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    I am trying to get a copy of AutoCAD and I was told that if you were a student, you could sign up at Autodesk and you could download free software. So, I went and signed up and everything works. I went to the software downloads tab and there are 19 programs there to download for free.

    Autodesk Inventor
    Autodesk AliasStudio
    AutoCAD Electrical
    Autodesk SketchBook Pro
    AutoCAD Architecture
    AutoCAD Civil 3D
    AutoCAD Map 3D
    AutoCAD MEP
    AutoCAD Raster Design
    Autodesk 3ds Max
    Autodesk Impression
    Autodesk Maya PLE
    Autodesk MotionBuilder PLE
    Autodesk NavisWorks Manage
    Autodesk Showcase
    Autodesk VIZ
    Revit Architecture
    Revit MEP
    Revit Structure

    Now, I'm just looking for AutoCAD and was wondering if any of these programs are similar, or does anyone know anywhere on the site where I can download it or buy it, because I can't seem to find anything there.

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    You cannot download plain old vanilla AutoCAD for free. You can get a heavily discounted student license for one year though. AutoCAD is included as the base software for some of the software listed above but not all. Example: AutoCAD Electric.
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    wow, I had no idea you could download it for free. I purchased mine online, its $160 for a 13 month license or $360 for a permanent license (at least in the US). The only thing required is a proof that you are currently taking a drafting / cad class.

    I will definitely check out their webpage for this, thanks for the info.

    Jesper

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    Back up the horses cowboys. If either of you bothered to look in the Beginner's Area > Student Software and read the very nice explanation about "free AutoDesk software" that CADTutor (the one, the only, the magnificent) wrote you'll see that it says "Notice that there is no vanilla AutoCAD, only the vertical products are available." One downside to speed reading is the lack of retention.
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    Thanks for pointing this out ReMark, amazing that my teacher wasn't aware of this (and that I didn't notice this until now), I will definitely let her know.

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    The only "freebie" of vanilla AutoCAD I am aware of is the 30-day trial version. It's available to anyone, students and non-students. Visit:

    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...&siteID=123112

    You can also get a free 30-day trial of AutoCAD LT as well.
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