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Hexagon is thrilled to sponsor student competition teams as part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of innovators via access to our engineering simulation software. We empower students with the same powerful tools as professional engineers to design and simulate a variety of projects, from cars and drones to rockets and more. Our sponsorship also allows students to perform virtual prototyping of complete designs and subsystems, including topology optimization and 3D printing process simulation.

Hexagon makes its industrial-proven engineering simulation software available for FREE to university student teams participating in real-world, multi-school competitions.






To apply for your FREE Student Competition Sponsorship please fill out the Application Form and access Actran, MSC Apex, MSC Apex GD, Adams, Easy5, Cradle CFD, Digimat, Dytran, MSC Nastran, Patran, and Marc today!

Adams Car for Formula SAE (FSAE)

Adams Car allows students to design and simulate their FSAE vehicles to maximize their performance. With Adams Car, FSAE teams can quickly build and test functional virtual prototypes of complete vehicles and vehicle subsystems. FSAE engineering teams can put their vehicle designs through various road conditions, performing the same tests they normally run in a test lab or on a test track, but in a fraction of the time.

A gif of a blue car on unstable terrain in multibody dynamic software.

Industry standard vehicle dynamics software

The gold standard in multibody dynamic simulation software is available for FREE to university FSAE teams. Solve real-world problems using the same platform relied upon by 24 out of the top 25 automobile manufacturers in the world.

A gif of a purple car in simualtion software used in Formula SAE Performance Optimization

FSAE performance optimization

Reduce development time and cost, and improve vehicle performance using software designed specifically for vehicle dynamics and development. Optimize various parameters such as suspension stiffness or location of center of mass to improve overall vehicle performance.


Adams Car CAE software showing 4 wheels on a road in a simulation process.

Adams Car tutorial kit for FSAE

Learn Adams Car with tutorials designed specifically for FSAE students. These tutorials include demonstrations, video and voice narration, and step-by-step instructions for simulating your unique vehicle.

FSAE Adams Car Template