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The future will be designed by you.

Get started with free* access to the design software and creativity apps used to make the buildings, products, games, and movies that inspire you. Hone your skills through collaboration, competition, and design challenges. You may just discover what it is you were meant to do…and build a portfolio that proves you can do it. Autodesk Education helps you imagine, design, and create a better world.


Free software for students

Cloud services

    Autodesk 360 Rendering

    Photorealistic and high-resolution image and panorama production.

    Character Generator 3D character software

    Character Generator

    Create customized, rigged, and ready-to-animate 3D characters.

    Fusion 360

    Tool combining industrial and mechanical design with collaboration.

    Green Building Studio web-based energy analysis service

    Green Building Studio

    Web-based energy analysis service.

    MotionBuilder 3D character animation software

    Mockup 360

    Create and collaborate on mechanical design mockups in real time.

    ReCap 360 reality capture software

    ReCap 360

    Reality capture software and services for 3D documentation.

    Simulation Flex software

    Simulation Flex

    Professional FEA and CFD simulation tools that combine desktop and cloud solving.


Learn your way

BIM Workshop
Explore BIM sustainable design practices and IPD concepts using Autodesk BIM exercises and video tutorials.

Media & Entertainment AREA
Join the Autodesk digital entertainment and visualization community to showcase your work, learn, and connect to industry jobs.

Simulation Workshop
Build your simulation knowledge with learning modules that address engineering concepts within Autodesk software.


Prove what you know

Become a Student Expert
Join the Education Expert Network, a global community of on-campus experts in 3D design and Autodesk software.

Get Autodesk certified
Add an Autodesk certification to your resume to help you advance your career and achieve your goals.

Design competitions
Show off your talents and build your portfolio by participating in local and global competitions.


What students like you are doing

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

Working across disciplines

BIM 360 Glue helps students around the world work across disciplines—just as they will in industry.
Student spotlight


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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.