Autodesk is committed to education Todays challenges will be solved by tomorrows designers. Thats why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity tools, and learning resources. With millions of professional users, Autodesk is a worldwide leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment. Design Academy: Autodesk Design Academy helps students and educators explore the world of design. Whether youre a beginner looking for simple exercises, an enthusiast searching for a new challenge, or an instructor in need of course material, Design Academy has something for everyone. Be inspired by featured articles and showcase your designs in the portfolio section. Competitions & events: Sharpen your skills, show off your talents, and build a portfolio by entering Autodesk-sponsored competitions Student Expert Network: The Student Expert Network can help you validate skills, build experience, and boost resumes. Download free software: Educational licenses with network and cloud-based options enable you to learn almost anytime, anywhere with a team, as part of a class or on your own.