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  • Vortex Studio Academic

    Vortex Studio Academic

    Simulation-based design, testing, optimization, and data collection for students and researchers.
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Vortex Studio: Academic Access Program

CM Labs has been working with leading educational institutions for over 20 years and as such, we recognize the importance of academic partners in the Vortex Studio ecosystem.

Through the Vortex Studio academic access program, we provide special access to Vortex Studio Create, putting a powerful mechanical engineering tool in the hands of students and researchers at education institutions around the world.

Discover program benefits & requirements

Program Benefits

Offered at no-cost to verified academic users*, Vortex Studio Create is an advantageous tool for those engaged in non-commercial research projects. Vortex Studio provides all the tools you need to turn static 3D models into interactive prototypes, and deploy them within fully functional virtual testing environments.

  • Full access to Vortex Studio Create, with simulation and visualization capabilities
  • Access to community forum and product documentation
  • Renewable annual subscription
*Quantity and location restrictions may apply.

Academic Access Criteria

Vortex Studio Create is available for free to students & researchers at chartered institutions that meet the following criteria:

  • The institution’s primary purpose is student education for the award of a degree or certification
  • Vortex Studio will be used directly for educational or research purposes within the institution’s facilities
  • Products powered by Vortex Studio may not be used for commercial purposes
  • Program applicants must clearly explain their proposed use of Vortex Studio and note any targeted publications
To collaborate with commercial users or deploy simulators based on Vortex Studio content, a commercial licence of Vortex Studio Create and/or Vortex Studio Activate will be required.

Program Requirements

Users approved for the Vortex Studio Academic Access Program must agree to the following conditions as part of the approval process:

  • Complete a program application, describing research work and planned use of Vortex Studio
  • Recognize CM Labs and Vortex Studio in any produced work (publications, conference presentations)
  • Agree for their work and institution to be featured in marketing materials produced by CM Labs, such as a client story or Vortex Studio program materials

Discover our Network of Academic Partners

McGill University, Canada

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

NTNU, Norway

Request Academic Access to Vortex Studio

To obtain your Vortex Studio Create licence, please forward your request through the form below.

A CM Labs representative will be in touch shortly with more details.

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