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Autodesk for Educators

You carry the enormous responsibility of educating tomorrow’s leaders. We see you, and we strive to support you in this endeavor. With the Autodesk Education plan, both educators and students can access a powerful portfolio of Autodesk products to prepare for the future. Learn how to get the most out of your Autodesk Education plan today.

Explore Autodesk educator resources

Prepare your students for new and current workflows with industry-validated certification and in-demand skills training. Access course work, learning paths, and instructor resources with ready-to-use learning content to begin teaching Autodesk products for mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

  • Access resources for teaching CAD with Fusion 360. CAD-focused learning pathways provide engaging content for classes, including courses from beginner to advanced and real-world projects.

  • Explore comprehensive resources for teaching CAM with Fusion 360 including easy-to-implement projects and full learning pathways for milling, turning, and more advanced machining.

  • Find resources including industrialized construction curriculum, whitepapers, and sessions from the Autodesk Digital Construction Summer School.

Prepare students for the modern workforce

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Autodesk partnered on research that calls for real-world, hands-on learning, the need to reduce “time to talent”, and reveals the skills required for the modern manufacturing landscape.

Confirm your eligibility to access the Autodesk Education plan

Eligible educators can get individual and class access to Autodesk products and services with an easy annual renewal.

  1. Create an Autodesk account
  2. Confirm eligibility
    Note: you may be asked to provide documentation (Learn more)
  3. Download and install software

Not eligible for educational access? Explore options

Instructional resources for elementary and middle school educators

  • Student working on 3D model in Tinkercad

    Tinkercad: CAD software for beginners

    An ideal introduction to the Autodesk family of products, Tinkercad is an online collection of software tools to help your students learn the basics of designing and making. Start here to grow your students’ foundational knowledge.

  • Webpage with Tinkercad lesson plans

    Tinkercad lesson plans for teachers

    Our educator lesson plans offer support in developing the right curriculum for your students. Choose from plans that span a variety of industries, technical expertise, and skill levels to help you prepare your students for the future.

  • Custom model of skateboard designed in Fusion 360

    Instructables: Step-by-step projects

    Our free, standards-aligned educator lesson plans offer self-paced, interactive guides to help students get started in 3D design. Each lesson includes teacher tips, rubrics, and supporting resources to get you started quickly and easily.

Instructional resources for high school and college educators

  • Autodesk professional product logos

    Autodesk professional products for educators

    Embrace your students’ world-changing ideas and help prepare them for successful careers with design and engineering skills.

  • Fusion 360 Educator Forum

    Fusion 360 Educator Forum

    Access the official Autodesk forum for educators to discuss best practices, curriculum, and questions about Fusion 360.

  • Student-designed robots in FIRST Robotics competition


    Invite your students to gain experience, build their community, and boost their résumé by signing up for Autodesk-sponsored competitions.

Support for professional educator development

Keep pace with industry-relevant training and skills by leveraging Autodesk’s professional development resources for educators.

Advance your career with certifications

With Autodesk’s industry-validated certifications, support your own and your students’ ongoing professional development and prepare for the future of work. Discover the certifications that are right for both educators and students.

Free workshop: Discover modern ways to teach

Autodesk Certified Instructors are on-hand to help you prepare your students for the modern workforce. You’ll come away with advanced proficiency in Autodesk software, the ability to integrate software into your classroom, and research-based insights into next-generation workflows.

  • Confirm your eligibility, unlock your access

    Eligible educators get access to Autodesk products and services with an easy annual renewal.

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Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the terms of use and/or other terms that accompany such software or cloud-based services.  Software and cloud-based services subject to an Educational license or subscription may be used by eligible users solely for Educational Purposes and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.


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The workshop is available to post-secondary engineering, manufacturing or machining educators in the US, UK, IN, DE and JP. Requests are subject to availability which is determined by Autodesk. Workshops may be tailored to the extent offered by the applicable Autodesk Learning Partner.

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