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Description3D design, engineering and entertainment software

About Autodesk

Autodesk is a software company that makes 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software.  Students and educators can receive free licenses for software including:

  • AutoCAD - general CAD software
  • Fusion 360 -  3D CAD, CAM, and CAE software
  • Inventor - 3D CAD software
  • 3ds Max - 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists
  • Maya - 3D animation software
  • Mudbox - digital painting and sculpting software

Many of the programs are Windows-only, but some of the design software runs on Macs.


Students and Faculty: register at to download the software.

After logging in, you can download full versions of most Autodesk software.

  • Select the software you want to download, from list of Free Software (at bottom of page, click link for full list)
  • Sign In again
  • Choose your version - School: deploy without network server
  • Choose Operation system (will need 8GBs of RAM to run Windows 64-bit; 4GBs of RAM to run Windows 32-bit)
  • Choose Language
  • Click Download
    • Autodesk will automatically issue a product key and serial number for each download. 
  • If installation fails, disable antivirus, and then try again.

Departmental lab use: Contact ITS (, x4357) for license information