For years, Autodesk introduced online training materials (e-learning) as one of many Autodesk subscription benefits.
Just recently, the e-learning materials are gone from subscription center. If you have visited the training link in subscription page, you will not find online training anymore. This is the announcement as I captured before.
But don’t be disappointed. You can still access the training materials, but you need to find it on different place. And the good news is, now they are available for all customers, even if you are not on subscription! Apparently Autodesk offer something else for subscription customers benefits.
Of course, in subscription page, they also refers to their other official resources: Authorized training centers, forums, and blogs. They also has wikihelp. Unfortunately, most sections in wikihelp at the moment are still empty, or only have marketing materials.
Those are great resources. But if you are new to the application and want to learn by yourself, you would want a structured materials. Here are the materials you can use.
Materials from Autodesk support page
You can access learning materials for many products from support page.If you visit that page, you can see a list and select a product from dropdown menu.
After you select a product, in opened page find documentation link. For older releases, you have option to download the complete tutorial. Newer materials require you to view them online. Some has videos, which are great for learning.
Here is a sample training video list from AutoCAD electrical.
Below is downloadable e-book tutorial for Revit Structure 2010. No, it’s not available as download for later version. You can only see latest training materials online.
So if you have fast internet connection and trying to find learning materials, what are you waiting for?
Get learning materials from Autodesk support page here: http://autodesk.com/support/
Autodesk University Training Classes
I like the tutorials provided by Autodesk support page when I still new to those applications. But if you already familiar with your software and want to extend your knowledge, then they are not sufficient. A good place to find learning materials to do this is Autodesk University. There are many online classes available online.
There are screencasts, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and/or datasets you can download. Check the availability by hovering your mouse on materials column.
So what are you waiting for? Get the online classes materials from Autodesk University here: http://au.autodesk.com
Do you have any other official learning resource from Autodesk? Add your list below.
Other learning resources
If you’re not satisfied with provided tutorials, you might want to consider other learning resources from 3rd party. Here are some resources we can recommend:
- Infinite Skills training videos. If you are looking for structured and detailed training videos, I think they are among the bests. They are good for self-paced training. Best alternative if you are visual person and looking for training alternative.
- Autodesk Official Training Guides. These books are reviewed before published. They are good for giving you strong foundations to start using your CAD applications. A must read before you take Autodesk certification exam. AOTG books for 2013 version are already released.