Your destination for learning 3D Design and Modeling

Got a creative idea but not sure how to make it happen? Here you'll find tips to get started, projects, and free software tools for kids, parents, and teachers. Get inspired and bring your ideas to life!

Design and Make

Projects to get inspired, build your skills, and make something amazing!

Design 3D Population Maps in Tinkercad

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How to Make Green Slime

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Mold Making Casting Class

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Rubber Band Glider

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Get Started with Arduino

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Supercapacitor Vibrobot

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Glowing 3D Printed Flowers

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LED Paper Helicopter

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Save the Coral Reef with 3D Design

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Simplified Water Rockets

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3D Printing with Circuits Class

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Design a space for tinkering, exploring, designing and creating!

What are makerspaces?

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Makerspace? STEM lab? Fab lab?

Whatever you call it, this is the place where you can learn by making. You’ll often find them in schools, libraries, summer camps, colleges and other community spaces. A makerspace is a place where people from many different backgrounds come together to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover.

How to create a makerspace

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Anyone can set up a makerspace, in all kinds of different places. If you’re interested in starting a makerspace, take a look at our Maker Program Starter Kit. It’s designed to give you all the tips, tricks and resources you need to start an awesome makerspace.

The #AutodeskMakeItReal Challenge

Calling all schools, teachers, and students. Take part in our Make It Real challenge for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

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Learn

Continue to grow your skills in the classroom or on your own!

Autodesk Design Academy

Sharpen those skills at Autodesk® Design Academy.

Explore the Academy

Instructables

Find an exciting new project on Instructables.

Find your next project

Autodesk Gallery

Visit the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco for free hands-on workshops—perfect for makers of all ages and skill levels.

Find out workshop dates

Free Software

We want you to make stuff that's spectacular. And we want to make it as simple, easy, and fun as possible – no matter what your skill level. Autodesk offers 150+ free products to teachers and students including: SketchBook, Tinkercad, and Fusion 360!

SketchBook

Starting a new design? Need to sketch out an idea? Curious about drawing digitally?

Try Sketchbook

What is SketchBook?

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SketchBook is a drawing software that provides anyone the tools to sketch ideas quickly and create beautiful illustrations. It’s easy to learn and widely used by students and creative professionals around the world.

What can SketchBook do?

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Every idea starts with a sketch. In SketchBook, you can easily communicate your ideas with a variety of brushes and drawing tools. Quickly concept your designs and develop them into beautifully rendered concepts.

Tinkercad

Just getting started with 3D design and printing, coding, or electronics? Need some fun projects for your classroom or makerspace?

Try Tinkercad

What is Tinkercad?

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Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

What can Tinkercad do?

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Whether you’re a student, teacher, hobbyist, hacker, or designer you can use Tinkercad to bring a range of ideas to life: from toys, jewelry and Minecraft models to prototypes and home décor. It’s easy to use Tinkercad with 3D printing, coding, and electronics too, so you can take your projects from concept to creation.

Fusion 360

Ready to take your skills to the next level? Need a 3D and 2D modeling program that helps you design and make just about anything?

Try Fusion 360

What is Fusion 360?

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If you want to move your 3D design up a gear, then Fusion 360™ is the software for you. This easy-to-use CAD, CAM and CAE (computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering) tool is everything you need for design, engineering and collaboration.

What can Fusion 360 do?

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With Fusion 360, your imagination is the only limit. Whether you’re taking on a project alone or collaborating as a team, you can use this advanced software to design, test, stimulate, render and print anything from furniture, micro-machines and electric bikes to musical instruments – you name it.

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