SOLIDWORKS Helps Students in Drone, Robot and Vehicle Competitions

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As Engineering student clubs meet at the start of a new school year, SOLIDWORKS is ready to provide student teams the best tools not only to compete but also to get the job ready skills required by industry.

SOLIDWORKS sponsorship is  available for competitive student teams, SAE collegiate series,  Formula Student,  Formula Electric, Hybrid, AUVSI Robonation,  AIAA DBF, ASCE, Solar Competitions, SHELL EcoCAR,  ASABE 1/4 Scale Tractor,  FIRST Robotics, VEX Robotics  and more.

Poster Presentations

Our SOLIDWORKS software suite helps save you time with one user interface. Tennessee Tech BAJA Team is ranked number 1 in the world. Engineering students use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD together with SOLIDWORKS Simulation for stress, thermal, dynamic and flow analysis.


Student teams also receive  Plastics Simulation, Sustainability Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Electrical for 2D Schematic and 3D Wire Harness and SOLIDWORKS Composer for Technical Documentation (the final report).

Here is our latest video series on designing competitive Drones.

Solidworks on Robot FRC

And videos on Modeling a Competitive Robot with SOLIDWORKS.  More tutorials and model files at FIRST Robotics –


And videos for Formula/FSAE Designing with SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation.  More tutorials and model files


Are you on a competitive team not listed?  Go to and let us know.

Maries office Plaques & Gifts from Teams

We thank the over 3000 teams that have sent us plaques, thank you cards, shirts, buttons, and even a clock (thank you Gator Motorsports). The SOLIDWORKS EDU team looks forward to seeing you compete on the track, across the arena, exploring “Mars”, or in the pool!  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