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.
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 remotely 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. (2020 will be available for downlaod in the Fall quarter when the pabs are upgraded) This software is provided as an educational resource without support.
- System Requirements - Solidworks only runs on Microsoft Windows
- Installation guides for SolidWorks student products
- SolidWorks web help
* Solidworks 2019 Student versions have reached the maximum activations. The full version will still be available remotely in the ECI Labs.