Ashlar-Vellum is proud to help schools, universities and educational groups around the world with donations to our CAD and 3D modeling software on both Mac and Windows. To participate, see our donation policy below then call our Sales Department at +1 800 877-2745, ext 1.

Ashlar-Vellum and Girlstart

Ashlar-Vellum supports Girlstart, an organization that empowers middle school girls in math, science and technology. Girlstart engages, educates and motivates girls to achieve the knowledge and confidence to participate in advanced math and science classes and future careers.

Ashlar-Vellum donated 26 seats of Argon 3D modeling software to be used as part of their Dream Spaces summer camp program. A modeling tutorial was created especially for the girls that includes wire frame construction of a vase, application of materials, rendering, and creation of an animated movie. Click here to see some of their designs in our Gallery.

We look forward to growing new users as these young women learn the joy of design. See what other great things these girls are doing at

Donations to Schools & Universities Around the World

Previous Donations

University or Institution Location
Academy of Art College San Francisco
Architecture & Design Charter High School Philadelphia
Arizona State University Tempe
Art Center College of Design Switzerland
Auburn University Alabama
California College of Art & Crafts La Jolla
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh
Cegep de Sainte-Foy Quebec, QC
Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland
College for Creative Studies Detroit
Columbus College of Art & Design Ohio
Cranbrook Academy of Arts Sydney, Aus
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design-Canada Vancouver, BC
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
Kanazawa International Design Institute Japan
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City
Kendall College of Art & Design Grand Rapids
ITT Technical Institute San Bernardino, CA
Massachusetts College of Art Massachusetts
Metro State College of Denver Denver
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee
Ohio State University Columbus
Ontario College of Art & Design Ontario
Parson School of Design NY
Philadelphia University Philadelphia
Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
Rhode Island School of Design Providence
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester
San Francisco State University San Francisco
San Jose State University San Jose
Savannah College of Art & Design Savannah
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Strate Collège France
Syracuse University NY
Université de Montréal Montréal
University of Calgary Canada
University of Houston Houston
University of Kansas Lawrence
University of the Arts Philadelphia
University of Wisconsin-Stout Wisconsin
University Washington Seattle
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg
Wentworth Institute Boston
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo

Donation Policy

Ashlar-Vellum has a policy of donating CAD and 3D modeling software license on both Mac and Windows to qualified industrial design schools around the world for the cost of continued maintenance.

To qualify in the USA a school must:

  • Have an accredited Industrial Design Program.
  • Be a member of the Industrial Design Society of America and have a student chapter on campus.

Outside the USA:

  • A school must have an accredited Industrial Design Program.
  • Be a member of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design or an organization similar to the IDSA promoting industrial design cooperation among students and professionals.

Ashlar-Vellum agrees to:

  • Provide free STU e-only software licenses for a classroom or lab.
  • Provide 3-day training classes for instructors at our Austin, TX facilities at a 25% discount. (Usual training prices US $1,800.00 – 25% = US $1,350.00 per person.)

The Design School agrees to:

  • Purchase any desired DVD-ROMs (US $8.25) or printed documentation desired (US $129.95 per set).
  • Purchase ASAP maintenance on a yearly basis (beginning in the second year) at the STU discounted prices. (Example, Cobalt STU ASAP 25-pack license = US $695.00 per year.)
  • Sign the Donation Agreement.
  • Require students use the software by specifying at least one assignment per grading period in which the students must turn in an Ashlar-Vellum file.
  • Encourage students to submit work to the Ashlar-Vellum Gallery.

For more information, contact the Ashlar-Vellum Sales Department at +1 800 877-2745, ext. 1.