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Upskilling, Retooling & Training

Prepare for future challenges

When in-person learning isn't possible, Autodesk is here to support professionals with free distance learning opportunities. We've compiled a wide range of resources, including webinars, courses, and certification preparation.

Stand out with an
Autodesk Certification

Competition for talent is fierce. Employers want to attract and retain skilled, ambitious professionals who drive innovation. Get ahead with Autodesk industry-recognized certifications to help you skill up for projects of today and tomorrow.

Autodesk Design Academy

Build up your skillset with this selection of self-paced courses and resources, great for those who want to learn new skills or brush up on familiar topics.

  • Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CNC Machining

    This course introduces you to foundational knowledge in computer-aided design (CAD), manufacture, and the practical use of CNC machines.

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

    Get an intro to designing parts, or products with an understanding of design requirements for specific manufacturing method.

  • Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

    This course introduces you to one of the more common applications of generative design: Additive Manufacturing.

  • Professional development and lifelong learning

    Build up foundational skills, earn industry recognized certifications, or open the door to new career opportunities.


Mechanical Engineer
Learning Center

We’ve designed this space to help direct you to the guided learning content best suited to support your professional trajectory. Each learning path includes a series of short tutorials and best practice guides available to access on demand by topic, sequentially, or in any order you choose. 

Mechanical Engineering Community Meetups

Join our monthly virtual meetup series focused on mechanical engineering in the design and manufacturing space.

Modern design, engineering, and manufacturing tools address many challenges—yet require a significant investment of time and effort to truly master them.