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[Updated: December 01, 2018. Reasons: Available software changed. First Published: October 18, 2014] More people know about AutoCAD than Autodesk. In fact, for very long time Autodesk was being known because of AutoCAD. But now its portfolio is huge and they are developing a huge number of specialized software for architecture, construction, manufacturing, engineering, film and television industry. All major companies uses one or the other software from Autodesk, specially AutoCAD is the most famous computer-aided-design (CAD) software being used by architects, engineers, drafting, modeling and examining the structure, etc.

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Many of Autodesk’s software are available for all major platforms e.g. iOS, Android, Mac, Windows. On Android, I have used Autodesk SketchBook, SketchBook Express and Pixlr Express. I used my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with the help of S Pen, and not any other stylus, to learn a little bit of sketching.

List of free available software from Autodesk is huge which includes AutoCAD (all), 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design, A360, Advance Concrete, Advance Steel, FX, Fusion 360, Maya, Mockup 360, Pixlr Express, Robot Structural Analysis Professional, Softimage, VRED Professional and many others. You will get latest releases and there is no cost but download time depending upon your internet speed. Check the following image for the full list of available software from Autodesk.

You can have access to:

3ds Max

Advance Steel

Alias AutoStudio



AutoCAD for Mac

AutoCAD Architecture

AutoCAD Electrical


AutoCAD LT for Mac

AutoCAD Map 3D

AutoCAD Mechanical


AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD Raster Design

BIM 360

CFD Design Study Environment

CFD Ultimate

Character Generator

Civil 3D

Dynamo Studio


Fabrication CADmep

Fabrication CAMduct

Fabrication ESTmep

Factory Design Utilities


Flow Design

FormIt Pro

Fusion 360

Fusion 360 for Educational Institutions

Helius Composite

HSMWorks Ultimate



Inventor HSM Ultimate

Inventor Professional

Inventor Tolerance Analysis


Maya LT

Moldflow Adviser Ultimate




Nastran In-CAD

Navisworks Manage

Navisworks Simulate

Nesting Utility

Netfabb Premium

Point Layout

ReCap Pro

Rendering in A360


Robot Structural Analysis Professional

SketchBook for Institutions

SketchBook for Students


Structural Bridge Design


Vault Professional Client

Vault Professional Server

Vehicle Tracking

VRED Professional

In the article title, I mentioned students and educators but in reality there is no such restriction. You will be asked to write the name of your institution, your study status, country, email, etc. Write anything you want. There is no check and balance. I tried Yahoo email, German school name with Sweden as country and it worked. I was just testing it, so, please do not abuse the system. Autodesk has mentioned four steps to do to get free software:

1. Select your chosen product from the list below
2. Select Sign In or Create Account
3. Select the version, operating system and language
4. Install

Before proceeding, please know that the license is valid for 3 years. After that you may need to buy the license. Go to the following web address, click on the Autodesk product you want, you will be directed to the new page. There you will have two options. If you already have Autodesk account, you can login or you can create new account. After creating new account, you need to activate it from email. Once it is activated, you can download and/or use cloud services free of cost from Autodesk.

Contents Removed or Updated:

AutoCAD for Mac
Autodesk Inventor Professional
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Autodesk 3ds Max
AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Civil 3D
AutoCAD Electrical
AutoCAD Map 3D
AutoCAD Mechanical
AutoCAD P and ID
AutoCAD Raster Design
AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
AutoCAD Structural Detailing
Autodesk 3ds Max Design
Autodesk Alias Automotive
Autodesk Alias Design
Autodesk Ecotect Analysis
Autodesk Green Building Studio
Autodesk Impression
Autodesk Inventor Publisher
Autodesk Maya
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Advanced
Autodesk MotionBuilder
Autodesk Mudbox
Autodesk Navisworks Manage
Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
Autodesk Revit Structure
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Autodesk Showcase
Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics
Autodesk SketchBook Designer
Autodesk SketchBook Pro
Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X
Autodesk Softimage


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