Autodesk pioneered the first cloud-based CAD software in 2011 with the launch of Tinkercad—a powerful, free, web-based tool supporting the foundational skills of innovation: 3D design, electronics, and coding.
Tinkercad turned 10 last year—marking a decade of bringing design and make skills to the innovators of tomorrow. Since its introduction, Tinkercad has helped educators prepare their students for jobs of the future, fostering a vibrant community of educators, K-12 learners, college students, hobbyists, and designers across the globe.
Now, Tinkercad marks another milestone: The community has expanded to 50+ million users.
The next generation of problem solvers
As the world population grows, so does the need for students and professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, product design, and manufacturing. Autodesk is passionate about and committed to empowering the next generation of creative problem solvers.
While educators work to inspire lifelong learners and build confidence in STEM through hands-on learning, Tinkercad is powering “learning by doing” in classrooms all over the world.
Tinkercad invites students to think critically and apply knowledge through project-based learning experiences that build self-assurance, persistence, and problem-solving skills they can use well beyond the classroom. Together, with inspiring and dedicated educators, Tinkercad gives students skills to pursue STEM careers—and all their life goals—with confidence.
Supporting learners at all career stages
This era of accelerated technological and digital growth increases the importance of exposing students of all ages to design and collaboration tools that build the future skills they need to succeed. At Autodesk, we’ve long understood the significance of providing students with access to tools that promote innovation and pave the way to career opportunities.
That’s why when Tinkercad students are ready to take their skills to another level, Autodesk Fusion 360® software comes into play. A cloud-based platform that integrates 3D modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB, Fusion 360 is the same software that professionals use in engineering, product design, machining, and manufacturing. Promising designers and engineers can explore the advanced tooling of Fusion 360, refining the skills they’ve learned using Tinkercad.
The future of innovation is now with Tinkercad and Autodesk Fusion 360—empowering the next generation to innovate and create with confidence.