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As members of Autodesk Design Academy, students and educators can access free design software, along with free educational resources in manufacturing, construction, and production—including self-paced online courses, guided webinars, tutorials, industry contests, class projects, and curriculum for all levels.
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As an Autodesk Student, you can use the same CAD software that professionals use. Not some watered-down “student” version, but the exact same CAD software that professional designers, engineers, machinists, architects, builders, and construction managers use every day on the job.
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Members enjoy access to free tutorials, webinars, and online courses—that are published here before they’re available anywhere else. As you learn our software and sharpen your skills, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
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Check out these students' collaborative design of a Ferrari F1 steering wheel, using Fusion 360.
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Get deeper practice in your studies, develop your professional skills, and prepare for your career while learning Autodesk software. Check out our free online courses, find the one that’s right for you, and enroll today.
Introduction to CAD: Learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes
Are you new to CAD or Fusion 360? If so, this short course is perfect for you. Learn the basics of parametric modeling, freeform design, assembly creation, rendering, 3D...
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Good designers and engineers know how to explore and iterate their designs. Thankfully, computer aided design (CAD) allows you to do just that—explore and iterate your design—...
Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts
Before we begin modeling and prototyping our designs, we’ll review several foundational concepts that will help us anticipate necessary modifications to our designs, during the...
Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE
Unlike any other tool of its kind, Autodesk Fusion 360 connects CAD, CAM, and CAE in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. In this course, you will...
Principles of Design Thinking
Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that is transforming fields from entertainment to international development. In this beginner-level course, you will practice...
Fusion 360: Design and Customize a VEX EDR Clawbot
Learning robotics is a great way to learn CAD and engineering principles. Using the VEX EDR kit, this course takes you through the assembly of a clawbot robot using Autodesk...
Autodesk Education Experiences
Tomorrow's challenges will be solved by today's students.
That’s why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources through Design Academy, as well as Tinkercad and Instructables.
Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.
Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry–the list is truly endless!
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