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AutoCAD Available for Free for Student Engineering and Design Community

Autodesk has announced that AutoCAD software will be available for free to members of the worldwide Student Engineering and Design Community. The Student Community was created three years ago to help architecture, engineering and digital entertainment students gain access to educational resources and technical expertise. The Student Community now has more than 570,000 members representing more than 19,000 schools in 139 countries […]

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Autodesk has announced that AutoCAD software will be available for free to members of the worldwide Student Engineering and Design Community.  The Student Community was created three years ago to help architecture, engineering and digital entertainment students gain access to educational resources and technical expertise. The Student Community now has more than 570,000 members representing more than 19,000 schools in 139 countries.

“We created the Student Community three years ago to help architecture, engineering and digital entertainment students gain the educational resources and technical expertise they need to be successful in their future careers,” said Joe Astroth, Ph.D., Autodesk vice president of Learning and Education.


“The demand for AutoCAD skills spans many industries. By expanding our offerings to include AutoCAD, students now have easy access to software and resources to help them build those vital skills needed in today’s competitive marketplace.”

The addition of AutoCAD to the Student Community allows students to take full advantage of these new design tools, while adding to the portfolio of products they can use to develop skills in key industry concepts such as Digital Prototyping, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design.

With the addition of AutoCAD, the Student Community now offers more than two dozen free software products.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

12 replies on “AutoCAD Available for Free for Student Engineering and Design Community”

I am an engineering student who would like to use the free student version of autocad. How do i go about downloading it?

Hi, I am taking drafting/architecter 2 in highschool and we use autocad 2010/11. the teacher said we can get it for free because we are students there and all he has to do is send us an email and inviting us. i love autocad 2010 its amazing but it is taking forever to get everything they need together to send the email so is there another way i can get it for free?

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