The University of Waterloo has a research license with Autodesk that includes the following packages:

  • AutoCAD
  • Fusion 360
  • Inventor
  • Revit
  • 3DS MAX
  • TinkerCAD
  • Maya

This license is for research and research support purposes only. 

Create an account

  • Go to Autodesk education and student access
  • Click "Get Started."
  • Select your educational role and click "Next"
    • If you select "Student," input your date of birth
  • Enter your first name, last name, UWaterloo email address ( and a password.
  • Check the box agreeing to the Autodesk Privacy Statement and Terms of Use then click "Create Account."
  • Verify your email address by opening the email that Autodesk sends you and clicking on the verification link.

Install software

  • Go to Autodesk education and student access
  • Scroll down the list of Autodesk products. On the software you wish to download, click "Get started"
  • Input your details: email, name, educational role, country, and institution
    • If you are a student, input your date of birth, enrollment date, and graduation date
  • Click "Confirm"
  • You should see a message saying "You're confirmed!" Click "Get Autodesk software"
  • You should be on the same page: Autodesk education and student access. Click "Get product" underneath the software you wish to install.
  • Select your operating system, version of the software, and language. Click "Install".
  • Click "Accept"
  • Download and run the setup file