer 18 Installer on your Windows by clicking on Yes. See image below for the details.

Window Welcome to Altium Designer Installer will appear on the screen. Click on the Next button. See image below for the details.

The next step is to select Design Functionality and click on the Next button. See image below for the details.

Select the folders where the software and documents will be installed. By default Program files will be installed on C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18. By default Shared Documents will be installed on C:\Users\Public\Documents\Altium\AD18. Click on the Next button. See image below for the details.

After a few minutes Installation Complete window will appear. You have successfully installed Altium Designer on your computer. You can check Run Altium Designer and click finish to exit the installation wizard. See image below for the details.

License Altium Designer

Windows will run Altium Designer for the first time and License Management window will appear. In this moment you are not using a valid license. Click Sign in to retrieve the list of available licenses. Here you should add standalone license file or setup private license server. See image below for the details.

Enjoy using Altium Designer!

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