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F1 IN SCHOOLS

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. 

Golden Diversity video (3:59 min.)

This all girls team is heading to the World Finals

See how these bright and determined girls are promoting STEM in their community, to other students, and ultimately, inspiring a generation. Watch this unique team shine and follow them as they make their way to the 2017 World Finals.

Resources for F1 in Schools

Free software

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

Student Expert program

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

Design a racing helmet

Design a concept Formula One race car helmet using Autodesk® Fusion 360.

Sites for F1 in Schools

Search through the countries listed to find out more about how your team can participate locally.

Challenge yourself

Design, analyze, and manufacture a racecar using these easy to follow tutorials.

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.

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.

Popular software for WorldSkills

  • Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design.

  • 3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

  • Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.

  • Make anything with Autodesk EAGLE. Bring your next spark of an idea to life with powerful, easy-to-use PCB design software made for every engineer.

  • Autodesk® CFD software provides fast, accurate, and flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools to help you make great products.

  • Software for 2D and 3D CAD. Autocad now includes access to AutoCAD Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Map3D, MEP, Plant 3D and AutoCAD Raster Design.

  • Important: Inquire for a complete data management solution for your team.

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

  • The CAM solution for SolidWorks.

Design thinking process (2:12 min.)

Videos

F1 in Schools design thinking process

Learn how the Pink Quattro F1 in Schools team used Autodesk software to design their vehicle.

Online courses and tutorials

Design a Race Car for F1 in Schools using Fusion 360

Whether you enrolled in this course as a team manager, marketing manager, or involved in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of a dragster, you'll develop the career skills needed to be innovative, productive, and efficient.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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