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College & university students

Get a competitive edge as you prepare to enter the job market with free 3D design software for college and university students.

Free software for students


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

3ds Max

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

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


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

AutoCAD design and documentation software


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

Revit Building Information Modeling software


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

Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Inventor Professional

3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

What students like you are doing

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Autodesk Panorama 2013 showcase

Autodesk Panorama gives aspiring students across all emerging countries an opportunity to build technology knowledge and skills under the guidance of top industry professionals. Be inspired by the winning designs.
Autodesk Panorama 2013 award winners

Nurturing future engineers

Top Asia FSAE team designs winning Formula Student car using Autodesk software.
Singapore Polytechnic MAE 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

Learning content

Autodesk Student & Educator Learning Center
Explore Autodesk learning resources using our interactive tool. Find materials to help you get started, learn more, and teach for a wide variety of Autodesk products across multiple disciplines.

BIM Workshop for architecture, engineering, and construction
Autodesk BIM exercises and video tutorials are designed to help you accelerate your learning in architecture, engineering, and construction management and prepare for professional practice by exploring BIM sustainable design practices along with IPD concepts.

ForceEffect eBook
This tool introduces design and engineering to high school and college students. Real life examples and video tutorials help bring statics concepts to life, offering students a more intuitive, fun way to solve engineering problems using ForceEffect.

Media & Entertainment AREA
The AREA offers free resources to support personal learning, classroom learning, and development for media and entertainment software use.

Simulation Workshop for engineers
Build your simulation knowledge. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) software tools are essential components of the modern design process. The online workshop tools help you improve productivity and increase ability to solve complex problems.

Additional resources

Certification helps students advance their design careers whether they are attending college, entering the workforce, or working toward additional levels of industry certification after graduation.