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Highlights

 

Community Plumbing Challenge
WorldSkills students and Autodesk Student Experts build reliable and clean plumbing facilities for School 125 in Nashik, India.

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Creating the future of animation  

The Power of Design Thinking
Professor Bill Dresselhaus of Hongik University, talks about the value of design thinking and sustainable design with Autodesk Fusion 360.

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