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Autodesk Developer Network membership

Partner with us to fuel your software innovation 

Build your relationship with Autodesk by joining the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN), a developer program for Autodesk Platforms—desktop software and cloud solutions. Whether you're new to software development or a professional software developer new to Autodesk, a software business start-up, or well-established company with a team of full-time professional software developers, ADN can help you develop specialized solutions by extending Autodesk technology or integrating your solutions with it. 

ADN membership benefits

The ADN membership is for full-time professional software developers working with Autodesk platform technologies who need access to Autodesk software and one-on-one direct support for software development based on virtually all Autodesk technologies. 

  • Access to virtually all Autodesk software for development, support, and field demonstration purposes

  • Access to pre-release beta versions of future Autodesk software releases

  • One-on-one technical support from an Autodesk software engineer

  • Access to confidential information

  • Access to Autodesk technology conferences around the world (regular attendee event registration fees will be applicable)

  • Access to Autodesk customers and sales teams through exhibition at Autodesk University (regular exhibitor and attendee event registration fees will be applicable)

ADN membership pricing

  • 1 user*: 1,750
  • 2 to 5 users*: 3,000

  • 6 or more users*: 5,500

US$ in Americas, CIS and Asia | CAD$ in Canada | Euros in Europe/Middle East/Africa | AUS$ in Australia and New Zealand


*User(s) is the number of employees that will be using ADN-provided Autodesk desktop software, web services, and support services. This includes your software engineers, support personnel, and for in-the-field customer demonstrations. There are 3 user levels to choose from: 1 user, 2 to 5 users, and 6 or more users. ADN membership runs per calendar year—January 1 to December 31—and is not prorated.

ADN membership pricing may vary in some countries, including India, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, and a number of countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Qualify for free or reduced ADN membership

  • Companies joining ADN between October 1 and December 31 receive a membership for the following year at no extra cost. 

  • Authors of learning materials including books, video, and online learning aids receive special pricing for an ADN membership. Contact your local Autodesk Developer Network representative for details.

  • University developers qualify to receive ADN membership at no charge to support their engineering and design-related research, and software development efforts.

  • Start-up developers qualify to receive ADN membership at no charge for up to 3 years to support their startup projects and software development efforts. You can apply to join ADN now under the start-up developer category directly by submitting an online ADN membership application.

If you have questions about the Autodesk Developer Network membership, contact your local Autodesk Developer Network representative.

Access Autodesk software at no cost

Trial versions are available for most Autodesk products. Download your free 30-day trial version today. You can get Autodesk software for development use on an on-going basis by joining ADN.