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This article was published on December 1, 2014


    Autodesk just made its design software free for students and teachers worldwide

    Autodesk just made its design software free for students and teachers worldwide
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    Design students rejoice – Autodesk today announced it’s making its suite of of apps free for students and teachers worldwide.

    According to Autodesk, the new access should allow more than 680 million people from over 800,000 schools and 188 countries have access to the software at no cost.

    As usual with free student software, however, the access is meant for educational purposes only – no commercial usage allowed.

    The announcement follows an earlier move by Autodesk to make its software available to middle and high school students in the US as part of Obama’s ConnectEd initiative, which looks to make it easier for students to access educational technology.

    If you’re a student or educator and want to request access to Autodesk’s software, check out the company’s education page.

    Autodesk Makes Design Software Free to Schools Worldwide [Autodesk]