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Step-by-Step Instructions

Download, Install, and Activate Your AIA Contract Documents Software

Special Notes

    • This download is not recommended for those with dial-up Internet service. You can contact AIA Contract Documents Technical Support to have a CD mailed to you.  Please send an e-mail with your street address to

    • Make sure that you install the software on the computer that will use the software.

    • System Requirements:

    >  Microsoft® Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems (32 and 64-bit, all with the latest service packs)
    > Microsoft® Word 2007, 2010 or 2013 (all with the latest service packs)
    > Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 (all with the latest service packs)
    > Microsoft®.NET Framework version 2.0
    >  Adobe® Acrobat Reader 8.2 or higher
    >  Minimum RAM requirements 1 GB
    >  Minimum 180 MB disc drive space
    >  Internet Explorer version 9 or higher

    • This release of AIA Contract Documents software does not support the Macintosh platform.

    • All e-mail correspondence, including the Order Number/Password which is needed to activate the software, will be sent to the e-mail address of the customer ID number given.

    • Please keep a copy of the e-mail confirming your purchase of the software for your files. You will need to refer to this when addressing issues concerning your software.

Download Instructions (Step 1 of 3)

Click this link to begin the download.        

This will link you to the Documentation page. Read the important instructions on this page.  When you are ready, click on the green Download Software button.  A pop-up window will contain information about the file download

    • choose save

A pop-up window will ask you to select the location of the downloaded file on your PC

    • select the location for the saved file

    • click save

The file will be downloaded into the folder that you selected. 

Installation Instructions (Step 2 of 3)

Go to the folder on your PC where you downloaded the installation file and double-click on the AIAContractdocuments.exe file.

The InstallShield Wizard will extract the files. This window will close automatically after the files have been extracted.  Select Yes to All if a prompt asks you whether you want to overwrite earlier setup files.



An installation requirements test is performed to make sure your system will support AIA Contract Documents software; click Continue.


Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard! This will guide you through the process required to install your new software

    • click Next


    • read the End User License Agreement

    • choose I accept the terms in the license agreement.

    • click Next


    • choose Typical for your setup type

    • click Next


    • click Install


Please wait for Windows to install your downloaded software

    • choose Launch the program

    • click Finish


Activation Instructions (Part 3 of 3)

    View License Info

    • click Next to purchase a license for your software

An email will confirm your purchase. Be sure to make a note of your order number and password


By clicking View License Info in the previous window, a pop-up will display the license information for your software

    • click Close


If you have purchased your license and received your order number and password, to activate your software

    • choose Yes

    • click Next

If you have not purchased your license

    • choose No

    • click Next


    • choose Online Activation (recommended)

    • click Next


After you have purchased the license for your software:

    • input:
    Order Number
    First Name
    Last Name
    E-mail address

    • click Next


Offline Activation

    • call

    Our Customer Support Representatives will send you an activation file.


Getting Started
Your software includes a 10-minute Flash demo, Software Help, and Document Instructions.  A free web based tutorial is also available at to help you learn about the software. 


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