Welcome to the PACE Website

Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) links GM, Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens PLM Software, Sun Microsystems, and their global operations, to support strategically selected academic institutions worldwide to develop the automotive product lifecycle management (PLM) team of the future. PLM, as it relates to PACE, is an integrated, parametrics-based approach to all aspects of a product's life-from its design inception, through its manufacture, marketing, distribution and maintenance, and finally into recycling and disposal. Currently, PACE is focused on:

  • Requirements and planning (concept development)
  • Styling (conceptualization)
  • Product engineering (detailed engineering design)
  • Simulation (validation, optimization)
  • Manufacturing engineering (tooling, machining, 3D plant layout)
  • Managed development environment (product data management, supply chain collaboration, digital collaboration)

Assisted by many companies called PACE Partners, Contributors and PACE Supporters, PACE provides hardware, software, training, automotive parts, industry projects, and much more to PACE Institutions around the world.

Attention PACE Institution Faculty and PACE Company Representatives: You are eligible for authorization to use the Secure Area of this web site. If you need a user id for this access, click on Faculty Log-In tab (upper left) and follow prompts to request authorization.