**FIRST EMAIL**/The Autodesk FIRSTbase site has re-launched for the 2008 FRC Season!

Greetings Teams:

Last season Autodesk launched a new website called FIRSTbase to deliver software, training and other resources to the FRC teams. Autodesk received positive feedback from many of you, as well as a lot of other great ideas for future development. Many of those new ideas were incorporated into the updated and improved site for this season. Here’s what you can expect:

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[li]The newest Autodesk software with a 1 year license, including:[LIST][/li][li]Autodesk Inventor Professional 2008 (10 licenses per team)[/li][li]Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 (5 licenses per team)[/li][li]New! Autodesk Combustion (5 licenses per team)[/ul][/li][li]Online training exclusively designed for FRC teams[/li][li]The Kit of Parts modeled in Autodesk Inventor to save you crucial days of development[/li][li]Product technical support free of charge[/li][li]Hundreds of Autodesk Design Competition entries and all of the winners to view[/li][li]Your team’s own collaborative workspace[ul][/li][li]File sharing – upload and download files of up to 500 MB each[/li][li]Team Discussion[/li][li]Team Photo Sharing – post and share up to 100 photos[/li][li]Assign tasks to team members[/li][li]Post team news[/li][li]Video sharing[/li][li]Emailing capabilities[/li][li]Plus learn interesting and fun facts about your team members[/ul][/LIST]How Do I Join Autodesk FIRSTbase?[/li]
Attention: Team Main Contacts

The team’s main contact is required to register him/herself first before anyone else can join. Your team member’s will be anxious to get started so we suggest you get this done as soon as possible.

New Users to Autodesk FIRSTbase:

If you have never joined the Autodesk FIRSTbase site before, you can go to www.autodesk.com/firstbase and “Register.” The system will guide you through the easy steps, but please do take the time to read the directions and information along the way.

Returning Users to Autodesk FIRSTbase:

If you are already a member of Autodesk FIRSTbase, you can go to www.autodesk.com/firstbase and “Login” using the user name and password that you had selected last season. If you have forgotten your login information, click on the “Forgot your password” link and we will help you out. Even if you were a member of FIRSTbase last year, you will need to complete the re-joining process after you have logged in.

How Do the Other Team Members Join?

Once the main contact has registered him/herself, go to the “My Team” page and invite your team members (students or mentors) to join your team. Once they have registered on FIRSTbase, they will show up on your team member list and you can assign the software download rights and use all of the other great features. Remember as the main contact for the team, we put you in the driver’s seat to manage your team, so take advantage of all of the valuable products and services that Autodesk FIRSTbase is offering.

Need Help?

Please do take the time to read and familiarize yourself with the Autodesk FIRSTbase site. We have hopefully answered most of your questions directly on the site. However, if you still need help, fill out the “Feedback” form on the site and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Go Teams!