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Auto Desk (AutoCAD)

Below is an overview of AutoDesk (AutoCAD) at NDSU and how to obtain the software.


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, addings blocks, creating schedules, and more 
  • Customize with add-on apps and APIs

To Order AutoCAD and Components: 

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 to create an account and create an account using your NDSU email to download the software.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this service


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

Call: 701-231-8685


University-funded: no charge.


For academic learning, teaching and research.

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 10:37 CDTUpdated:2021-05-26 14:15 CDT
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