Autodesk – AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit

General Information

  • A site license for Autodesk products is available for university-owned computers only
  • Autodesk products are installed in
    • 205 Park – Robertson Computer Lab
    • 222 York – B-1
    • 222 York – Student Tech
    • As requested on university-owned computers.

Request Educational Access for Personal Computers

General Steps

  • Create an Autodesk account using your Yale email
  • Confirm your eligibility, which involves validating your role with a qualified educational institution.
  • Download and install your software from the Get Products page.
    • Important: Even if your software is already installed on the device you’re using, you must click Download on the product card to trigger your product entitlement.
  • Start your product, sign in to Autodesk account, and begin using your software.
    • Note: Once you’re signed in on your browser, you may need to click Go to Product to return to your software.

Requesting Autodesk Products for DGSD-owned computers

  • Option 1 – Submit a ServiceNow ticket
  • Option 2 – Check “Software Center” and self-install applications
  • Option 3 – Follow the instructions above to create an Autodesk Educational account
    • This option is suggested for
      • Users that work off campus frequently
      • Users that want access to Autodesk products other than AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit
      • Users that want access to other versions

Using Autodesk Products Off-Campus for DGSD-owned computers

  • The DGSD Autodesk license server is only available when connected to Yale Secure, Yale Wireless, Yale Wired, or VPN
  • If you work off campus frequently, you may want to “borrow” a license
  • General Steps
    • Connect to Yale Secure, Yale Wireless, Yale Wired, or VPN
    • Open the Borrow A License window in one of two ways:Click Tools > License Borrowing > Borrow License.
    • Click Help > About > Manage License.
    • In the Borrow A License window, select a day from the calendar.
    • The license is automatically returned at the end of that day, or you can return the license early.
    • Click Borrow License.
    • Click Close in the confirmation window.
    • NOTE: A borrowed license is tied to the MAC address (the 12-character host ID) of the network adapter used when you borrowed the license. If a computer is connected to a docking station, consider whether you will use it after borrowing the license. If not, undock the laptop first and then reconnect to the network to borrow the license.
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