Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to their design software, creativity apps, and learning resources for educational purposes.
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Eligibility & Cost
AutoCAD is available for students and faculty only while affiliated with Carnegie Mellon.
Note: Faculty and students can obtain a license directly from AutoDesk. Contact Computing Services for departmental license codes.
Educational license may be used solely for Educational Purposes and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.
- Create an account to download the license and software from AutoDesk.
- Faculty and students can obtain a license directly from AutoDesk.
- Contact Computing Services for departmental license codes for use in labs.