Autodesk Revamps Educational Engineering Suites


Autodesk has introduced new versions of its three core education packages for K-12 and post-secondary institutions, including Autodesk Design Institute, Autodesk Design Academy, and Autodesk DesignKids, all of which will roll out between late May and early June.

All of the education packages include both curricula and professional-level design and engineering software.

The Autodesk Design Institute includes seven curricula: Revit Architecture Education Curriculum; Revit Architecture Sustainable Design Curriculum; Revit Architecture Visualization Supplemental Curriculum; Autodesk Inventor Education Curriculum; AutoCAD Civil 3D Education Curriculum; Autodesk AliasStudio Education Curriculum; and Autodesk 3ds Max for Design Visualization Curriculum. Software includes:

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • AutoStudio
  • Design Review
  • Impression
  • Inventor Suite
  • Revit family of products
  • SketchBook Pro
  • 3ds Max Design.

Autodesk Design Academy is targeted toward pre-engineering and includes curricula for pre-architecture, pre-civil engineering, pre-mechanical engineering, math and science, and various introductory courses. Software includes:

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
  • Design Review
  • Inventor Professional
  • 3ds Max Design
  • Revit Architecture.

Autodesk DesignKids is designed for primary schools with project-based curricula and learning activities. The new version includes enhanced software and curricula. The curricula cover basics of general design and specific design programs that include jewelry, homes, paper airplanes, bridges, and skate parks. AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor Professional are included in this package.

The new versions are expected to be available in the United States in late May or early June. Licenses will be available ranging from 10 seats to multi-institution packages. Further information can be fund at Autodesk's education site.

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