Software used in Mechanical Engineering
COMSOL is a cross-platform finite element analysis, solver and multiphysics simulation software.
- COMSOL for academic non-research use is offered in the ECI labs only
- COMSOL for research is part of a shared license pool
Wolfram Mathematica software: Is a campus site license covering all Faculty, Staff, and Students at UCSB. More information is available here: https://software.ucsb.edu/info/mathematica
Matlab is a campus license covering all Faculty, Staff, and Students at UCSB. More information is available here: https://software.ucsb.edu/info/matlab
National Instruments Labview
Labview is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments.
- Labview academic non-research use is only offered in the ECI labs and the Mechanical Engineering Instructional labs
- Labview for research is not covered bu the academic license and must be purchased by each research group from National Instruments
SolidWorks is CAD and solid modeling software in use within the department that runs on Windows.
*Please note that we plan to update to Solidworks 2019 after the Fall quarter. The Student Premium 2019 will be available after Dec. 13, 2019 as well.
Full network license
The full network licensed version is only available for University owned desktop computer on campus within the Mechanical Engineering Department as well as in the ECI Labs for instruction.
Solidworks Student Premium
As an extension of the SolidWorks educational license we are providing you access to the SolidWorks Student Premium for student use at home as well as for laptop users. Click here This software is provided as an educational resource without support.