Formula SAE, Formula Student, SAE and SolidWorks Collegiate Vehicle Sponsorship and Tutorials


SolidWorks is proud to sponsor teams for Formula SAE, Formula Student, Baja, Formula Hybrid, Supermilage, Clean Snowmobile, Aero, Electric, Solar and other collegiate vehicle competitions.  Your team can apply for sponsorship at

With sponsorship, you will receive

    1. SolidWorks software for CAD, Engineering Analysis, Workgroup PDM, and SolidWorks Sustainability

    2. SolidWorks SAE Tutorials, FEA, CFD,  and Sustainability Design Tutorials 

    3. Job Preparation Skills and CAD Certification training

    4. Connection to over 200 SolidWorks Users Groups

    5. Competitive Racing Stickers

    6. Free 3d models from

With Full SolidWorks Simulation Capabilities you will be able to perform static analysis, drop test, frequency, optimization, thermal, non-linear, post dynamics and fluid analysis.

SolidWorks Simulation Capabilities 
We have created tutorials to assist you in your design.  The SolidWorks SAE project tutorial  provides step-by-step guidelines on modeling and analyzing different subsystems of a SAE vehicle including molding of the intake manifold and flow analysis. 

SolidWorks Flow Trajectory Intake Manifold 

With help from the University of  Wisconsin FSAE racing team; the tips and techniques can be used across a variety mechanical engineering projects.

SolidWorks has created a series of YouTube video tutorials to help you too. The SolidWorks Sustainability Tutorial utilizes our environmental tools to calculate the carbon footprint and energy consumed of a brake caliper assembly.  New in 2011, you select the type of energy and input estimated energy usage for a complete assembly.

Sustainability assembly product lifetime energy

SolidWorks Sustainability Environmental Impact

Good luck at this year’s competition.  Let us know how we can help you.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard