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Inspire. Engage. Prepare.

The next generation of designers, innovators, and creators are your students today. Help them realize their potential with free* access to professional design software and creativity apps. Add Autodesk tools to core curriculum using learning resources mapped to standards to help fuel a lifelong love of learning, problem-solving, collaboration, and creative thinking—essential skills for 21st century careers.


Free software for teachers

Choose a title to download software for your individual use. To access software for your school, go to institutions.

Learning apps

    Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics app

    Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics

    Game-based learning.
    App Store

    Digital STEAM Measurement app

    Digital STEAM Measurement

    Explore measurement concepts with interactive tools.
    App Store

    Digital STEAM Visual Design app

    Digital STEAM Visual Design

    Explore the principles of design.
    App Store


Teach and learn your way

Digital STEAM Workshop
STEM plus Arts projects integrate creativity and problem solving into core curriculum using Autodesk tools. Try these favorite design challenges: Egg Drop; Biomimicry in Robotic Spider Design; Composition: Design a Poster; or take our intro to Digital STEAM eCourse.

Project Lead The Way
Integrate Autodesk software into project-based learning for STEM curriculum and professional development.

Engineering byDesign
Increase student achievement in technology, science, mathematics, and English using curriculum resources for STEM.

Authorized Academic Partners
Customized training and support for integrating Autodesk software into your academic programs.


Proven project-based learning

Products they used

Student project using K-12 software from Autodesk

Turn 2D drawings into 3D models

Elegant dresses inspired by a Jules Verne novel, a biomorphic lamp, and a wine rack—these products were created by high school students in Wales using Inventor and 123D software.
 Ysgol Dinas Bran Llangollen School story

Student project using K-12 software from Autodesk

Sustainable design challenges

Students in Yorkshire, U.K., imagine, design, and create snap-together USB cases using sustainable materials.
 Archbishop Holgate’s Academy story

Video: Teacher inspires high school students through use of Autodesk software

Using design software for learning in core curriculum

Mike Reilly’s high school students are passionate about learning math and language arts using Autodesk software.
Lanier High School video

Student project using K-12 software from Autodesk

Students validate skills with certification

Meet Brooklyn Technical High School students who boost their career readiness with Inventor Certified User, an industry-recognized credential.
Brooklyn Technical High School video


Challenge and engage students

F1 in Schools
Design and manufacture a C02 powered car, analyze aerodynamics, and create marketing material.

FIRST Robotics
Design a competitive robot to accomplish this year's design challenge.

VEX Robotics
Experiment, collaborate, and construct robots as part of a challenge for elementary and middle school students.


Prove what you know

Education Expert Network
Become an Educator Expert or groom a team of Student Experts.

Certification options
Add an Autodesk certification to your resume to validate your skills and attract students to your programs.


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*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.