Type of software:

  • Architectural

Operating system:

  • Windows

Available to:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students


  • Free
  • Discounted

AutoCAD is a computer-aided drafting (CAD) software package for 2D and 3D design and drafting. It currently runs exclusively on Microsoft operating systems.


AutoCAD is part of a suite of applications from AutoDESK.


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How to get software:


AutoCAD is available to use in select computer labs. See the list below.


UNLV faculty and staff who wish to have AutoCAD installed on their university computer for academic purposes (Teaching and Research) can submit a request with the IT Help Desk for an institution license. These licenses are free of charge.

UNLV faculty and staff who wish to have AutoCAD installed on their university computer for administrative purposes can obtain the software from OIT for $150/license. Please complete the Software Request Form below, which is a campus IDR, and send it to MS1075. Once the IDR/Software Request Form has been processed, an IT help request will be generated under the requester's name and a technician will contact the user to schedule an appointment for installation.

Personal Use

UNLV faculty, staff and students can request a free academic license of various AutoDESK products directly from AutoDESK. A Rebelmail or UNLVMail account is required to sign-up. Fore more information, please visit:

Support & Training:

Supported by:

  • IT Help Desk

Type of support provided:

  • Help with use
  • Installation
  • Training
  • Purchasing Assistance

Training options:

Online training is available (under the Learn tab) after creating a free AutoDESK Education Community account at, as well as at

Check the current UNLV and Educational Outreach course catalogs to find courses that utilize this software.

Required account:

Available in these computer labs: