Account management for education

Set up a lab as an admin

If you’re an admin or IT professional who qualifies for the Autodesk Education plan, you can deploy Autodesk products to a network of shared computers for use in a lab. You’ll use a network license server to deploy licenses for up to 3,000 concurrent students per product. Shared lab machines are managed using serial numbers.

Create an account and confirm your eligibility

If you're new to Autodesk, you can create an Autodesk account to use products under the Education plan. If you already have an Autodesk account, simply sign into your account on the Get Products page (US Site) and skip to Confirm eligibility for admins.


To create an account:

  1. Go to to create an education account and confirm your eligibility.

  2. View the “How it works” video on that page for a full description of the process.

  3. Click Get Started.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter basic information about your institution and yourself.

  5. Once your account information is submitted, you'll receive an email to verify your email address. Click the link in the email to activate your account.

  6. Follow the steps in Confirming eligibility as an admin.

Get a network license and deploy your products

  1. Sign in to the Get Products page (US Site) and select the Class/Lab tab.

  2. Select Get License for the product you need.

  3. Select the deployment type, OS, version, and language. See License and subscription terms.

  4. Click Download.

  5. Install your lab product files.

  6. Check your email for your license information and register the initial license at Autodesk Product Registration. For more information on installing a license file, see Obtain and install a license file.

Help educators and students get started

Each student and educator in your organization who will be using an Autodesk product in your class or lab will need an Autodesk Account with the product entitlement. Do the following to help them:

  1. Tell each educator and student to create an Autodesk Account and establish their eligibility. Refer them to Getting started as a student or educator.
    Note: Educators and students know their eligibility has been confirmed when they sign in to the Get Products page (US Site) and see an eligibility expiration date in the personalized banner.

  2. Have each educator and student sign into the products installed in your lab, using their Autodesk Account.

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