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Autodesk software for students and educators

The future will be designed by you. Get started with free* access to the design software used to make the games, movies, buildings, and products that inspire you. With millions of professional users, Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment. Autodesk Education helps you imagine, design, and create a better world.

Free software downloads for students   Free software downloads for educators   Free software downloads for educational institutions

Student software

Download free* software or use it in the cloud to design almost anytime, anywhere with a team, as part of a class or on your own.

Secondary students
College & university students


Educator software

Inspire, engage, and prepare your students for success with free* access to Autodesk design software and creativity apps.

Secondary teachers
College & university educators


Institutional software

Put professional design tools in the hands of students and educators with free** software for institutions.

All institutions
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Select your free* software

Choose a title below to download software for your individual use. To access software for your educational institution, go to institutions.

Cloud services


    Find, view and share project design & engineering data within one central workspace.

    A360 Rendering

    Photorealistic and high-resolution image and panorama production.

    Character Generator 3D character software

    Character Generator

    Create customized, rigged, and ready-to-animate 3D characters.

    Fusion 360 Ultimate

    Integrated tool for collaborative product development.

    Green Building Studio web-based energy analysis service

    Green Building Studio

    Web-based energy analysis service.

    Lighting Analysis for Revit

    Lighting Analysis for Revit

    Solar and Electric Lighting Analysis for Revit projects.

    MotionBuilder 3D character animation software

    Mockup 360

    Create and collaborate on mechanical design mockups in real time.

    ReCap 360 reality capture software

    ReCap 360

    Reality capture software and services for 3D documentation.

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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.​

**Free software available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) program 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 can be found online at