École de Technologie Supérieure Baja Team Achieves Success with SolidWorks VAR PBI CADCAM

ETS Baja Team  in Pittsburg Kansas

The drive from École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Montreal to Baja SAE East in Pittburg, Kansas is 1418 miles,(2282km) and 21 hrs.  The drive takes longer when you are pulling a trailer with your Baja vehicle.

Our SolidWorks Value Added Reseller (VAR) in Montreal that supports ETS is PBI CADCAM.  PBI CADCAM  provides training and support to the ETS Baja team.  They continue to improve on the Baja SAE circuit.

ETS Scores

This week ETS placed 3rd in Polaris Design, 2nd in Honda R&D Overall Dynamics Award, and 6th Briggs and Stratton Overall Award.


ETS 2012 Thank you SolidWorks ETS 2013 Thank you SolidWorks

ETS gave the SolidWorks EDU team these plaques to say “thank you” to SolidWorks.  They will be proudly hung in Dassault Systemes Corporate North American HQ in Waltham, MA.

ETS wrote the “thank you”  letter below to PBI CADCAM:

Hello Mrs. Giroux (sales rep from PBI),

It gives me great pleasure to give you our sincere thanks on behalf of the entire Baja team at ETS.  In essence, thanks to the support given to us by PBI, it was possible for the team to participate in 3 SAE competitions, and to finish in good company: Cornell, Oregon State & RIT.

It’s important for me to emphasize the hours of SolidWorks training furnished by PBI were of utmost importance, and was pivotal in helping the team place 4th in Bellingham & Cookeville.  The 3rd & final competition was in Rochester, where we finished 6th (2nd internationally).

Thanks to your gift, it was possible to create prototypes which permitted us to same time making optimized parts for the car- saving money.

 In closing, allow me to reiterate that none of this would have been possible without you.  You have been a great part of each trophy we have earned for Canada.  Big thanks… see you in TX or KS or IL.  See you at the paddocks…


Thank you PBI CADCAM for helping out these students and sharing their story.   PBI CADCAM has made a difference to the ETS Baja team and the ETS  students that use SOLIDWORKS to design amazing products.  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