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The future will be designed by you.

There are big problems in the world that need your fresh ideas. Get started with free* software from Autodesk, the leader in 3D design technology. It’s your turn to make a difference.

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    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 Ultimate

    Integrated tool for collaborative product development.

    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.

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Student project using K-12 software from Autodesk

Helping students exceed expectations

Pupils in Wales use 3D modeling software from Autodesk to create designs that accurately mirror their intent.
 Ysgol Dinas Bran Llangollen School story

Student project using K-12 software from Autodesk

High school freshmen get certified

Meet the Brooklyn Technical High School students who become Inventor Certified Users and build industry-recognized credentials.
Brooklyn Technical High School video

Student project using K-12 software from Autodesk

Sustainable design challenges

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

Show off your talents and build your portfolio

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

"Live it. Sketch it. Share it." design competition
Create a drawing on the theme "My Story" using SketchBook Express and win.

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

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