Student editions

Accelerate your engineering career

CAE software's Student Editions will give you the advantage you need to be successful in today's job market. Predict your future and download MSC's simulation software products today FREE! With quick access to a large amount of tutorials, webinars and example problems, you can effortlessly train yourself.


Simulate real world behaviors

CAE software's Student Editions will provide you with the simulation tools to accurately and reliably predict how your designs will behave in the real world. Employers are constantly relying on simulation software to help eliminate slow and costly physical testing, and with experience right out of school, you will be ready to begin your career in no time!


Student Ambassador Programme

Would you like to become a Hexagon Student Ambassador at your university and benefit from mentoring provided by our engineers? Implement your simulation and communication skills to get an unmatched competitive advantage in the future.

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Powerful Acoustic Simulation

Actran is the premier acoustics software to solve acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and aero-acoustics problems. Used by automotive manufacturers and suppliers, aerospace and defense companies, and consumer product manufacturers, Actran helps engineers better understand and improve the acoustics performance of their designs.

Supported platforms: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit



Multibody Dynamics Simulation Solution

Adams is the most widely used multibody dynamics and motion analysis software in the world. Adams helps engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, how loads and forces are distributed throughout mechanical systems, and to improve and optimize the performance of their products.

Supported platforms: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


MSC Apex

Computational Parts™ Based CAE System

MSC Apex is the world's first Computational Parts™ based CAE system capable of performing deformation, stress and normal modes analysis. Use MSC Apex for research or teaching. MSC Apex is ideal for courses covering mechanics of materials, advanced structural analysis or natural frequencies and mode shapes.

Supported platforms: Windows 7 64-bit (Professional), Windows 10 64-bit (Professional)


Cradle CFD

Smart Multiphysics Focused Computational Fluid Dynamics

Cradle CFD is a series of practical, state-of-the-art CFD simulation and visualization software. Embracing remarkable processing speed, refined technology, and proven practicality verified by high user satisfaction, it has been in use for diverse applications, such as Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Building and Architecture, Civil Engineering, Fans, Machinery, and Marine developments, to solve thermal and fluid problems.

Supported platform: Windows 10 64-bit and Windows 11



Material engineering with Mean-Field and FE based micro-mechanics

Digimat is a leading material modeling software throughout the industries. Major Material suppliers, Tier1s and OEMs use Digimat to accurately and efficiently simulate their materials and structures.

Supported platforms: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


MSC Nastran with Patran

Fast & Accurate Multidiscipline Simulations

MSC Nastran is the world's most widely used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver, and Patran is a widely used modeling software that makes model creation and post processing easy. When it comes to analyzing stress, dynamics, or vibration behavior of real-world complex systems, manufacturers of everything from parts and assemblies to full vehicles choose MSC Nastran because of its high reliability and accuracy.

Supported platforms: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit



Advanced Nonlinear Simulation Solution

Marc combines to deliver a complete solution (pre-processing, solution, and post-processing) for implicit nonlinear FEA. Marc provides the easiest to use and most robust capabilities for contact, large strain, and multi-physics analysis available today to solve static and quasi-static nonlinear problems.

Supported platforms: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit