IT Services
Campus Software for Students

AutoDesk Software

Available to

  • Sheridan students & instructors


  • No charge


  • must be an active student and adhere to the guidelines set out in Sheridan's Acceptable Use Policy

  • must adhere to the terms and conditions set by Autodesk's software license agreement

  • must create or have an AutoDesk account to download software

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Users across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created.

Key Features

  • students, teachers and academic institutions worldwide are eligible for free* access to Autodesk software

  • you get a three-year license to install the software on a personal computer

  • you get access to wide range of software and mobile apps, including: AutoCAD, Fusion 360, Inventor Professional, Maya and much more.

Downloading the Software

See Getting the Software for details.

Getting AutoDesk Software

  1. Go to:

  2. Select the link appropriate to your role:
    • Students: under the Student software heading select College & university students
    • Faculty: under the Educator software heading select College & university educators

    Autodesk Download page

  3. Select the software title you want to download. Note that the most popular titles are displayed by default. Use the filtering options to see all of the software available to you.
    Product select

  4. You will be prompted to sign in or create an account. Click the Create Account button if you don't already have an Autodesk account.

  5. Fill in the form to create your account. Click the Next button.
    account details

  6. A prompt will appear indicating that you will be required to click a link in an email from Autodesk to activate your account. Go to your email and click the link as indicated.
    activation message

  7. Once you click the email link, a message will appear indicating that your account has been activated.
    account activated

  8. Click the sign-in button and log-in with the credentials you just created.
    sign-in more

  9. Complete the details for your download using the dropdown menus on the page and take note of your serial number and product key—these will also be sent to you via email. Click the Browser Download button to download your software.
    complete download



Support for this software is limited to issues related to downloading and/or installation.

If you have questions related to the software's usage and features, please refer the publisher's website linked below.

In Person Support

Available at the IT Service Desk.

Phone or Email

Call the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to