Projects for your classroom

These industry inspired projects provide you with all the learning resources you'll need to teach 3D modeling, whether you're starting a new design program, preparing students for certification, or looking to augment your curriculum.

Filter by software or by industry, and then select from the list of available projects below. Be sure to log in to your Design Academy account so you can download the assets. If you're not yet a member, consider joining today. It's free!

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Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Product Design

Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: Inventor for Mechanical Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from...

Host your own Design Slam

Design Slams are a challenge of design, skill, and presentation. Design Slams introduce students to the design process and create...

Simulation: Dynamic Simulation

This project presents the theory and methods used to perform a dynamic analysis of a mechanical system using the Dynamic...

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

In this project you are introduced to the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and the associated software skills.
Maker, Product Design

MP3 Amplifier

Design a MP3 amplifier for a target audience.
Maker, Product Design

USB Pen Drive

Make a USB pen drive that can be 3D printed.

VEX Virtual Clawbot

Design a robot that can accomplish tasks that are too dull, dirty, or dangerous for humans to do.

VEX Speed, Power, Torque, and DC Motors

Use the principles of speed, torque, and power to improve your robot's DC motor.

VEX Mechanical Power Transmission

Design gears in Autodesk Inventor for your VEX robot.

VEX Object Manipulation

Design an object manipulator for your VEX robot.

VEX Custom Part Creation

Design a custom part for a VEX robot in Autodesk Inventor or Autodesk Fusion 360.
Engineering, Product Design


Design a kid-friendly scooter in Autodesk Inventor.

Rotational Inertia

Harness the power of inertia to design a faster bicycle.

Eco Material Selection

Make smart material choices to design an eco bicycle in Autodesk Inventor.

Gears and Energy

Use Autodesk Inventor to model gears to make your bicycle more efficient.
Engineering, Industrial Design

Formula One Racecar: Aerodynamics

Design an aerodynamic Formula 1 racecar and blow the competition away!
Product Design

Desk Lamp

Design a better desk lamp using Autodesk Inventor.