Autodesk: LSU Overview

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General Information

Autodesk is an American software corporation that designs applications for the engineering, architecture, manufacturing, construction, entertainment, and telecommunication industries. A wide range of Autodesk applications are available free of charge to those in the higher educational community. 

Note: There has been a recent change in Autodesk products and licensing resulting in changes to how it is distributed to the campus community. Instead of downloading Autodesk software from TigerWare, it will now be obtained directly from Autodesk's website. This version of Autodesk is free for Academic use only.  If you are unsure if your use qualifies please refer to: New Business Model for Educational Institutions FAQ.

In order to to gain access to your individually licensed Autodesk products, you must activate an online account on the Autodesk site. For help with this, please visit AutoDesk: How to Create an Autodesk Account.

For instructions on how to access the suite of Autodesk software, please visit the article AutoDesk: How to Access Autodesk Software.

Included in their free software is the following:

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • AutoCAD Architecture 
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Electrical 
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • AutoCAD MEP 
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • AutoCAD Structural Detailing
  • AutoCAD Utility Design
  • Autodesk Alias Design
  • Autodesk InfraWorks 
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional
  • Autodesk Mudbox™
  • Autodesk Navisworks Manage
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional
  • Autodesk Showcase 
  • Autodesk Simulation CFD 
  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 
  • Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate
  • Autodesk Vault Basic
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk MotionBuilder
  • Autodesk Softimage 
  • AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate
  • Building Design  Suite Ultimate
  • Factory Design  Suite Ultimate
  • Infrastructure Design  Suite Ultimate
  • Plant Design  Suite Ultimate
  • Product Design  Suite Ultimate
  • Autodesk Alias AutoStudio
  • AutoCAD for Mac
  • Autodesk Ecotect Analysis
  • Autodesk Inventor Publisher
  • Autodesk Maya LT
  • Autodesk SketchBook Pro for Enterprise
  • Autodesk Smoke
  • Autodesk Vault Professional


Students, Faculty, & Staff: 

For instructions on how to access the suite of Autodesk software, please see the article AutoDesk: How to Access Autodesk Software.

Lab administrators & TSPs:

Lab administrators will need to create an Academic Resource Account (ARC) to access multiple licenses. Please visit AutoDesk: How to Create an Institutional Academic Resource Center (ARC) Account.


Training Resources

Vendor Training Resources for AutoDESK Products

Autodesk Resources

AutoCAD Service Portal

AutoCAD Support (Search for your Answer)

AutoCAD Training (Online Tutorials and Authorized Training Centers)

AutoCAD Product Documentation


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