AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 is a powerful CAD software for mechanical design and engineering. It includes all the features of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help automate common mechanical CAD tasks. AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable is a version of the software that can be run from a USB drive or a cloud storage service, without requiring installation or activation. This can be useful for working on different computers or collaborating with others.
In this article, we will show you how to use AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable and some of its benefits and limitations.
How to Download AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable
AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable is not an official product of Autodesk, the developer of AutoCAD. It is a modified version of the software that has been made portable by third-party sources. Therefore, you should be careful when downloading it from the internet, as it may contain viruses or malware. You should also respect the intellectual property rights of Autodesk and only use AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable if you have a valid license for the software.
One of the sources where you can download AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable is The House of Portable[^1^], a website that offers various portable applications. To download it from this site, you need to follow these steps:
Go to https://thehouseofportable.com/586/autocad-2017-1-1-portable/
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the download link that matches your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
You will be redirected to another page where you need to wait for a few seconds and then click on another download link.
You will be taken to a file hosting service where you need to enter a password (thop+thop) and then click on download.
You will get a zip file that contains AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable. Extract it to a USB drive or a cloud storage service of your choice.
How to Run AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable
To run AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable, you need to follow these steps:
Connect your USB drive or access your cloud storage service where you have extracted AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable.
Open the folder that contains AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable and double-click on the file named \"AutoCAD_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm.sfx.exe\" or \"AutoCAD_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe\" depending on your system architecture.
A window will pop up asking you to select a destination folder where AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 Portable will be extracted. You can choose any folder on your computer or leave it as default.
Click on OK and wait for the extraction process to finish.
Another window will pop up asking you to accept the license agreement. Click on Accept and then click on Next.
You will see a screen where you can enter your serial number and product key for AutoCAD Mechanical 2017. If you have a valid license for the software, you can enter them here. Otherwise, you can click on Use a network license and then click on Next.
You will see another screen where you can select your license type. You can choose between Single License Server, Redundant License Server, or Distributed License Server. If you have a network license for AutoCAD Mechanical 2017, you can enter the name or IP address of your license server here. Otherwise, you can click on Specify the License Server System Later and then click on Next.
You will see another screen where you can configure your installation options. You can choose which components and features you want to install or leave them as default. You can also change the installation path if you want. Click on Install when you are ready.
Wait for the installation process to finish. It may take several minutes depending on 061ffe29dd