Autodesk Suite


3D design, engineering and entertainment software





About Autodesk

Autodesk is a software company that makes 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software.  Students and educators can receive free licenses for software including:

  • AutoCAD - general CAD software

  • Fusion 360 -  3D CAD, CAM, and CAE software

  • Inventor - 3D CAD software

  • 3ds Max - 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists

  • Maya - 3D animation software

  • Mudbox - digital painting and sculpting software

Many of the programs are Windows-only, but some of the design software runs on macOS and Linux.


Students and Faculty: register at to create an Autodesk account and download software. To create an account, click Get Started, then follow the instructions to create an account.  You may be asked to upload a picture of your Swarthmore ID for proof that you are affiliated with an educational organization.

After logging in, you can download full versions of most Autodesk software.

  • Find the software you want to download and click Get license

  • Choose your version - School: deploy without network server


If you experience problems downloading your software or are interested in departmental lab use, contact ITS (, x4357) for help.

Ways you can contact ITS or find information:

ITS Support Portal:
Phone: x4357 (HELP) or 610-328-8513
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