Students and Educators Have Access to Industry-Leading Design Software and
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the first time,
Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) is making AutoCAD 2010 software, its flagship product
for 2D and 3D design and documentation, available for free* to members of its
global Student Engineering and Design Community. The Student Community is an
online resource that offers numerous benefits to students and educators,
including free design software, self-paced training, innovative curricula,
global social networking, job listings and more.
"We created the Student Community three years ago to help architecture,
engineering and digital entertainment students gain the educational resources
and technical expertise they need to be successful in their future careers,"
said Joe Astroth, Ph.D., Autodesk vice president of Learning and Education.
"The demand for AutoCAD skills spans many industries. By expanding our
offerings to include AutoCAD 2010, students now have easy access to software
and resources to help them build those vital skills needed in today's
AutoCAD is one of the world's leading design and documentation platforms.
Since Autodesk first launched AutoCAD in 1982, the software has regularly been
updated with new functionality and features. The latest release, AutoCAD 2010,
includes groundbreaking new capabilities introducing free-form design tools,
parametric drawing, and enhanced PDF and 3D printing capabilities to help
users tackle their most challenging design problems.
The addition of AutoCAD 2010 to the Student Community allows students to
take full advantage of these new design tools, while adding to the portfolio
of products they can use to develop skills in key industry concepts such as
Digital Prototyping, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable
design. With the addition of AutoCAD 2010, the Student Community now offers
more than two dozen free software products. Since its launch in 2006, the
Community has expanded to more than 570,000 members representing more than
19,000 schools in 139 countries.
Autodesk Education Initiatives
Autodesk supports students and educators by providing design software,
innovative programs and other resources designed to inspire the next
generation of professionals. By supporting educators to advance design
education and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills,
Autodesk is helping prepare students for future academic and career success.
Autodesk supports schools and institutions of higher learning worldwide
through substantial discounts, subscriptions, grant programs, training,
curricula development and community resources. For more information about
Autodesk education programs and solutions, visit autodesk.com/education.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user
license agreement that accompanies download of the software.
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its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All
other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective
holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and
specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for
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