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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.

Learn how to design and make a better world.

Use professional CAD software—for free

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.

Get ahead in your studies

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.

Take the inside track

Learn about the latest Autodesk events and challenges, share your work with others, and build your network through our Student Expert program.

Join today, design for tomorrow

Check out these students' collaborative design of a Ferrari F1 steering wheel, using Fusion 360.

Browse free courses

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...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Time 1h 30m
3227 Enrolled

Industrial Design

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—...

Jamie Billing

Time 1h 26m
5273 Enrolled


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...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Time 1h 47m
3127 Enrolled


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...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Time 3h 15m
1639 Enrolled


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...

Libby Falck

Content Contributor
Time 20h 00m
2024 Enrolled


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...

Phillip Dollan

Content Contributor
Time 2h 00m
517 Enrolled

Learn at your own pace

Getting started in Fusion 360? Register for a live Design Now Webinar.

Choose an hour-long webinar that fits your schedule, sign up for free, and our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals, to get you going in Fusion 360.

Download the right tools

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Looking for the right 3D modeling tool?

Learn how to make anything with the first 3D design and modeling tool of its kind—connecting CAD, CAM, and CAE. Fusion 360 is easy to use for school projects, and it works on both Mac and PC.

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Looking for industry leading architecture tools?

Architecture careers start with free Autodesk Revit software training—no experience required.

Learn CAD and digital manufacturing

Practice your CAD/CAM/CAE skills and learn industry trends, all while creating your own drone in Fusion 360. Check out the CAD and Digital Manufacturing Specialization developed by Autodesk, in partnership with Coursera.

Resources for educators

Download projects, lesson plans, and datasets to incorporate Autodesk software into your classroom.

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Create your own design slam for your students

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Follow along with F1 in Schools

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Introduce your students to CAD and CAE

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!

Explore. Share. Make.

Learn how to make anything with Instructables. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, online classes, and a vibrant maker community.

About Autodesk

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media, and entertainment industries, Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms of use or other applicable terms that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services subject to an Educational license may be used solely for Educational Purposes and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.