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Free 3D Design Software for Teachers and Students

Autodesk provides free* access to our broad portfolio of 3D design software access for students, educators, and academic institutions. These products are the same tools used by architects, engineers, digital artists, and other professionals.

Select your software

Autodesk is a world leader in design software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment industries.  These industries are faced with real-world challenges every day.  The solution to a global problem may live in the mind of one of your students, and we're here to help you find the tools to get them started.

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Software for your classroom

Qualifying educational institutions can access free* Autodesk software through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) portal.

How to register for ARC


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Software for your individual use

Get step-by-step instructions to download and install Autodesk software for your own use.

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Choose a product to download for your individual use

Pixlr Express

Apply more than 600 effects, overlays, borders, and edit any image.
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Fusion 360

Tool combining industrial and mechanical design with collaboration.

Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Inventor Professional

3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software

3ds Max

3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.


BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.

Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software


Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.

Support and learning

Get the most out of your Autodesk products and services.

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Introducing 3D Printing

3D printing enables you to go from an idea in your head, via a 3D model, to a physical part in your hand in a matter of hours rather than weeks or months.
Learn more.


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Next Steps

  1. Download and install your software
  2. Watch Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop how-to videos to familiarize yourself with your new  software.
  3. Explore lesson plans and projects for ideas to educate and inspire your students. 

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*Free Autodesk software licenses and/or cloud-based services may only be used for educational purposes and are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the license agreement or terms of service, as applicable, that accompany such software or cloud-based services.