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.
Software is available for all competitors and educational institutions associated with F1 in Schools.
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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.
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Student participants can download individual products to use for F1 in Schools right from this page. Below is the recommended software for this competition.
Design and share your electronics projects online.
3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.
3D modeling software for architects, designers, and civil engineers.
Concrete design and detailing software.
3D modeling software for steel detailing.
Automotive design, styling, and technical surfacing software.
Industrial design tools for conceptual design and surface modeling.
CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.
CAD design, drafting, modeling, and engineering software for the Mac.
The version of AutoCAD for architects.
Software for civil engineering design, analysis, and simulation.
AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.
Model-based mapping software providing access to CAD and GIS data.
Design and drafting software for automating mechanical CAD tasks.
Drafting/documenting tools for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.
AutoCAD software to design, model, and document process plants.
Raster image editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools.
Photorealistic and high-resolution image and panorama production.
Access and explore models online or offline.
Track project activities and collaborate on-site.
Create customized, rigged, and ready-to-animate 3D characters.
Explore measurement concepts with interactive tools.
Explore the principles of design.
Sustainable building design analysis software.
Wind-tunnel simulation software for airflow studies.
Conceptualize early building design concepts digitally.
Integrated tool for collaborative product development.
Create Hollywood-style visual effects.
Web-based energy analysis service.
The CAM solution for SolidWorks.
3D conceptual design software to communicate design proposals.
View early concepts and alternatives from your iPad.
Integrated CAD/CAM solution to rapidly generate CNC machining toolpaths.
3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.
Software for creating 2D and 3D technical documentation.
Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.
A 3D animation tool for indie and mobile game developers.
Create and collaborate on mechanical design mockups in real time.
3D character animation software for virtual production.
3D digital sculpting and texture painting software.
Project review software for coordination, analysis, and communication.
Create, export, or import coordinate data for construction field layout.
Reality capture software and services for 3D documentation.
Visualize and organize reality capture data in a powerful preparation environment.
BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.
Architectural design and documentation software for BIM.
MEP design and documentation for BIM.
Structural design and documentation software for BIM.
Structural analysis for large, complex structures.
Rendering software for 3D design.
Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.
Create lighter, stronger, safer, and more efficient composite designs.
Get rapid, detailed information on the behavior of composite materials.
Fast, accurate, and flexible mechanical simulation tools.
Plastic injection molding simulation software.
Professional video editing and effects software for Mac.
3D character animation and visual effects software.
Faster design reporting and more accurate data for bridge design.
Solve puzzles and create 3D contraptions on your iPhone.
Create CAD models for industrial design/engineering.
Evaluate vehicle movements on transportation or site design projects.
Use a library of VEX IQ parts to snap your robot parts together.
Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.
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.
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.
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
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
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.