Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

It’s time to get creative: Get up to 20% off Autodesk software with this deal

Tech Center at Birmingham, Hermle using autodesk software to design.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

This content was produced in partnership with Autodesk.

AutoCAD has long been a staple of design and drafting tool sets, from architects and engineers to construction pros. It allows you to both design and annotate your creations, using 2D geometry and 3D models complete with textures, solids, surfaces, and mesh objects. Why does that matter? It massively helps design new physical objects and spaces in a digital form. But AutoCAD goes way beyond that, as do most of Autodesk’s software tools. It can be expensive to sign up for access, especially if you have a small to medium-sized team. With the current Autodesk software deal, you not only have the opportunity to try out the tools for free, but also you can get a significant discount, and lock in your price for three years. Between April 17 and 20, you can get 20% off AutoCAD LT and Revit LT Suit, and 15% off AutoCAD. That discount drops AutoCAD’s price down to $1,564 — if paid annually — saving you nearly $400 ($391). That’s an excellent deal but it won’t be available for very long so act soon.

This Autodesk software deal nets you access to the company’s latest products, namely AutoCAD which is an incredibly useful design and creativity tool. The most important takeaway is that it helps you complete your professional projects faster by unlocking access to automations and customizations. For example, you can fully customize your workspace with add-on apps and APIs that essentially transform the way you create, manipulate, and work with objects in the toolset. You can make things faster, especially the more you use the tool for your designs.

Autodesk software uses TrustedDWG technology to uphold design and visual fidelity in your DWGs files, but it also helps with compatibility ensuring you can use them with a number of additional tools and applications. Moreover, Autodesks’ latest software suite makes it easy to collaborate across teams but also devices, so if your crew is spread out, or some are working remotely, there’s still plenty of opportunity to create and work on designs together across desktop, web, and mobile. You can also begin working on one platform and pick up right where you left off on another, like jumping between web and mobile when you’re out of the office.

AutoCAD already comes with several pre-existing toolsets for architecture, mapping, electrical designs, raster, mechanics, MEP projects, and more. Basically, it’s a comprehensive go-to toolset for just about anything, from structural and building designs to interiors and visual flair — the finishing touches.

Normally $1,955 for the year if paid annually, AutoCAD is available as part of this Autodesk software deal for 20% off, or a welcome savings of about $400. So, you can subscribe for just $1,564, paid annually, lock in that price for three years, and even finance your purchase if you need to spread out the cost a little. That’s a great deal for this must-have design software.

Editors' Recommendations

Briley Kenney
Briley has been writing about consumer electronics and technology for over a decade. When he's not writing about deals for…
Anker Black Friday deal: SOLIX C1000 portable power station is $350 off
Anker SOLIX C1000 portable power station black friday deal product image

Power or electricity is one of those things that's really easy to take for granted. Then, one big wind or snowstorm rolls in, and the power goes down, and before you know it, you're groveling for just a little more illumination or battery life. But with the right planning, you can be ready for these occasions with a portable power station. Right now is the perfect time to take that leap, thanks to Anker's current Black Friday sale. It drops the price of Anker's SOLIX C1000, a 1,056-watt-hour capacity power station, to $649, instead of $999 -- saving you $350. If you want smart backup and portable power strike while the iron's hot.
Buy Now
 
Why you should buy the Anker Solix C1000 portable power station
The Anker SOLIX C1000 portable power station offers a 1,056-watt-hour capacity and 1,800 watts of output. It has 11 ports in total, including AC, DC, and USB. Plus, you can double its capacity to 2,112 watt-hours with an expansion battery or recharge it quickly in just 58 minutes while using the UltraFast Mode in Anker's mobile app. Yes, that also means it offers mobile app connectivity and controls.

But what is it? It can be used as a versatile portable power station, whether to get power on the spot -- like when you're off-grid -- or to use as a backup like a UPS, with a less than 20ms switchover in an outage. It even supports up to 600 watts of solar input, so you can connect solar panels and charge them using the sun's fully available energy. Renewable energy truly gets you off the power grid if that's something you're looking to achieve.

Read more
ESR Black Friday deals: Up to 60% off wireless power banks, cases, and more
ERS GEAR featured image

With all of the Black Friday deals on electronics, it's easy to get caught up in the fanfare and forget about some of the other great gear that might be on sale. For example, yeah, you can save big on mobile devices like the latest iPhones, but now is also the perfect time to grab some accessories to enhance your smartphone experience. Take ESR's thoughtful devices like the 3-in-1 watch and wireless charging set with HaloLock, or the kickstand-ready wireless power bank that attaches to the back of your iPhone. Many of its best devices are available at incredible discounts, too. You have to see these deals to believe them.
Shop Now
 
ESR Gear accessory deals for Black Friday
ESR HaloLock Shift wireless car charger -- $15, was $39

MagSafe-ready, this magnetic wireless car charger offers the ultimate hands-free convenience, and you certainly won't find the same at a comparable price thanks to Black Friday's deal. A removable charging pad allows you to quickly switch between navigation and gaming mode and back, in seconds, with a strong magnetic lock to securely lock your phone in place. No sudden stops are sending this flying. It's compatible with iPhone 15, 14, 13, and 12 series models.
Buy Now
 
ESR HaloLock Magnetic Wireless car charger -- $21, was $34

Read more
Get up to $300 off these gorgeous air purifiers in the Molekule Labor Day sale
Molekule Air Mini+ air purifier on kitchen counter

This content was produced in partnership with Molekule.
Air purifiers will keep the indoor air quality inside your home or apartment healthy, but also will help remove odors from pets and break down other pollutants like bacteria, viruses, mold, and allergens. But while they are an excellent addition to any household, they're not typically adorned with stylish designs to match modern decor. More specifically, they can be an eyesore. That's not the case with Molekule's quaint yet effective air purifiers. Here's the best part, though. As part of the Molekule Labor Day sale, you can save $300 on the Air Pro and $75 on the Air Mini+, the brand's two most popular devices. These are intelligent air purifiers with app controls that employ PECO-HEPA filtration.

As you may know, true HEPA filters remove 99.97% of particles and pollutants, even at a microscopic level. But Molekule's PECO technology destroys what HEPA leaves behind, providing three layers of protection through light-activated treatments and more. The PECO tech eliminates organic pollutants and works alongside a carbon layer to remove extra odors and gases. In other words, the Air Pro or Air Mini+ will leave your house smelling fresh and your lungs feeling fresh, especially if you suffer from asthma or allergies. Those Labor Day deals will only be available until September 4th, so don't waste time if you're interested.

Read more