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Autodesk is committed to equipping students with free access to 3D design tools and resources to help them achieve academic and future career success.
We’re passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of designers, engineers, and makers through free educational software, learning resources, and inspiring programs that build students’ skills.
Access the same 3D design software used by industry leaders worldwide, for free, and make anything!
Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for industrial and product design
Same software as professionals -- Software subject to free(*) Educational licenses is the same software used by professionals. There is no longer a plot stamp on printed drawings in connection with software accessed through the Education Community.
Usage restricted to educational purposes -- Software subject to an Educational license may only be used for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by an educational institution. It may not be used for commercial, professional or for-profit purposes. (See the applicable software license agreement.)
Usage timeframe -- Educational licenses are currently available for 3-year terms. You can return to get a new license and download the most recent version as new versions become available on Education Community.
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Develop your 3D design skills and prepare for your career while learning our software through free online 3D software courses, tutorials, webinars, and learning curricula, developed for students and teachers.
Accelerate your Autodesk training by reaching out to an Autodesk® Authorized Training Center (ATC®). Work with knowledgeable instructors in quiet classroom settings utilizing sample projects and exercises that emphasize real-world, practical applications.
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.