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F1 in Schools and Autodesk

F1 in Schools helps change perceptions of engineering, science, and technology by creating a fun and exciting learning environment. Autodesk is proud to be the Premium Global Software Partner for F1 in Schools and provide free* access to professional software and learning tools for the next generation of designers.

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F1 in Schools competition inspires future designers
F1 in Schools participants design and manufacture a C02-powered car, analyze aerodynamics, and create marketing material. Regional, national, and international teams are judged on car speed, design documentation, verbal presentation, and marketing display.

Resources for F1 in Schools

Free software
Software is available for all competitors and educational institutions associated with F1 in Schools.


Sites for F1 in Schools
Search through the countries listed to find out more about how your team can participate locally.

Student Expert program
Connect with students & educators from around the world who are passionate about F1 in Schools


Earn a Badge
Check out the F1 in Schools trophy badge.

Design challenge
Create CAD assemblies using Autodesk Fusion 360 and receive prizes in eligible countries.


Get started now
Check out videos and tutorials designed for F1 in Schools.

Free access to professional design software

Autodesk provides participants and academic institutions worldwide participating in F1 in Schools free* access to the same professional software used by industry leaders today. Learning resources, competitions, and programs from Autodesk provide added value for you and your students. Give your team professional design software from Autodesk and watch the magic unfold before your eyes.

Participating schools

Autodesk provides free educational licenses for software to qualified educational institutions associated with F1 in Schools. To request free software for your educational institution, sign in or create an account. Find out more.


Student participants can download individual products to use for F1 in Schools right from this page. Below is the recommended software for this competition.

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    123D Catch

    Turn photos taken with your iPhone or iPad into 3D models.
    App Store | Google Play | Desktop

    123D Circuits

    Design and share your electronics projects online.
    Web Based

    123D Design

    Create amazing 3D-printable designs, right on your iPad.
    App Store | Desktop

    123D Make

    Convert 3D models into 2D build plans with animated assembly instruction.
    App Store | Desktop

    123D Sculpt+

    Sculpt with this digital sculpting and painting app.
    App Store | Google Play

    3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software

    3ds Max

    3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.

    3ds Max Design software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing

    3ds Max Design

    3D modeling software for architects, designers, and civil engineers.

    Advance Concrete design and detailing software

    Advance Concrete

    Concrete design and detailing software.

    Advance Steel 3D modeling software

    Advance Steel

    3D modeling software for steel detailing.

    Alias AutoStudio design software

    Alias AutoStudio

    Automotive design, styling, and technical surfacing software.

    Alias Design industrial design software

    Alias Design

    Industrial design tools for conceptual design and surface modeling.

    AutoCAD design and documentation software


    CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

    AutoCAD software for the Mac

    AutoCAD for Mac

    CAD design, drafting, modeling, and engineering software for the Mac.

    AutoCAD 360 app

    AutoCAD 360

    Extend AutoCAD software to a mobile device.
    App Store | Google Play

    AutoCAD Architecture software

    AutoCAD Architecture

    The version of AutoCAD for architects.

    AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design software

    AutoCAD Civil 3D

    Software for civil engineering design, analysis, and simulation.

    AutoCAD Electrical software

    AutoCAD Electrical

    AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.

    AutoCAD Map 3D mapping software

    AutoCAD Map 3D

    Model-based mapping software providing access to CAD and GIS data.

    AutoCAD Mechanical design software

    AutoCAD Mechanical

    Design and drafting software for automating mechanical CAD tasks.

    AutoCAD MEP software

    AutoCAD MEP

    Drafting/documenting tools for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

    AutoCAD Plant 3D plant design software

    AutoCAD Plant 3D

    AutoCAD software to design, model, and document process plants.

    AutoCAD Raster Design raster-to-vector conversion software

    AutoCAD Raster Design

    Raster image editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools.

    A360 Mobile

    A360 mobile

    Share, view & search 2D and 3D files in over 100 formats.
    App Store | Google Play

    A360 rendering

    Photorealistic and high-resolution image and panorama production.

    BIM 360 Glue Mobile app

    BIM 360 Glue mobile

    Access and explore models online or offline.
    App Store

    Bluestreak Mobile app

    Bluestreak mobile

    Track project activities and collaborate on-site.
    App Store

    Buzzsaw mobile app

    Buzzsaw mobile

    Access project documents from anywhere.
    App Store | Google Play

    Character Generator 3D character software

    Character Generator

    Create customized, rigged, and ready-to-animate 3D characters.

    Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics app

    Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics

    Game-based learning.
    App Store

    Digital STEAM Measurement app

    Digital STEAM Measurement

    Explore measurement concepts with interactive tools.
    App Store

    Digital STEAM Visual Design app

    Digital STEAM Visual Design

    Explore the principles of design.
    App Store

    Ecotect Analysis sustainable design analysis software

    Ecotect Analysis

    Sustainable building design analysis software.

    Flow Design wind-tunnel simulation software

    Flow Design

    Wind-tunnel simulation software for airflow studies.

    ForceEffect simulation engineering app


    Analyze design concepts with a simulation app.
    App Store | Google Play

    ForceEffect Motion app

    ForceEffect Motion

    Develop functional moving mechanical systems.
    App Store | Google Play

    FormIt app


    Conceptualize early building design concepts digitally.
    App Store

    Fusion 360

    Integrated tool for collaborative product development.

    FX entertainment app


    Create Hollywood-style visual effects.

