John, Did you go to the following web site? http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml Click on the "I'm a new user and want Solid Edge 2D Drafting for FREE" link. Follow the instructions. After you register for the software, you will download an executable that will install the software. After you download you will be prompted run the executable to install. If you do not do this, you may run the executable locally. Simply double click on it to run. Regards, Rick B.