ADN membership options

ADN is a developer program for Autodesk desktop software. Whether you are new to software development or a professional software developer new to Autodesk platform technologies, a software business start-up, or well-established company with a team of full-time professional software developers, we have an ADN membership offering to suit your specific needs.

  • ADN Open has no cost. There are no application or membership requirements for ADN Open. It consists of resources available to the public. ADN Open is the entry-level option to help software developers looking for self-help resources, as well as community and one-to-many support from Autodesk through blogs and forums.

    Our platform technologies and community areas host a variety of resources, including numerous industry and platform technology specific software development blogs written by Autodesk software engineers, forums actively moderated by Autodesk software engineers, answers to frequently asked software development questions, and more.

    We invite you to actively engage with Autodesk software engineers and the Autodesk software development community in the blogs and forums to learn and develop your skills. You can get started now by going to platform technologies and community areas and browsing all the ADN Open resources available for numerous Autodesk platform technologies . Contact us if you have any further questions.

  • For full-time professional software developers working with Autodesk platform technologies who need access to Autodesk desktop software and one-on-one direct support for software development based on virtually all Autodesk desktop technologies. Includes access to Autodesk confidential information on technology futures, beta software, and basic marketing benefits. You can apply to join ADN now through the online ADN membership application. Apply for ADN.

Are you an underfunded start-up developer that cannot afford an ADN membership?

Start-ups qualify for a free ADN membership. You can apply to join ADN now under the start-up developer category directly by submitting an online ADN membership application.

Membership Options

ADN Open


  • No ADN application required
  • Access to Autodesk technology API blogs and forums authored and moderated by Autodesk software engineers
  • Introductory API training through My First Plug-In tutorials
  • Web-based access to hundreds of source code samples and thousands of solutions to common development challenges
  • Reach Autodesk customers by selling your apps on the Autodesk App Store
  • Get started with ADN Open today by browsing the Platform Technologies, and Community areas


All the benefits of the Open membership, plus:

  • Access to virtually all Autodesk desktop software for development, support, and field demonstration purposes
  • Access to pre-release beta versions of future Autodesk software releases
  • One-on-one technical support from an Autodesk software engineer
  • Access to confidential information
  • Access to Autodesk technology conferences around the world (regular attendee event registration fees will be applicable)
  • Access to Autodesk customers and sales teams through exhibition at Autodesk University and participation in Autodesk One Team Conference (annual sales ecosystem kick-off) (regular exhibitor and attendee event registration fees will be applicable)

ADN Membership pricing

  • 1 user: 1,400
  • 2 to 5 users: 2,400
  • 6 or more users: 4,000

US$ in Americas, CIS and Asia; CAD$ in Canada; Euros in Europe/Middle East/Africa; AUS$ in Australia and New Zealand


  • “Users” is the number of employees that will be using ADN-provided Autodesk desktop software, web services, and support services. This includes your software engineers, support personnel, and for in-the-field customer demonstrations. There are 3 user levels to choose from—1 user, 2 to 5 users, and 6 or more users. ADN membership runs per calendar year—January 1 to December 31—and is not prorated.
  • Companies joining ADN between October 1 and December 31 receive a membership for the following year at no extra cost.
  • Authors of learning materials including books, video, and online learning aids receive special pricing for an ADN membership. Contact your local Autodesk Developer Network representative for details.
  • University developers qualify to receive ADN membership at no charge to support their engineering- and design-related research, and software development efforts.
  • Start-up developers qualify to receive ADN membership at no charge for up to 3 years to support their startup projects and software development efforts.
  • ADN membership pricing may vary in some countries, including India, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, and a number of countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

If you have questions about membership in the Autodesk Developer Network, please contact your local Autodesk Developer Network representative.



Trial versions are available for most Autodesk products. Download your free 30-days trial version today. You can obtain Autodesk desktop software for development use on an on-going basis by joining ADN.


All the information and resources needed to use Autodesk cloud-based software and components in your own web and mobile applications can be found on the Autodesk Platform Services (formerly Forge) Developer Portal. Get easy access to APIs and documentation, tutorials, GitHub samples, support and more.

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