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)
- Northeastern-managed computers: All ITS-managed lab and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed Windows computers can access it via All Programs > Design and CAD > AutoCAD. Faculty/staff, if you do not see it under All Programs, see How to: Determine if your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit.
- Unmanaged Northeastern computers and Faculty and Student personal computers: Free direct from vendor, Windows or Mac. Go to the Autodesk Education Community Download Center. (Note: This software is for academic purposes only. Administrative use requires a different type of license.)
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 (northeastern.edu or husky.neu.edu) 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).