    Green Building Studio web-based energy analysis service

    Green Building Studio

    Web-based energy analysis service.

    Homestyler free online home design software


    Redesign your home in 3D, and find articles, designers, and more.
    App Store | Google Play



    The CAM solution for SolidWorks.

    InfraWorks civil infrastructure design software


    3D conceptual design software to communicate design proposals.

    InfraWorks mobile app

    InfraWorks mobile

    View early concepts and alternatives from your iPad.
    App Store

    Instructables app


    Post your projects and learn from others.
    App Store | Google Play

    Inventor HSM Pro software

    Inventor HSM Pro

    Integrated CAD/CAM solution to rapidly generate CNC machining toolpaths.

    Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

    Inventor Professional

    3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

    Inventor Publisher technical documentation software

    Inventor Publisher

    Software for creating 2D and 3D technical documentation.

    Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer app

    Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer

    View animated 3D instructions.
    App Store | Google Play

    Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software


    Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.

    Maya LT

    A 3D animation tool for indie and mobile game developers.

    MotionBuilder 3D character animation software

    Mockup 360

    Create and collaborate on mechanical design mockups in real time.

    MotionBuilder 3D character animation software


    3D character animation software for virtual production.

    Mudbox 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software


    3D digital sculpting and texture painting software.

    Navisworks Manage software for design simulation and validation testing

    Navisworks Manage

    Project review software for coordination, analysis, and communication.

    Pixlr image editing app

    Pixlr Express

    Apply more than 600 effects, overlays, borders, and edit any image.
    App Store | Google Play

    Point Layout software

    Point Layout

    Create, export, or import coordinate data for construction field layout.

    ReCap 360 reality capture software

    ReCap 360

    Reality capture software and services for 3D documentation.

    ReCap Pro reality capture software

    ReCap Pro

    Visualize and organize reality capture data in a powerful preparation environment.

    Revit Building Information Modeling software


    BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.

    Revit Architecture building software

    Revit Architecture

    Architectural design and documentation software for BIM.

    Revit MEP software

    Revit MEP

    MEP design and documentation for BIM.

    Revit Structure software

    Revit Structure

    Structural design and documentation software for BIM.

    Robot Structural Analysis Professional software

    Robot Structural Analysis Professional

    Structural analysis for large, complex structures.

    Showcase 3D visualization software


    Rendering software for 3D design.

    Simulation CFD software

    Simulation CFD

    Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.

    Simulation Composite Analysis software

    Simulation Composite Analysis

    Create lighter, stronger, safer, and more efficient composite designs.

    Simulation Composite Design software

    Simulation Composite Design

    Get rapid, detailed information on the behavior of composite materials.

    Simulation Mechanical software

    Simulation Mechanical

    Fast, accurate, and flexible mechanical simulation tools.

    Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate plastic injection molding simulation software

    Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate

    Plastic injection molding simulation software.

    SketchBook painting and drawing software

    SketchBook Express

    Sketch, paint, and illustrate digitally.
    App Store | Google Play | Desktop

    Smoke professional video editing software


    Professional video editing and effects software for Mac.

    Softimage 3D animation software for visual effects and games production


    3D character animation and visual effects software.

    Structural Bridge Design software

    Structural Bridge Design

    Faster design reporting and more accurate data for bridge design.

    TinkerBox physics game and engineering puzzle app


    Solve puzzles and create 3D contraptions on your iPhone.
    App Store

    Go from mind to 3D Design and 3D print in minutes.


    Go from mind to 3D Design and 3D print in minutes.
    Microsoft Store | Web Based

    T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino software

    T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino

    Create CAD models for industrial design/engineering.

    Vehicle Tracking software

    Vehicle Tracking

    Evaluate vehicle movements on transportation or site design projects.

    VEX Assembler

    VEX Assembler

    Use a library of VEX IQ parts to snap your robot parts together.

    VRED Professional software

    VRED Professional

    Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.

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F1 in Schools design thinking process
Learn how the Pink Quattro F1 in Schools team used Autodesk software to design their vehicle. Check out their story.

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Get up to speed quickly
Design and analysis of your competition car can start right now. Check out these videos to get you started with Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk Falcon.

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Excercise 1, Section 1 - Getting started
Begin your design by setting up a project, starting a new part, and exploring basic dimensioning. See other videos in this series

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Excercise 1, Section 2 - Define car body shape
Learn how to create the basic shape of a car body using sketching and part modeling features. See other videos in this series


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Introduction to Inventor for F1 in Schools
This course introduces you to Inventor, the centerpiece of Autodesk's Digital Prototyping strategy that allows you to create and simulate a design before it’s made. Download the tutorial (screen version | print version | eBook version) and dataset.

Einführung Autodesk Inventor für F1 in Schools

In diesem Kurs bekommen Sie eine Einführung in Autodesk® Inventor®, der das Kernstück der Autodesk Digital Prototyping Strategie ist, und Ihnen erlaubt eine Konstruktion zu entwerfen und zu simulieren bevor sie hergestellt wird.

Tutorial hier herunterladen (Druck-Version | Bildschirm-Version | eBook Englisch | Datensatz)

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Analyze your car design using Inventor with Flow Design
Learn how to quickly and easily analyze your F1 in Schools car using Autodesk Flow Design, an add-in for Inventor. Download the tutorial (screen version | print version | eBook version).

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Create realistic images with Showcase
Learn how to quickly and easily transform your F1 in Schools race car into photo-quality visuals using Showcase. Download the tutorial (screen version | print version | eBook version).

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