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Autodesk offers free design software to students across the globe

By Laura Devaney
December 2nd, 2014

U.S. students received free access earlier in 2014

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Courtesy of Autodesk

Earlier this year, Autodesk made its software available to U.S. middle and high school students for free in support of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, and now the company is expanding free access to its professional design software to 188 countries across the globe.

More than 680 million students and educators from more than 800,000 secondary and post-secondary schools will be able to use Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for both in-school and at-home educational use, though commercial use is not allowed.

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