Qualified educational institutions can get free* access to leading Autodesk engineering and design software. It’s our way of helping schools educate the designers, engineers, animators and makers of tomorrow.
Any educational institution that has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency within its applicable local, state, provincial, federal, or national government and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students is qualified.
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Nearly all Autodesk software products are available for institutional use, including our most popular design suites.
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Learn how to set up an ARC account for your educational institution.
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After setting up your institution’s ARC account, learn how to give students and teachers access to Autodesk software.
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Learn about the software management tools included with a Maintenance Subscription.
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**Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.