Fusion 360 for education

Teach skills, not software

Fusion 360 is the ideal tool for design, engineering, and manufacturing careers.

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Professional tools, educational access

Fusion 360 is the tool of choice for industry professionals across manufacturing, machining, engineering, and industrial design. Leading commercial customers use Fusion 360 to make the new possible.

Help students achieve certification

Fusion 360 is where skills map to careers. Are you a high school educator? Learn about Autodesk Certified User certifications

Students with certifications stand out to hiring managers. Showcase their skills in CAD, CAM, design-to-manufacture workflows, and generative design.

Browser access to Fusion 360

Get the same great experience at home, in the IT lab, on Chromebooks, or in the mobile app. All you need is an internet connection and a browser.

Teach the industry standard

Fusion 360 is all you need for design, engineering, and collaboration

New to Fusion 360?

These bite-sized videos unpack core concepts like modeling, assembling components, drawing, rendering, managing student projects, and fostering student collaboration in Fusion 360.

Introduction to Fusion 360

Explore a high-level overview of Fusion 360’s capabilities and classroom applications.


Module 1: Getting started

Review the fundamentals of account setup, user preferences, and display settings.


Module 2: Managing teams

Learn how to create and manage student projects and roles using Fusion Teams.


Module 3: Working with AnyCAD

Learn how to import and manipulate files from other CAD programs in Fusion 360.

Video: Ivy Tech Community College

Getting career ready at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College helps students move beyond the basics, teaching advanced skills like generative design. Through Autodesk's certification program, students can set themselves apart and increase employability.

Getting started in Fusion 360

How to manage access for students

Two paths to get educational access

Easy classroom management

Manage student assignments in one place

Centralize and manage assignments and projects delivered by the students enrolled in your course. 

View and comment in browser

Students can share a link to their design at the click of a button, and you can view and comment directly in your browser, on any device.

Use AnyCAD in Fusion 360

Take models from other CAD programs, even in the original format, and use them directly in Fusion 360 to collaborate with your students.

Monitor student progress

Ensure that students are making adequate progress and submitting original work with file version history. 

Never worry about losing work

For low-connectivity settings, offline mode kicks in when internet goes out. Design reservations also prevent overwrites in group projects.

Manage data from anywhere

All data files are securely encrypted in the cloud, meaning project files follow the student—not the device or server. 

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What are you waiting for? 

Create your education account to start using Fusion 360 for free.