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Auto Desk (AutoCAD)

Below is an overview and directions for NDSU students, faculty and staff to obtain Auto Desk (AutoCAD) on their personal computers.

Overview

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. 

  • Draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects 
  • Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more 
  • Customize with add-on apps and APIs

Help, consultation, training

Software

Email: ndsu.software.licensing@ndsu.edu

IT Help Desk

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution

Availability

24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Cost

University-funded: no charge.

Requirements

For academic learning, teaching and research.

Getting Started

Please consult with your Software Contact. If you do not know who your contact is you can find them on the Software - Contacts page. Please be sure to let your contact know what components you would like included in your order. If you do not renew your license you MUST remove the application from your machine. For pricing information, visit the Software - Faculty and Staff Price List page.

Students: Go to http://students.autodesk.com/ to create an account and create an account using your NDSU email to download the software.

Best Practices

Auto Desk recommends users begin by Developing CAD Standards to standardize styles, templates and naming standards.

Learn More/How To's

Typically a bulleted list of links to the most important documentation related to this solution.

FAQs

Use Cases

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. AutoCAD is often used to draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects

Universal Design/Accessibility

Auto Desk (AutoCAD) is Section 508 Accessibility Compliant.

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Keywords:Autodesk, CAD, software, render, components, 3d, 2d, model, models, solid, automate, api, geometry   Doc ID:101787
Owner:Wendy M.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-05-07 09:37 CSTUpdated:2022-01-03 11:23 CST
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