AutoCAD is a 3D CAD design, drafting, modeling, architectural drawing, and engineering software program used in a variety of fields.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (personal computers only)

Vendor Information: Autodesk and Autodesk AutoCAD Services & Support


  • Northeastern-managed computers
  • ITS-managed computer labs
  • Unmanaged Northeastern machines: Contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP), who can provide the software for local installation.
  • Personal computers: Free direct from vendor, Windows or Mac. Go to the Autodesk Education Community Download Center.

NOTE: Visit the Autodesk Education Community to learn more about Free Software, Training and the Design Showcase. You will need to register (click on the “Join the community today” link) with your university issued email ( or address.

All users of Northeastern University-owned/-managed/-licensed computers, networks, systems and software, are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).

Updated July 2014