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Secondary teachers

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.

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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.

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Free software for teachers

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


    3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software

    3ds Max

    3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.

    AutoCAD design and documentation software


    CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

    Fusion 360

    Tool combining industrial and mechanical design with collaboration.

    Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

    Inventor Professional

    3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

    Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software


    Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.

    Revit Building Information Modeling software


    BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.


Classroom resources
Project-based design challenges to fit your curriculum and teaching style.

Digital STEAM Workshop


Competitions and events
Challenge, engage and inspire students with design competitions.

Design competitions


Support and learning
Get the most out of your Autodesk products and services.

Autodesk Knowledge Network support
Autodesk Knowledge Network Learning
Authorized Academic Partners

Secondary curriculum partners


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.

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