Before beginning to learn Autocad you, of course, you should install Autocad. You will ask where I can download free Autocad? To answer your question I prepare instruction how to download a free version of Autocad.
Here you will find answer to frequently asked question:
Where can I download student version of Autocad?
How to Download free Autocad?
What is the student version of Autocad?
Which version of AutoCAD I should install?
Does student version of Autocad has a limitation?
The difference between Autocad versions?
Which version of AutoCAD should I choose if I want to use classic interface?
If you are already using AutoCAD with the classic interface you shouldn’t install an older version of Autocad. Because you can choose which type of interface you want to use. Even you can customize the interface and change it as you wish. All interface features available on all (from 2009 version) versions of Autocad.
Autocad versions and their features
From 2009 year version Autocad interface changes to new Ribbon style interface. That’s why there is no big difference between 2009 year and 2017 year versions of AutoCAD. Just remember developers always working on Autocad and trying to make it more flexible and useable. So better than 2015 version of Autocad can be an only new version of software.
So if you are asking Which version I should use? I recommend you download and install the latest version of Autocad.
Where can you download and install Autocad for free?
So let’s begin. I will show you step by step how you can easily and free download and install a free Student version of Autocad. So you can ask why free and is that legal? Yes, that is the real legal free license of Autocad. Autodesk company offer free student version for education. In student version no any functionality limitation from the standard version. Except student version can be used only for education and no any commercial use.
Downloading Student version of Autocad
Free student version you can download from
- Go to Autodesk.com website and click on Menu on the right corner.
Select from menu Free Student software.
You will see list of software that you can download. Choose from list Autocad.
You will be redirected to new page and for downloading you will need Login or Create new Account on Autodesk website to download Autocad.
In registration on Autodesk website no big difference between registration on another website. But there had some nuances that can be little difficult for new beginners. That’s why we will pass all step by step.
To register click on red button CREATE ACCOUNT. You will be redirected to new page and on the first step, you need to choose your country educational role, and birthday.
In the educational role, you can choose from 4 roles. We will choose student
After you enter all data click on button Next
In the next step, you need to enter Your name, Second name, Email, Password and agree with terms. After all, clicks on button Sign UP.
After that, you need to verify your email address by clicking on verification button that you will get to an email address after sign up.
After clicking on Done button you will be redirected to another page. Where you must enter name of educational institute, area of study and education time.
Enter any educational institute in your city or country. If you will get error Please select your educational institution Then click on I Can’t find my educational institution.
You will get another form. Enter any education institute name in your city and fulfill all another field.
After that click button Add.
You will return back and now you can click on button Next.
You will get new message
Click on Done button and agree with Term of Service on the next page and click on Continue button. You will get Email from Autodesk. Don’t delete that email because it contains important information for installing.
Сongratulation we are already done. Now we can download AutoCAD for free.
After clicking on Continue button you will redirect to AutoCAD download page or you can
Now you need to choose Autocad Version, Operation system, and language.
After all, you need just download and install Autocad.