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Inspire. Engage. Prepare.

The next generation of designers, innovators, and creators are your students today. Help them realize their potential by integrating professional design software and creativity apps used by millions of engineers, designers, and digital artists into your curriculum. Autodesk Education helps you inspire, engage, and prepare your students for academic and career success by providing free* access to Autodesk software.


Free software for educators

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

Apps

    123D Catch

    Turn photos taken with your iPhone or iPad into 3D models.
    App Store

    123D Creature

    Create 3D characters and print them in 3D or render them as images.
    App Store

    123D Design

    Create amazing 3D-printable designs, right on your iPad.
    App Store

    123D Make

    Convert 3D models into 2D build plans with animated assembly instruction.
    App Store

    123D Sculpt

    Sculpt with this digital sculpting and painting app.
    App Store

    AutoCAD 360 app

    AutoCAD 360

    Extend AutoCAD software to a mobile device.
    App Store | Google Play

    Autodesk 360 Mobile app

    Autodesk 360 mobile

    Share 2D and 3D DWG™, DWF, and more.
    App Store | Google Play

    Autodesk 360 rendering

    Photorealistic and high-resolution image and panorama production.

    BIM 360 Glue Mobile app

    BIM 360 Glue mobile

    Access and explore models online or offline.
    App Store

    Bluestreak Mobile app

    Bluestreak mobile

    Track project activities and collaborate on-site.
    App Store

    Buzzsaw mobile app

    Buzzsaw mobile

    Access project documents from anywhere.
    App Store | Google Play

    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

    ForceEffect simulation engineering app

    ForceEffect

    Analyze design concepts with a simulation app.
    App Store | Google Play

    ForceEffect Motion app

    ForceEffect Motion

    Develop functional moving mechanical systems.
    App Store | Google Play

    FormIt app

    FormIt

    Conceptualize early building design concepts digitally.
    App Store

    FX entertainment app

    FX

    Create Hollywood-style visual effects.

    Homestyler free online home design software

    Homestyler

    Redesign your home in 3D, and find articles, designers, and more.
    App Store | Google Play

    InfraWorks mobile app

    InfraWorks mobile

    View early concepts and alternatives from your iPad.
    App Store

    Instructables app

    Instructables

    Post your projects and learn from others.
    App Store | Google Play

    Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer app

    Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer

    View animated 3D instructions.
    App Store | Google Play

    Pixlr image editing app

    Pixlr Express

    Apply more than 600 effects, overlays, borders, and edit any image.
    App Store | Google Play

    SketchBook painting and drawing software

    SketchBook

    Sketch, paint, and illustrate digitally.
    App Store | Google Play

    Socialcam app

    Socialcam

    Easily take and share videos from your phone.
    App Store | Google Play

    TinkerBox physics game and engineering puzzle app

    TinkerBox

    Solve puzzles and create 3D contraptions on your iPhone.
    App Store


Teach and learn your way

Help your students put theory into practice with free teaching and learning resources.

  • Add project-based learning workshops in engineering, architecture, construction management, or media and entertainment to your curriculum.

  • Discover product guides and tutorials to help students achieve quick success and develop professional design skills.

  • Get help with custom training and support integrating Autodesk software into your academic programs.

Design in education showcase

Products they used

Fast car. Faster design.

Top Asia FSAE team designs winning Formula Student car using Autodesk software.
FSAE team student story

2013 Solar Decathlon

Teams of students from around the world designed a solar-powered house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Check out their cool designs and inspirational stories.
2013 Solar Decathlon student video

Inspiring film, video, and visual effects students

Learn how Smoke offers students a range of editing and post-production tools in a single package. Explore real-life examples from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, and Chicago’s Columbia College.
Columbia College student story

Integrating design and construction for students

Auburn University prepares future leaders in design and construction for career success in the fast-changing building industry.
Auburn University student project 


Fusion 360 faculty showcase

How faculty help industrial and mechanical engineering students design in new ways using Fusion 360.
Visit the Fusion 360 faculty showcase.


Challenge and engage students

Competitions & events
Design competitions encourage students to collaborate and innovate.

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

Education Expert Network
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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.