Accessing Autodesk Software and Learning Resources
Autodesk Education Community
The Autodesk Education Community is an online resource with over two million members that allows educators and students to download—for free*— the same Building Information Modeling (BIM) software used by professionals worldwide. It’s also where curriculum and training materials can be found that provide the product know-how to design, visualize, and simulate ideas.
Autodesk Student Facebook Page
Students can now download more than 30 Autodesk products for free* right from Facebook. Also, get access to the latest updates on products, tutorials, and other resources to make the most of your software and school year.
Autodesk BIM Workshop
The Autodesk BIM Workshop was created for AEC students and has learning material, video tutorials, and exercises designed to educate on BIM and sustainable design practices.
Autodesk Sustainability Workshop
The Autodesk Sustainability Workshop features videos, tutorials, and hands-on exercises for architectural design students, covering topics like passive heating and cooling, efficient HVAC design, lighting, and daylighting. Using free educational materials, students learn to apply BIM and sustainability practices to real-world design.
Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop
Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop engages students in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through projects developed by industry experts and teachers. Each project is accompanied by comprehensive resources such as videos, lesson plans, data sets, and real time 3D interactive viewers of completed projects. Check it out now.
Autodesk Project Vasari is an easy-to-use, expressive design tool for creating building concepts. Vasari goes further, with integrated analysis for energy and carbon, providing design insight where the most important design decisions are made. And, when it’s time to move the design to production, simply bring your Project Vasari design data into the Autodesk® Revit® platform for BIM, ensuring clear execution of design intent. To download Project Vasari for free, please visit Autodesk Labs.
*This free Autodesk software is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software. The software is for personal use for education purposes and is not intended for classroom or lab use.
Bentley is offering, at no charge, its MicroStation PowerDraft V8 XM Edition - the same software used by professional architects and engineers in real-world projects. You will have access to a student guide and courseware to help you learn and use this software to create your own project designs.
NEXT.cc introduces what design is, what design does, and why design is important; all with fun and free tools. Students draw, paint, write, sketch, animate, model and build online and ub their community with activities across nine scales- nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world.
A Day In the Life
Ever wonder what a typical day is like in the construction industry? In the July 16, 2007 issue of ENR, readers discovered what a typical day was like for the following:
Construction Project Executive
Site Safety Manager
Steel Construction Executive
Architect and Landscape Architect
Skilled Construction Trades