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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.

Students

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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Recommended software

Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Inventor Professional

3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

Showcase 3D visualization software

Showcase

Rendering software for 3D design.

Flow Design wind-tunnel simulation software

Flow Design

Wind-tunnel simulation software for airflow studies.

Simulation CFD software

Simulation CFD

Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.

Fusion 360

Integrated tool for collaborative product development.

SketchBook painting and drawing software

SketchBook

Sketch, paint, and illustrate digitally.
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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.


Step by step tutorials

Autodesk Inventor: Design a F1 in Schools car in the context of the model block

Design an F1 car for manufacture using Autodesk Inventor®, 3D CAD software that allows you to design and simulate a design before it’s made. These tutorials provide step by step instruction for designing a F1 car in context of the model block. Download the following tutorials.

Beginner Tutorial: Customize a standard F1 car
Intermediate Tutorial: Design your own custom F1 car
Advanced Tutorial: Design your own custom F1 car and transform your design into a high quality manufactured F1 car

Autodesk Fusion 360: Design a F1 in Schools car by sculpting from the model block

Design an F1 car for manufacture using Autodesk Fusion 360®, the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE cloud based software that works on both Mac and PC. These tutorials provide step by step instruction for designing a F1 car by sculpting from the model block. Download the following tutorials.

Beginner Tutorial: Customize a standard F1 car
Intermediate Tutorial: Design your own custom F1 car
Advanced Tutorial: Design your own custom F1 car and transform your design into a high quality manufactured F1 car

Autodesk Inventor HSM: Prepare and send your F1 in School car to manufacture

Apply the CAM toolpaths and the NC-code generated to send the car model to a CNC milling machine using Inventor HSM for manufacturing. These tutorials provide step by step instruction to prepare the model to cut, create the stock model, orient the model, pick the surfaces to cut, CAM and generate the toolpaths. Create the toolpath strategies to cut the car, and create the NC-Code to send to the machine.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM: Prepare and send your F1 in School car to manufacture

Apply the CAM toolpaths and the NC-code generated to send the car model to a CNC milling machine using Fusion 360 CAM for manufacturing. These tutorials provide step by step instruction to prepare the model to cut, create the stock model, orient the model, pick the surfaces to cut, CAM and generate the toolpaths. Create the toolpath strategies to cut the car, and create the NC-Code to send to the machine.

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Autodesk Flow Design: Analyze your car design to improve performance

Use Flow Design, a virtual wind tunnel, to visualize airflow around your F1 car to quickly gain insight on performance under a variety of conditions. Flow Design support various CAD files types making it easy to use.

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Autodesk Showcase: Create realistic images of your F1 car design

Learn how to quickly and easily transform your F1 car into photo-quality visuals using Showcase.

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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.

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*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members and educational institutions may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes. To participate in the Autodesk Education Community, you must be age 13 or older, agree to and comply with the applicable Terms of Use and also satisfy all eligibility requirements, including being one of the following: (a) a faculty member; or (b) a student; or (c) an Autodesk sponsored design competition competitor or mentor.