SAE Aero Design West

April 8-10, 2022 │Van Nuys, California

Equipment Suppliers

Companies may become involved in Collegiate Competition Events at the competitor's level by registering as an Equipment Supplier. The following companies are supplying parts to competing teams for free, at cost or discounted from retail.

Please email Victoria Ewing for details and pricing of becoming an Equipment Supplier.


Items Available:

  • Ansys Academic Research Mechanical and CFD (25 tasks) 
  • Ansys Academic Research EM (5 tasks) 
  • Ansys Academic Research HF (5 tasks) 
  • Ansys GRANTA Research Selector (5 tasks) 
  • Ansys Academic Research HPC (per core) up to 32 cores 

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information: Software shall be used in the design and development of student team vehicle/planes in exchange for marketing and promotion of Ansys software via logo on the vehicle, inclusion on the team website and social media pages. Interested teams can apply by submitting this application form. Need additional details, please contact  

Explore Ansys Innovation Courses to get started with Ansys tools and the Learning Forum for technical support.  



DS Solidworks Corp.

Items Available: SolidWorks Suite of Programs, 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Products

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information:

MathWorks Inc

Items Available: MathWorks is offering complimentary MATLAB, Simulink and associated toolboxes for aerospace system design for participating teams. You can find more information and request software here

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information: The Student Tutorials and Videos page is the one stop shop for tutorials and videos for student projects. Learn the basics and discover how successful student teams use MATLAB and Simulink for Aerospace and Autonomous Systems projects.  Join the MATLAB and Simulink Robotics Arena Facebook group to stay informed and ask questions Learn more about best practices and teamwork for student competitions through the Racing Lounge Blog.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Items Available: See this brochure of engineering software offerings curated just for student teams at

Discount Offer: Zero cost, even for full-functional commercial software, apply for grants at 
or you can instantly download free 'student editions' for some of the software packages at
Online software courses and technical support are also offered to student competition teams at no cost.

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information: See this series of short Youtube videos organized by sub-team topics (CAD, aero, suspension, electrical, etc.)