Of the many template based software design tools for electric machines there are three that are quite popular and widely used by many industries. These are SPEED, MOTORSOLVE and MOTOR-CAD. This presentation summarizes the simulation of a high performance traction machine used in the BMW i3 electric car using these three software products. This BMW E- traction motor has been reversed engineered by ORNL, which includes tested performance results. The three simulations are compared along with the tested results by ORNL. In addition the solution speed of important results are compared along with the simulated results with the ORNL tested results of the BMW i3 traction motor.