Computer Aided Design (CAD)

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Onshape: The “official” CAD package of the Makerspace though our student staff know how to use many others. A very powerful, browser-based, free CAD program for university students, faculty and staff. Click here to create a free account. Note that Onshape was founded by the same person that founded Solidworks (article) so this is not your typical freeware CAD software – it’s a real engineering tool.

Other options at UW-Madison College of Engineering (Solidworks, Autodesk, NX, etc.):

Check out the CAD software available in the engineering computer labs (CAE) here. You can access this software via:

[1] CAE computer labs. Go here for their location (note: not in the Makerspace)

[2] Remotely using Citrix – click here for more info. This works on mac and windows via a browser.

Obtain Technical Support

See the calendar below for project support sessions and workshops. If you have questions, please contact

Onshape and Solidworks

Nick Ackerman

Position title: Waterjet Maintenance & Operation Manager

Support Staff Date Start Time End Time