AutoCAD: LSU Overview

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General Information

AutoCAD is a trusted software tool, and industry standard, that designs and documents projects for designers, architects, engineers, contractors, drafters, etc. This product is used across many industries. Examples include Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Automotive and Transportation, Media and Entertainment, Utilities, and Telecommunications. Autodesk is a software company that provides these tools. View a full listing of Autodesk products.

There has been a recent change in Autodesk products and licensing, resulting in changes to how it is distributed to the campus community. Because Autodesk no longer offers a site-wide license to their master suite, instead of downloading it from TigerWare it will now be obtained directly from Autodesk. As a member of a higher education institution, you can create an individual account on the Autodesk website. Download Autodesk Master Suite software FREE OF CHARGE.  

  • NOTE: You should be aware that the version from Autodesk will be the Educational version which will add a watermark to the generated files stating that the file was generated with the educational version of an Autodesk product.

In order to get access to your individually licensed Autodesk products, you must activate an online account on the Autodesk site. Autodesk will run on Windows 7 or newer. Some can run on Mac. View Autodesk's system requirements.

For instructions on how to download and access the master suite of Autodesk, please check out the Autodesk: LSU Overview.

Included in their free software is the following:
  • Revit Architecture
  • Revit Structure
  • Revit MEP
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional
  • Autodesk AliasStudio
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD Map3D
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • Autodesk Impression

Pre-Installation Notes

Lab installation that you wish to have on a Licensing Server?

A network license can be generated on Autodesk's website when you go to pick a license type. For more information how to create an account, visit AutoDesk: How to Create an Institutional Academic Resource Center (ARC) Account.

What are the System Requirements?

3 GB of memory is recommended. Review the Complete System Requirements in order to ensure program functionality.

Problems Activating? 

Contact Education Community Support for help. 

**Also available on VLab. To download the VLab Client review the Virtual Lab (VLab): LSU Overview.


AutoCAD for Windows Download

AutoCAD for Mac Download

Students & Personal Machines:

Register, Download, and Activate Online (Students & Personal Computers)

Detailed Instructions

Training Resources

Vendor Training Resources for AutoDesk Products

Autodesk Resources

AutoCAD Service Portal & Knowledge Base 

AutoCAD Training (Online Tutorials and Authorized Training Centers)

AutoCAD Product Documentation

Autodesk Education Community (free software and more)


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