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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.

Personal creativity apps

    123D Catch

    Turn photos taken with your iPhone or iPad into 3D models.
    App Store | Google Play | Desktop

    123D Circuits

    Design and share your electronics projects online.
    Web Based

    123D Design

    Create amazing 3D-printable designs, right on your iPad.
    App Store | Desktop

    123D Make

    Convert 3D models into 2D build plans with animated assembly instruction.
    App Store | Desktop

    123D Sculpt+

    Sculpt with this digital sculpting and painting app.
    App Store | Google Play

    Homestyler free online home design software


    Redesign your home in 3D, and find articles, designers, and more.
    App Store | Google Play

    Instructables app


    Post your projects and learn from others.
    App Store | Google Play


    Design high-resolution dynamic triangle meshes with this desktop 3D design tool.
    Web Based

    Pixlr image editing app

    Pixlr Express

    Apply more than 600 effects, overlays, borders, and edit any image.
    App Store | Google Play


    Bring a retro vibe to your photos.
    App Store

    Pixlr Touch-up

    Edit photos and add effects with this offline photo editor for Google Chrome.
    Chrome Store

    SketchBook painting and drawing software

    SketchBook Express

    Sketch, paint, and illustrate digitally.
    App Store | Google Play

    Socialcam app


    Easily take and share videos from your phone.
    App Store | Google Play

    TinkerBox physics game and engineering puzzle app


    Solve puzzles and create 3D contraptions on your iPhone.
    App Store

    TinkerBox physics game and engineering puzzle app


    Go from mind to 3D Design and 3D print in minutes.
    Web Based | Microsoft Store

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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