CAD stands for Computer aided drafting. Previously all engineering drawings were drawn by hand. This took a lot of time and effort to draw an engineering drawing. Also in these drawings there were a lot of chances of errors like, the measurement isn’t proper (as in engineering drawing very small measurements like 0.5 or 0.1mm are used.) or the lines are not perfectly parallel or human errors. So in order to ease the drawing process and reduce errors the Computer aided drafting was introduced. Due to these softwares drawing complex drawings with utmost accuracy was possible.

AutoCAD | how to download it for free (students version)

AutoCAD is a drawing software used all over the globe by students to professionals. Developed and marketed by Autodesk, AutoCAD was first released in December 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers.

AutoCAD is is free software for students & trainers for 3 years. To use AutoCAD for free you must have an AUTODESK STUDENTS account.


1: Visit this link and      create a students account.

2: After signing up, select the operating system (windows or Mac OS). Then            select the language and version Of AutoCAD (If your PC has a old                      processor less RAM or so, you can opt for AutoCAD 2018 instead of              AutoCAD 2020 or 2021 as there isn't any major difference. )

3: After downloading the installer go on clicking Next and download the                  AutoCAD software. The file size may range from 4-6 GB.

4: The software is installed and you can use it !