SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Just in time for the Back to School season, 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.
In addition to a new look and feel, the redesign introduces the following member benefits:
‚Â§ More community interaction, similar to Facebook social networking, profile sharing, blogging and news feeds
‚Â§ A Career Center that includes robust job search technology, employer profiles, and career advice
‚Â§ Community TV, which allows users to showcase their work and increase awareness for the Student Community on the Google-YouTube network
‚Â§ Directed learning path to guide members through the design process and use of design software
‚Â§ Community RSS newsfeed
‚Â§ Easier access with a new widget that faculty can post on their school‚â€™s intranet site allowing their students one-click access
‚Â§ A more robust search tool
Since September 2006, the Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community has attracted members from more than 16,600 schools in 137 countries, Over 350,000 members have downloaded approximately 650,000 copies of Autodesk‚â€™s award-winning 3D design software solutions.
Partner Offers Student Editions of Software
Recognizing the momentum and impact of the Autodesk Student Community, software partner RISA Technologies is joining the initiative by providing the next generation of design and engineering professionals with student editions of their products free of charge.
When members visit the Learning and Tutorials section of the online community, they can find software and related learning tools. For example, RISA Technologies offers free student versions of RISA-3D and RISAFloor structural engineering software applications for analysis and design.
Filed Under: 3D CAD, Student programs, Software