Discounted and Free Software
CCA students, staff and faculty are eligible to access free and trial versions of popular software titles from companies such as Autodesk® and Adobe®. Please note: software requests are coordinated through faculty and program chairs, please contact them for more information.
See Software License Support offers (Adobe®, Cinema 4D, HDR Lightmap, Rhino 3D, Zbrush) for students and faculty impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), links below:
- Adobe® Creative Cloud DT Apps
Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for faculty, see link for access to desktop apps on your personal device.
- Adobe® Creative Cloud™ for Students: Desktop Applications and Cloud Storage
- Adobe® Creative Cloud™ for Faculty and Staff: Contact the Helpdesk for more information.
- Apple software for MacOS
- ArchiCAD free student software: ArchiCAD Free Student and Teacher Version
- Ashlar-Vellum Student/Faculty Licensing (Graphite): The Ashlar-Vellum Student/Teacher Unit Licensing (STU)
- Autodesk Software FREE for Students:
Students now can access virtually infinite computing power with Autodesk cloud-based solutions. Learn how you can create, visualize, analyze, simulate, and iterate your designs faster–eliminating long wait time in studios or computer labs. Improve your course project outcomes by moving computation-intensive tasks to the cloud, enabling rapid visualization and simulation and optimized collaboration with access to intelligent, data-rich models. Learn how you can solve your complex design challenges anywhere, anytime right now.
Autodesk 360 Cloud Services
- Cinema 4D: MAXON | 3D
Students can download the 6-month student/instructor license. The semester validation sticker on your student ID should serve as expiration date, if not upload a certificate of enrollment or unofficial transcript.
- Cyberduck: FTP Client
- Google Sketchup: 3D Modeling Software Sketchup from Google
- HDR Lightmap Lightmap
Students can apply for an educational HDR Light Studio software license free for 1 year, use voucher code YYD2NZFGBOSU
- Journey Ed Online Software Store
- Lucidpress: Design and layout software
- Microsoft Office in Education: Office 365
- Rhino 3D educational single-user licensing: Rhino3d
Rhino 3D 90-day evaluation license for free: Rhino3d/Eval
- Shapr3D: Shapr3D
3D modeling for iOS. Professional, easy CAD on the go. Create sketches, extrude and modify them with our advanced toolset for 3D modeling. All you need is an iPad and Apple Pencil.
Available at the App Store, Get the free educational license here.
- SolidWorks student edition: The SolidWorks Student Edition
- Unity 3D: free download for non-commercial use
- Unreal Game Engine: https://www.unrealengine.com/
- X-rite i1Profiler Software: For use with X-Rite i1 Display Pro Monitor Calibrators
- ZBrush: Available as a trial for online education through the end of the semester. Students must register for the trial, and then communicate with their instructor the email address they used to sign up for the trial. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.