Autodesk Software for Education

 AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software often used by students who are taking courses in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.

If you are a current student or instructor, follow the instructions below to create an account then download and install your software to your personal computer or device.

 Read more about Autodesk free software for education 

Create an account

  1. Visit the Autodesk Education Community.
  2. Click Get Started and create an Autodesk account using your Columbus State email address.

    For instructions, see Autodesk's Knowledge article: Create account for Students and Educators.
  3. Select Columbus State Community College as your institution and Verify your eligibility for free access to the Autodesk Education plan.

Install Autodesk on your PC

Note: these instructions are only for personal devices. For CSCC owned devices, please contact the IT Support Center.

It is recommended that you disable pop-up blockers before you download software. For details on how to do this, see the article: Disabling Pop-up Blockers

  1. Go to the education community site.
  2. Select the software you would like to install.
  3. Follow the prompts to download and install or read detailed instructions at Autodesk: Education Download and Install 


Manage Software

After downloading your software, you can manage and update your software through your Autodesk Account.


Need Assistance?

For assistance with your Education account, find out how to contact Autodesk Support.



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