Name: AutoDesk Education License – Free
Description: Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms of use or other applicable terms that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services subject to an Educational license may be used solely for Educational Purposes and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.

Students and educators are eligible for an individual educational license if they are enrolled or employed at a Qualified Educational Institution which has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students. Learn more.

Qualified Educational Institutions may access free educational licenses for the purposes of learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by the educational institution. Learn more.

OS Supported: Windows  8, 10
Available to: Students and Educators for teaching, learning and research purposes.
Cost: Free
License Details: To get software through the AutoDesk Education Program, go to

Do not switch to Canadian Site, stay on the US website to complete registration or to login.

Please watch the ‘How it works (3.08min)’ video getting started as it has a good explanation of how the program works.

Select the ‘Get Started’ button to confirm your eligibility.

If you are an existing user, sign in with your AutoDesk account.  If not, please create a new account by selecting ‘New to AutoDesk? Create Account’ located on the Login page.

Please use your Carleton University email address (ex:  firstnamelastname@cunet.carleton or to create the AutoDesk account. Once signed in, please complete the information required by AutoDesk to confirm your eligibility.

For proof of eligibility, you can use your Student ID Campus card or Faculty ID Campus Card.

Once your eligibility has been confirmed by AutoDesk you will be able to access the software offered through this program.

If you have issues accessing this program, please contact AutoDesk directly for help!

Support & Resources: Please note that ITS does not provide support for this free education program.  If help is required, please contact AutoDesk Support directly.
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