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The power behind a new look at Skills

Autodesk and WorldSkills International support the goal of helping students develop high standards of competence and workplace skills.

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What is WorldSkills?

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 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.

Resources for WorldSkills

Free software
Software is available for all competitors and educational institutions associated with WorldSkills.

Student Expert program
Connect with students & educators from around the world who are passionate about WorldSkills.

Challenge yourself
Try these fun projects and build skills.

Projects and tools
Projects are available for all levels of learners including example test projects, marking schemes, and video tutorials.

WorldSkills events
Check out the WorldSkills events near you and join a WorldSkills competition.

A new look at Skills
Check out the latest demos of 3D printing in action.

Popular software for WorldSkills

Fusion 360
Integrated tool for collaborative product development.

Autodesk® Fusion 360™ software is a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool that helps teams explore design ideas and create models for 3D printing and machining. Quickly modify robot designs, create assemblies, produce photorealistic renderings, and fabricate the parts you need to succeed.

Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Inventor Professional

3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

Used in Skill areas such as Mechanical Engineering Design CAD, Manufacturing Team Challenge, CNC Milling & CNC Turning, Prototype Modelling & more

AutoCAD design and documentation software


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

Used in Skill areas such as Sheet Metal Technology, Manufacturing Team Challenge & more

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


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

Used in Skill areas such as Computer Games Design, Animation & more

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

3ds Max

3D modeling software for architects, designers, and civil engineers.

Used in Skill areas such as Computer Games Design, Animation & more

Revit Building Information Modeling software


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

Used in Skill areas such as Architectural Design, Building Information Modelling (BIM) & more

Download Skill 45 Prototype Modeling Resources

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