Autodesk for Students

Autodesk is dedicated to preparing the next generation of tinkerers, makers, designers, engineers, and revolutionizers to lead in the Future of Work.

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Embrace the future. Lead the change.

With advanced technologies and workflows accelerating change in industries and careers, we at Autodesk are excited to partner with you on your professional journey. We invest in students by offering our broad portfolio of cloud-based integrated CAD/CAM platform technologies because we believe your ideas and innovation have the power to make this world a better place for everyone. Lead the change and change the world.

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Access the Autodesk Education plan

Confirm your eligibility to get individual access to the free Autodesk products for educational use.

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

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New to 3D designing and making? Start here

If you’re a parent navigating the world of distance learning, start here to find projects to introduce your student to the world of designing and making.

Student working on 3D model in Tinkercad

Tinkercad: Create 3D designs and circuits

Perfect for beginners and students, this collection of tools includes a powerful 3D design workspace and an electronics project simulator, helping people all over the world to make anything.

Custom model of skateboard designed in Fusion 360

Instructables: Step-by-step projects

Instructables is a community of makers, innovators, and lifelong learners expressing passion through projects. Explore easy-to-learn, instructional projects for makers of all skill levels—or create a project of your own.

Grow your design and engineering skills

Need a bit more of a challenge? Explore our professional products and learning resources and practice your skills in sponsored competitions.

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    Autodesk professional products for students

    Unleash your creativity and bring your design and manufacturing ideas to life with Autodesk professional-grade software available for students.

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    Autodesk Student Group Hub

    Join us to learn about the latest industry trends, connect with other members, showcase your work, and more! Learn from and give back to the student community.

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    Gain experience, connect with like-minded students, and boost your résumé by signing up for Autodesk-sponsored competitions.

Autodesk certification badges

Get certified

Autodesk certifications validate skills and knowledge to help advance careers in engineering, digital arts, architecture, and more. Discover the certification that’s right for you.

Advance your skills with an Autodesk Learning Partner

Authorized Training Centers are Learning Partners that serve as your catalyst to job readiness. With in-person and remote learning environments, Autodesk Certified Instructors, and advanced courses, students can accelerate skill-building beyond the walls of a classroom and enter the workforce prepared for the future of making.

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  • Confirm your eligibility, unlock your access

    Eligible students 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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