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Free Autodesk software for Higher Education students, professors and researchers

 - 05/01/2007

Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) and Autodesk Portugal signed a protocol on supplying free Autodesk Student Version software licenses for use on personal computers belonging to students, teaching and administrative staff and researchers from the universities and polytechnic institutions covered by the e-U Virtual Campus initiative. This UMIC-sponsored initiative covers almost all higher education institutions in Portugal and involves wireless networks, turning the entire higher education system into a single virtual campus and making a wide range of services, content and applications available.

The protocol also provides for access to a series of extra features when the various higher education institutions’ domains are authorised on the Autodesk University Portal (Student Community & Design Community).

Autodesk software covered by the protocol includes applications for visualisation, mechanical design, infrastructure design, geo-spatial information systems and building design: Inventor Professional EDU Student, AutoCAD Revit Building Series EDU Student, Autodesk Civil 3D EDU Student (all including AutoCAD), Autodesk VIZ EDU Student and Autodesk Raster Design EDU Student.

As well as being able to download Autodesk software free of charge, beneficiaries can also obtain free online support for technical issues, participate in online discussion forums, access international scientific communities from various universities throughout the world freely, access the technical content library, curricula for specialisation courses for each application, e-learningclasses that professionals working in the different sectors use for their basic and advanced training and job offers (local and worldwide) that Autodesk clients publish on the Portal.

Last updated ( 16/07/2010 )