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‌Autodesk Education Community are offering a free download trial of Autodesk 2011 editions 2D & 3D design software  – including a 6-month licenses of animation and visualization products like Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Maya® 

What Is Autodesk?

Autodesk focuses on 2D and 3D design software for use in architecture, engineering and building construction, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

What is Autodesk Inventor?

Autodesk Inventoris 3D CAD modelling software package.

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD, a product of AutoDesk, is a computer-aided drafting (CAD) software package for 2D and 3D design and drafting.

Click here to search the PC Suites for versions of this software
Current version available:  Check online for latest Autodesk products


  • Windows Yes
  • Macintosh  No
  • Linux No

Does NUI, Galway have a site licence for Autodesk software?

No. NUI Galway currently has a limited number of licences distributed by a network license server. Licenses are for use in the PC Suites.

How can I get Autodesk software for my computer?

  • AutoCAD 2010, Autodesk Design Review 2010 and DWG TrueView is available in PC Suites – search online for relevant‌.  

  • Staff 
    Yes. Autodesk software for students and educators can be downloaded for free - details available from Autodesk   

  • Students 
    Yes. Autodesk software for students and educators can be downloaded for free - details available from Autodesk  

  • Installation Information 
    To install software on your computer, you must login as an administrator 
    System requirements for Autodesk Inventor

Can I install Autodesk software on my home computer?

No. Licences must be purchased - details available from Autodesk

Where can I get technical support about Autodesk?

Technical support is available from Autodesk  

Known Issues

Students can only download the most recently released Autodesk product (student version) from the Autodesk student website. The following Autodesk products are not backward compatible - Revit series (Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP), Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Civil 3D - which means that newer file versions for these products cannot be opened in the PC Suites where an older Autodesk product version is installed.