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Software for institutions

Engage. Inspire. Prepare.

Schools, universities, museums, and educational clubs around the world use Autodesk software to inspire, engage, and prepare the next generation of design leaders. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) makes it easy for qualified educational institutions to download leading Autodesk software such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, 3ds Max, Vault Professional, SketchBook Pro, and Alias Automotive, and more.

Create an ARC account

Autodesk provides free* educational licenses for software to qualified educational institutions. To get started, create an account or sign in with an existing Autodesk account.

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If your educational institution obtained Autodesk educational grant software prior to February 24, 2014, you may sign in with the account you used to activate that software. Note that all users will be prompted to update user profile (legal terms and school name) before you can download more software on behalf of your educational institution.


*Free software available through Academic Resource Center (ARC) portal is limited to Autodesk approved education institutions in certain markets and subject to the applicable Terms of Use, software license agreement and eligibility requirements.  Any software provided through ARC may only be used for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by a qualified educational institution and may not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.  Autodesk software license agreements