PTC CAD Resources

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.

Obtaining PTC Software

PTC makes software available to all FIRST teams via their FIRST PTC Student Download Page.

PTC’s cloud-based CAD tool, OnShape, merely requires a FREE Education account available to all FIRST teams (each student/mentor on the team needs their own account, mentors/coaches should sign up as an “Educator”). Once you’re signed up for a free account, ALL of PTC’s OnShape training materials are now available through the OnShape login. PTC also provides access to their desktop-based CAD tool, Creo, free to FIRST teams.

PTC Onshape Training Videos

FIRST Tech Challenge specific Training Videos

Select PTC Learning Pathway Training Series (available on OnShape login)