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F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools helps change perceptions of engineering, science, and technology by creating a fun and exciting learning environment.

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.


Free software for educational institutions

Autodesk provides educational licenses for free* software to qualified educational institutions associated with F1 in Schools. To request free software for your organization, sign in or create an account for the Academic Resource Center.


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Videos

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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


Tutorials

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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.

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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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*Free software available through Academic Resource Center (ARC) portal is limited to Autodesk approved education institutions in certain markets and subject to the applicable Terms of Use, software license agreement and eligibility requirements.  Any software provided through ARC may only be used for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by a qualified educational institution and may not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.  Autodesk software license agreements