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Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

PTC is proud to join forces with FIRST to empower the engineers and innovators of tomorrow! Through PTC Education, teams can gain free software and services, including Onshape, Creo, Mathcad, Windchill, and Vuforia, easy-to-use training curriculum, and financial grants to select teams. PTC’s product development software will enable collaboration, increase efficiency, and enhance accuracy during the robot design process. Check out the software and other resources available below. 


Professional-grade 3D CAD accessible from any device, anywhere, anytime. Built for teams, Onshape lets everyone design together in real time. Nothing to get in the way of design: no installing, saving, or syncing.



Vuforia Chalk

Vuforia Chalk combines advanced AR collaboration tools with real-time video communications to connect your team remotely. Bring students, mentors, and coaches together to design and troubleshoot your robots more effectively while at a distance.



For FTC Teams

For Team 2901's Onshape Parts Library, please email with the email addresses of each team member in need of access. Find information on how to use the library in this document. In addition to the parts library, this season’s field can be found below: 


For FRC Teams

Access the MKCAD Onshape FRC Parts Library and these instructions on how to use them in your designs. In addition to your Kit of Parts this season’s field can be found below:

Team Grants for FTC/FRC

Priority is given to teams with PTC mentors/coaches and/or co-sponsored by PTC customers and committed to making the FIRST community more equally representative in terms of gender, race, and background.
Check back in August 2023 for grant opportunities.

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