Autodesk Community

Autodesk AREA

Autodesk has launched a new version of the AREA — the company's online digital entertainment and visualisation community. This version provides a more customisable user experience and makes it faster and easier to find and share content. The AREA is also now compatible with all standard browsers running on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

“The AREA community is very important to Autodesk. It is a place where artists can share their work, expertise or opinions, look for jobs or staff and find great resources for the products they are passionate about,” said Marc Petit, Autodesk senior vice president, Media & Entertainment. “Finding and sharing stories, content, tutorials or work-in-progress makes the community a valuable asset for every artist. AREA v.3 makes this easier than ever, so the site is even more powerful for everyone.”

With more than 270,000 members, the AREA is one of the best places for artists using Autodesk media and entertainment or design visualisation products to learn, share and discuss their craft — both with their peers and with people at Autodesk. Membership is free. To join the community, visit

Autodesk Student Engineering & Design Community

More than 350,000 students and educators around the world take advantage of tools and resources provided by Autodesk and partners.

Autodesk has redesigned its Student Engineering and Design Community website with a new look and feel that is more closely aligned with other popular social networking sites frequented by students. The enhanced Student Community offers several new features and benefits to more than 350,000 students and educators.

“Having access to free software in the Autodesk Student Community is crucial for future professional designers,” said Roland Cernat, winner of the Industrial Design category of the Student Design Challenge and the Sustainable Design Grand Prize. ”The broad range of programs available in the community gives me the opportunity to easily try out and choose the programs that best match my needs. As an industrial design student I use Autodesk AliasStudio software, and while learning the curriculum, the community was the primary place I went to get help, stay up-to-date and much more. The community has been vital in giving me the right tools and guidance to be prepared for the requirements of my future job.”

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Autodesk DWF Community

Autodesk Alias Design Community

This enhanced online community gives you the opportunity to benefit from new features and enhanced functionality, and we encourage you to use the site as a resource for learning and sharing. In the Alias Design Community, you can participate in discussion groups, view tutorials, download textures, shaders, and environments, and post your portfolio to the galleries.


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Autodesk Manufacturing Community

Autodesk Civil Engineering Community

Autodesk University

Autodesk Labs