PACE Partners

General Motors Co. produces vehicles in 30 countries, under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. GM has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets and is one of the founding Partners for the PACE program, contributing a variety of resources to the program.
Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, and provides design, visualization and simulation solutions to help customers solve their business challenges. GM uses products from Autodesk including Alias Automotive, Maya, Moldflow and other 2D/3D design and visualization technologies within their product development process. Autodesk integrates with other tools used by GM. Autodesk participates in PACE to promote advancement in conceptual design, engineering and manufacturing.
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. It the designated workstation and printer supplier for PACE. HP provides printers, and, together with Intel, HP provides workstations to PACE institutions through a quarterly grant process. This hardware becomes the basis for many of the PACE laboratories established in the PACE institutions.
Oracle offers complete, integrated, market-leading solutions that enable higher education and research institutions to adapt to the changing needs and demands of all their constituents and a choice of deployment models spanning multiple systems and business requirements. As a PACE Partner, Oracle provides applications and technologies to PACE Institutions worldwide through the Oracle Academy to support innovation in education and research excellence.
Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services and a founding partner of PACE. Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products.

PACE Contributors

3D Connexion Systems provides 3D navigation devices for product design, analysis, animation, modeling, and digital content creation. These devices shorten the design time and greatly reduce mouse movements. They provide a high bandwidth way of interfacing with NX and other PACE- sponsored software. 3D Connexion offers SpacePilot navigator devices to PACE Institutions globally.
Altair, Inc. provides Altair HyperWorks, an integrated suite of CAE tools for product design, featuring modeling and visualization, analysis & optimization, design process automation and manufacturing process simulation.
ANSYS, Inc. provides PACE Institutions with simulation software solutions for Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis. The bundle equips the academic user with a commercial grade simulation toolbox to explore, visualize and study the entire scope of fluid dynamics physics, and includes ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Fluent solvers, 4 core HPC, and ANSYS Workbench pre/post processor.
CD-adapco provides the world's most comprehensive engineering simulation inside a single integrated package. Our "More than just licenses" philosophy ensures students and professors have access to the latest information, training & support to guarantee engineering success.
Computational Engineering International (CEI) develops, markets, and supports software for analyzing, visualizing and communicating computer-aided engineering results and scientific data. Engineers and scientists throughout the world rely on CEI to deliver the tools they need for visualizing complex datasets.
Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) is pleased to offer PACE Institutions its 3DCS Analyst Suite, a 3-D variation analysis software for predicting assembly build variation and optimizing designs. With modules for FEA, mechanical assemblies and visualization, 3DCS can be used to attack build issues before they happen.
dSPACE is the world's leading provider of hardware and software tools for developing and testing sophisticated electronic control systems. For over 25 years, dSPACE's high-quality, off-the-shelf software and hardware tools have empowered engineers to design and innovate, while dramatically reducing development times and cost. To learn more, visit
The Foundry develops computer graphics and visual effects software used globally by artists and designers to create high-end visuals across a wide range of industries, including film, games, CAD, design and architecture. The Foundry provides the NukeX 3D node-based digital compositing tool to PACE Institutions. GM Design uses NukeX and Nuke Render tools for high-end visualization.
Gamma Technologies provides GT-POWER to select PACE Institutions. This software application is used by GM Powertrain and other transportation industry leaders and their suppliers for engine simulation. It is specifically designed for both steady-state and transient simulations.
LSTC provides LS-DYNA multi-physics simulation code to PACE Institutions globally. This software can solve a vast variety of problems, from bioprosthetic heart valve operations, to auto crash, to earthquake engineering.
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists use MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks participates in PACE to support our mission to advance engineering education through project-based learning on real-world applications and processes.
MSC Software provides a suite of software to PACE Institutions globally. MD Adams is a virtual prototyping and motion simulation software. MD Nastran, an FEA tool, provides engineers the tools they need to analyze and improve designs of everything from simple components to complex structures and systems.
RTT is a provider of a real-time visualization solution offering great precision and accuracy, based on virtually all forms of CAD data. RTT's DeltaGen software is used by GM Design for optimum collaboration and efficiency in the design process. DeltaGen provides a link between designers and engineers, and allows for real-time multi-site design reviews.
iSIGHT enables the rapid integration of CAE tools and technologies, and automates their execution to accelerate the evaluation of many design alternatives. The iSIGHT software enables engineers to rapidly apply: Design of Experiments (DOE), Optimization, Approximation Methods, Quality Methods (DFSS).
Stratasys manufactures in-office/classroom 3D printers and 3D production systems. Their systems take CAD/CAM files and print them out in durable ABS plastic models, one layer at a time. Stratasys prototyping systems allow the user to have functional models built in the office/classroom in hours, rather than days. Their one-step process allows the user to test form, fit, and function of the design, making as many design iterations as desired.
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in design automation software, IP and services and participates in PACE by providing the Saber product line for the modeling and simulation of physical and multi-domain systems. Saber is used by GM and other transportation companies to simulate, verify and optimize a range of vehicle systems, including electrical distribution, H/EV battery and power electronics, and engine/drivetrain subsystems.
Wacom provides design tablets for industrial and concept design professionals. These products have long been an integral part of the ideation and design process in the automotive industry.

PACE Supporters

Trubiquity applications integrate critical enterprise systems and extend the value of intellectual property and process automation throughout the global value chain. Trubiquity provides data exchange accounts to PACE Institutions globally, providing them a highly secure environment to communicate and transfer data electronically.