Synthesis: An Autodesk technology is a simulator for testing robot CAD and code.
Design your most competitive robot
Autodesk design tools help you imagine, design, and create the world around you. Use them to build and test your robot designs virtually before making your first part. Catch errors early to save critical time during the competition season.
Software is available for all students, teachers/mentors, and schools associated with FIRST Robotics.
Student Advocacy program
Connect with students, educators, and industry pros around the world who are passionate about robots.
Kit of parts
Download the Autodesk kit of parts to help you in the design process.
FIRST Robotics Events
Search for FIRST Robotics opportunities and events near you.
Check out these videos created to help take your robot CAD and code and test it on a virtual field.
Free Fusion 360 class for FRC
Learn how to use Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to design your next robot in CAD.
Synthesis: An Autodesk Technology is a robotics simulator built by students for students. A plug in for both Inventor and Fusion 360, it enables teams to bring robot CAD models into the simulator to test their designs with driver practice, robot code emulation, strategy and more. Using network multiplayer, teams can collaborate and strategize with other teams virtually.
Build a better robot video series
In this webinar series, Phil Dollan offers the FIRST Robotic team tips for designing a better robot with Autodesk solutions, including Inventor and Inventor Publisher software. Watch videos on YouTube.
Design Academy Learning Videos
Autodesk Design Academy is a free resource focused on teaching students how to use the design thinking process. Projects are arranged by software, difficulty, time, and subject to help find a project appropriate for your needs. Get started now.
FRC Kit of Parts
To support FIRST Robotics teams in their design process we have developed a kit of parts to jump-start the design process.
FIRST Robotics webinar series
The FIRST Robotics webinar series offers student resources and design education. Both mentors and students can benefit from the series. Learn more.