What is AutoCAD?

Architects, engineers, and construction professionals use AutoCAD to:

  • Design and annotate 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects

  • Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more

  • Create a customized workspace to maximize productivity with add-on apps and API

For more information, visit Autodesk's website

Quick Information

VENDOR: Autodesk
VERSION: 2023 (Windows), 2021 (Mac)
LICENSE TYPE: Concurrent use
PLATFORM: 2023 version on Windows and 2021 version on Mac

Who is licensed to use AutoCAD?

Faculty and staff are licensed to use AutoCAD for Educational purposes only on MSU Denver devices. Students can apply for a one year free license at Autodesk's website for personal use machines that will not require VPN access to our license server.

How do I request access to AutoCAD?

How do I access AutoCAD?

For Faculty on MSU Denver computers, you will need the GlobalProtect client to be installed and access granted to run AutoCAD outside of the university network. For more information or to request access please view What is GlobalProtect? knowledge base article.

Once you have installed AutoCAD from one of the methods above, you can launch the application from your Start menu (Windows) or Launchpad (Mac), the application will connect to your license server and you will be able to use it.

If you require assistance using the application, please contact your instructor, department tutor, or supervisor for help.

If you experience trouble installing the application, you receive license errors, or you feel it is not running correctly, please submit a Software Issues & Errors request.

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