Clemson University has access to Autodesk software free through the Autodesk Education program. This replaces the Autodesk software suites that were previously used. Under this license, students and faculty can gain free access to a large variety of Autodesk software.
There are two ways to license the software: using the Clemson network license or downloading the software yourself from the Autodesk website using a standalone license.
Software that is currently under Clemson's network license:
- 3DS Max 2019 - 2023
- Arnold 2018, 2020
- AutoCAD 2019 - 2023
- AutoCAD Architecture 2019 - 2023
- AutoCAD Electrical 2019 - 2023
- AutoCAD for Mac 2019 - 2023
- AutoCAD Map 3D 2019 - 2022
- AutoCAD Mechanical 2019 - 2022
- AutoCAD Raster Design 2022
- Autodesk CFD Ultimate 2022
- Civil 3D 2019 - 2022
- Civil 3D Grading Optimization 2022
- Civil 3D Project Explorer 2022
- Fusion 360 All
- Inventor HSM Ultimate 2019 - 2022
- Inventor Professional 2018, 2022
- Maya 2019 - 2023
- Mudbox 2018 - 2022*
- Navisworks Manage 2019 - 2023
- Navisworks Simulate 2019 - 2022
- Netfabb Premium 2020 - 2023
- ReCap Pro 2020 - 2022
- Revit 2019 - 2023
- Vault Professional Client 2019 - 2022
- Vault Professional Server 2019 - 2022
Note that versions other than those listed may be supported in some cases.
*excluding version 2021
Fusion 360 is licensed in a different way than the others, more details and downloads here: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/fusion-360-for-educational-institutions
If there is any software or version that is not listed here that you would like added to Clemson's network license, send an email to email@example.com.
If you do not wish to use Clemson's network license and wish to obtain the software yourself using a standalone license, you can also download it for free here.
Please note that the following software, which was previously available under Autodesk suites, is only available under the standalone licenses:
- A360 (must be accessed by student or educator)
- Rendering in A360 (must be accessed by student or educator)
- Fusion 360
Also please note that the following software which was previously available under Autodesk suites which is now no longer available or supported in any fashion:
- Showcase (can substitute Rendering in A360, 3DS Max, VRED Design, Revit Live, Inventor)
- Autodesk Remote
- Mockup 360 (replaced by A360 Viewer)
- 3DS Max Interactive (included in 3DS Max)
- Softimage (can substitute 3DS Max or Maya)
- AutoCAD Utility Design (another company will be responsible for any future development)
Per Autodesk's website: "Today’s challenges will be solved by tomorrow’s designers. That’s why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free* access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources.
With millions of professional users, Autodesk is a worldwide leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment.
*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes."
This product is generally distributed as a floating network license. This means there may be a limited number of seats of this software available and that users must connect to an on-campus license server to use the software.
Other RestrictionsThis software "may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes." (Per Autodesk's website).
License server: license5.clemson.edu Port: 27000
If you cannot enter license server name and port separately in the application, you may need to enter them in the format:
Purchasing Autodesk Education
Licenses for this software are available without purchase if you meet any license restrictions.
Install Media - How to Access Autodesk Education
Install media for this title should be obtained from the vendor's website.
If you have any additional questions about the availability, cost, or install procedures for this software, you can either visit the CCIT Support Center on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff can also contact their local IT support for help.