The WorldSkills competition is the biggest vocational education and skills event in the world. Participants are selected from competitions held in over 70 WorldSkills’ member countries and regions and represent the best of their peers in more than 45 skills.
Competitors execute specific tasks demonstrating technical ability in their field, including construction and building technology, creative arts and fashion, information technology, social services, transportation, engineering, and more.
Competitors in Mechanical Engineering Skill 05 use Inventor® 3D CAD software to develop the parts, assemblies, animations, and drawings of the design as it would be done in a commercial engineering department. Autodesk provides competitors and mentors free* software and learning materials.
WorldSkills is dedicated to supporting competitions as a means of promoting vocational education and training nationally, regionally, and globally. Learn more.
Autodesk provides educational licenses for free* software to competitors and qualified educational institutions associated with WorldSkills International. To request free software for your organization, sign in or create an account for the Academic Resource Center.
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Design and share your electronics projects online.
3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.
3D modeling software for architects, designers, and civil engineers.
Concrete design and detailing software.
3D modeling software for steel detailing.
Automotive design, styling, and technical surfacing software.
Industrial design tools for conceptual design and surface modeling.
CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.
CAD design, drafting, modeling, and engineering software for the Mac.
The version of AutoCAD for architects.
Software for civil engineering design, analysis, and simulation.
AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.
Model-based mapping software providing access to CAD and GIS data.
Design and drafting software for automating mechanical CAD tasks.
Drafting/documenting tools for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.
AutoCAD software to design, model, and document process plants.
Raster image editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools.
Photorealistic and high-resolution image and panorama production.
Access and explore models online or offline.
Track project activities and collaborate on-site.
Create customized, rigged, and ready-to-animate 3D characters.
Explore measurement concepts with interactive tools.
Explore the principles of design.
Sustainable building design analysis software.
Wind-tunnel simulation software for airflow studies.
Conceptualize early building design concepts digitally.
Integrated tool for collaborative product development.
Create Hollywood-style visual effects.
Web-based energy analysis service.
The CAM solution for SolidWorks.
3D conceptual design software to communicate design proposals.
View early concepts and alternatives from your iPad.
Integrated CAD/CAM solution to rapidly generate CNC machining toolpaths.
3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.
Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.
A 3D animation tool for indie and mobile game developers.
Create and collaborate on mechanical design mockups in real time.
3D character animation software for virtual production.
3D digital sculpting and texture painting software.
Project review software for coordination, analysis, and communication.
Create, export, or import coordinate data for construction field layout.
Reality capture software and services for 3D documentation.
Visualize and organize reality capture data in a powerful preparation environment.
BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.
Architectural design and documentation software for BIM.
MEP design and documentation for BIM.
Structural design and documentation software for BIM.
Structural analysis for large, complex structures.
Rendering software for 3D design.
Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.
Create lighter, stronger, safer, and more efficient composite designs.
Get rapid, detailed information on the behavior of composite materials.
Fast, accurate, and flexible mechanical simulation tools.
Plastic injection molding simulation software.
Professional video editing and effects software for Mac.
3D character animation and visual effects software.
Faster design reporting and more accurate data for bridge design.
Solve puzzles and create 3D contraptions on your iPhone.
Create CAD models for industrial design/engineering.
Evaluate vehicle movements on transportation or site design projects.
Use a library of VEX IQ parts to snap your robot parts together.
Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.