Autodesk Announces Gift of $25,000 in Product Design Software for Every Fab Lab

By on August 25th, 2016 in Software

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 An example 3D design created in Autodesk Fusion 360
An example 3D design created in Autodesk Fusion 360

When it comes to equipping tomorrow’s designers and engineers with the tools they need to create compelling projects today, few companies have been as generous in offering access to software, tools and even fabrication facilities as Autodesk has.

While the company’s Fusion 360 design software has always been free to use for students and those who otherwise don’t use it for commercial projects, they recently expanded their generous offer to include their entire Product Design Collection to those on the Fab Foundation‘s global network of workshops and makerspaces. Facilities that qualify for the $2,460 per year collection will each be granted 10 licenses –– or approximately $25,000 per year to access Autodesk’s leading design and engineering software tools.

“At each step of the way, we are learning more about how best to support Fab Labs so we can improve and deepen our relationship,” explains Autodesk’s Rama Dunayevich, Senior Manager of Brand Partnerships. “We are using an initial one-year renewable subscription term to collect feedback and data to be in a better position to consider further expansions, refinements and customization based on that data.”

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