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 Audodesk 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 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 the Education Community Support for help. 

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


Installation Instructions

AutoCAD 2013 Installation Instructions

AutoCAD 2012 Installation Instructions
 

Downloads

AutoCAD for Windows Download

AutoCAD for Mac Download

Students & Personal Machines:

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

Detailed Instructions
 

Training Resources

Lynda Campus (Video Tutorials)

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)

 

Referenced from: autodesk.com

 

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