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Inspire. Engage. Prepare.

The next generation of designers, innovators, and creators are your students today. Help them realize their potential by integrating professional design software and creativity apps used by millions of engineers, designers, and digital artists into your curriculum. Autodesk Education helps you inspire, engage, and prepare your students for academic and career success by providing free* access to Autodesk software.


Free software for educators

Choose a title to download software for your individual use. To access software for your college or university, go to institutions.

Desktop products

    3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software

    3ds Max

    3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.

    3ds Max Design software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing

    3ds Max Design

    3D modeling software for architects, designers, and civil engineers.

    Advance Steel 3D modeling software

    Advance Steel

    3D modeling software for steel detailing.

    Alias Automotive design software

    Alias Automotive

    Industrial design tools with specialized visualization and analysis.

    Alias Design industrial design software

    Alias Design

    Industrial design tools for conceptual design and surface modeling.

    AutoCAD design and documentation software

    AutoCAD

    CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

    AutoCAD software for the Mac

    AutoCAD for Mac

    CAD design, drafting, modeling, and engineering software for the Mac.

    AutoCAD Architecture software

    AutoCAD Architecture

    The version of AutoCAD for architects.

    AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design software

    AutoCAD Civil 3D

    Software for civil engineering design, analysis, and simulation.

    AutoCAD Electrical software

    AutoCAD Electrical

    AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.

    AutoCAD Map 3D mapping software

    AutoCAD Map 3D

    Model-based mapping software providing access to CAD and GIS data.

    AutoCAD Mechanical design software

    AutoCAD Mechanical

    Design and drafting software for automating mechanical CAD tasks.

    AutoCAD MEP software

    AutoCAD MEP

    Drafting/documenting tools for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

    AutoCAD Plant 3D plant design software

    AutoCAD Plant 3D

    AutoCAD software to design, model, and document process plants.

    AutoCAD Raster Design raster-to-vector conversion software

    AutoCAD Raster Design

    Raster image editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools.

    Ecotect Analysis sustainable design analysis software

    Ecotect Analysis

    Sustainable building design analysis software.

    HSMWorks

    HSMWorks

    The CAM solution for SolidWorks.

    InfraWorks civil infrastructure design software

    InfraWorks

    3D conceptual design software to communicate design proposals.

    Inventor HSM software

    Inventor HSM

    Combines CAM powered by HSMWorks and Inventor 3D CAD into one integrated solution.

    Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

    Inventor Professional

    3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

    Inventor Publisher technical documentation software

    Inventor Publisher

    Software for creating 2D and 3D technical documentation.

    Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software

    Maya

    Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.

    Maya LT

    A 3D animation tool for indie and mobile game developers.

    MotionBuilder 3D character animation software

    MotionBuilder

    3D character animation software for virtual production.

    Mudbox 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software

    Mudbox

    3D digital sculpting and texture painting software.

    Nastran FEA solver that delivers accurate results to complex simulations

    Nastran

    FEA solver that delivers accurate results to complex simulations.

    Nastran In-CAD FEA simulation powered by the industry-recognized Nastran solver

    Nastran In-CAD

    CAD-embedded FEA simulation powered by the industry-recognized Nastran solver.

    Navisworks Manage software for design simulation and validation testing

    Navisworks Manage

    Project review software for coordination, analysis, and communication.

    Point Layout software

    Point Layout

    Create, export, or import coordinate data for construction field layout.

    Quantity Takeoff cost estimating software

    Quantity Takeoff

    Building cost estimating and quantity surveying software.

    ReCap Pro reality capture software

    ReCap Pro

    Visualize and organize reality capture data in a powerful preparation environment.

    Revit Building Information Modeling software

    Revit

    BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.

    Revit Architecture building software

    Revit Architecture

    Architectural design and documentation software for BIM.

    Revit MEP software

    Revit MEP

    MEP design and documentation for BIM.

    Revit Structure software

    Revit Structure

    Structural design and documentation software for BIM.

    Robot Structural Analysis Professional software

    Robot Structural Analysis Professional

    Structural analysis for large, complex structures.

    Showcase 3D visualization software

    Showcase

    Rendering software for 3D design.

    Simulation CFD software

    Simulation CFD

    Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.

    Simulation Composite Analysis software

    Simulation Composite Analysis

    Create lighter, stronger, safer, and more efficient composite designs.

    Simulation Composite Design software

    Simulation Composite Design

    Get rapid, detailed information on the behavior of composite materials.

    Simulation Mechanical software

    Simulation Mechanical

    Fast, accurate, and flexible mechanical simulation tools.

    Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate plastic injection molding simulation software

    Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate

    Plastic injection molding simulation software.

    Smoke professional video editing software

    Smoke

    Professional video editing and effects software for Mac.

    Softimage 3D animation software for visual effects and games production

    Softimage

    3D character animation and visual effects software.

    Structural Bridge Design software

    Structural Bridge Design

    Faster design reporting and more accurate data for bridge design.

    T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino software

    T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino

    Create CAD models for industrial design/engineering.

    Vault Basic Server data management software

    Vault Basic Server

    Data management software to organize, manage, and track data.

    Vehicle Tracking software

    Vehicle Tracking

    Evaluate vehicle movements on transportation or site design projects.

    VEX Assembler

    VEX Assembler

    Use a library of VEX IQ parts to snap your robot parts together.

    VRED Professional software

    VRED Professional

    Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.


Teach and learn your way

Help your students put theory into practice with free teaching and learning resources.

  • Add project-based learning workshops in engineering, architecture, construction management, or media and entertainment to your curriculum.

  • Discover product guides and tutorials to help students achieve quick success and develop professional design skills.

  • Get help with custom training and support integrating Autodesk software into your academic programs.

Design in education showcase

Products they used

Fast car. Faster design.

Top Asia FSAE team designs winning Formula Student car using Autodesk software.
FSAE team student story

2013 Solar Decathlon

Teams of students from around the world designed a solar-powered house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Check out their cool designs and inspirational stories.
2013 Solar Decathlon student video

Inspiring film, video, and visual effects students

Learn how Smoke offers students a range of editing and post-production tools in a single package. Explore real-life examples from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, and Chicago’s Columbia College.
Columbia College student story

Integrating design and construction for students

Auburn University prepares future leaders in design and construction for career success in the fast-changing building industry.
Auburn University student project 


Fusion 360 faculty showcase

How faculty help industrial and mechanical engineering students design in new ways using Fusion 360.
Visit the Fusion 360 faculty showcase.


Challenge and engage students

Competitions & events
Design competitions encourage students to collaborate and innovate.

Certification options
Add an Autodesk certification to your resume to validate your skills and attract students to your program.

Education Expert Network
Take experience to the next level by becoming an Educator Expert or groom a team of Student Experts.


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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.