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Supporting the education community through COVID-19

Autodesk is committed to helping students, educators and administrators navigate learning experiences during COVID-19. We continue to offer free educational access to tools, curriculum and resources as your needs and learning environment evolve.

Autodesk software options for remote learning

With the Autodesk Education plan, students and educators have single-user access to desktop, cloud, web and mobile products and services, which can be installed on up to three personal devices for use at home or school.

Desktop

Cloud-based

  • Fusion 360 cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM software has everything you need to unify design, engineering and collaboration with your peers from different locations. It works on both Mac and PC and only requires the installation of a light desktop client. Get it here.

  • Fusion Team’s administrative features support classroom collaboration with permissions, file sharing, versioning, mark-ups and comments - all in one place. Find more information on how to use Fusion Team in an educational setting here.

Browser-based and Chromebooks

Students who are unable to install Autodesk software can use our online, browser-based tools, web apps, and mobile products. These products offer quick and easy access without the need to install software. These are great options for students with Chromebooks or mobile devices.

  • Fusion 360 is now available on Chromebooks to anyone with an Autodesk account and an educational subscription. Read the FAQs or Contact Us for more information.

  • The Autodesk Tinkercad app is free and easy-to-use for 3D design, electronics, and coding. Get started at www.tinkercad.com or download the Tinkercad app.

Web apps

  • Newly available to students and educators, the Autodesk AutoCAD web app enables you to access AutoCAD from any computer to view, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings in a simplified but familiar interface. Sign in with your Autodesk Education account to get started.

  • FormIt  intuitive 3D sketching tool is ideal for the conceptual design phase of architectural modeling. Go to the free FormIt app to access basic features. Learn more

Mobile apps

  • Edit, create, and view CAD drawings in the AutoCAD mobile app on your smartphone or tablet, using the mobile-responsive, easy-to-use interface. Available for Android, iOS, and Windows. Learn more

  • Use the Autodesk SketchBook digital app to draw, paint, and sketch anywhere. Get the app

Multi-seat and network licenses

If you are an educator or IT/lab administrator who would typically deploy Autodesk software in a lab or classroom setting and are now looking to provide access to your students remotely, the following options are also available:

Our educational multi-seat stand-alone licenses are ideal for smaller educational institutions that require only a few individuals to access and use Autodesk products. They do not require network connectivity to run and Autodesk products can be installed, registered, and activated on up to 1,250 computers or other devices using a single serial number. This is a possible solution for schools that will equip their students with Windows or Mac devices and wish to pre-install Autodesk software for their use.

Lastly, where classrooms/ labs are open, IT/ lab administrators who manage the deployment of Autodesk software in a lab or classroom environment, continue to have free access to download and install network licenses that can be accessed by many individuals across multiple classrooms. An educational network license authorizes the use of Autodesk products by up to 3,000 concurrent users who are connected to a server network. The products can be installed on as many computers as desired; however, at any one time, a product can only run on the maximum number of computers for which licenses are available.

Distance Learning resources for Postsecondary and K-12

Autodesk has resources for educators, students, parents, and professionals to support remote learning opportunities. Whether you are looking for quality online instruction that can be seamlessly integrated into your curriculum, or self-paced courses or projects to supplement classwork, we've got you covered.

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Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms of use or other applicable terms that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services subject to an Educational license may be used solely for Educational Purposes and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.

Students and educators are eligible for an individual educational license if they are enrolled or employed at a Qualified Educational Institution which has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students. Learn more.

Qualified Educational Institutions may access free educational licenses for the purposes of learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by the educational institution. Learn more.