Free AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and other titles still available.
Once upon a time, it was reported that the Autodesk assistance program which provides free software and training for "veteran or unemployed individual who has...previously worked in the architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing industries" was going to expire in January 2011.
At last check, there does not seem to be an expiration date for this program
The Autodesk Assistance Program provides FREE versions of the latest software, and free Autodesk product training. Click on the link below for important DETAILS.
Some of the products eligible for a FREE software license include:
- AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
- Autodesk® Revit® MEP Suite
- AutoCAD® Architecture
- Autodesk® Alias® Design
- AutoCAD® Electrical
- AutoCAD® Mechanical
View the full list at http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=download_center