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ME Software Links

This is a list of software used within the core mechanical engineering classes, and may differ based on classes within the major. This list gives both resources and links to current students using this software while also providing perspective students with a basic understanding of software that mechanical engineering students use within their classes.



ANSYS offers a comprehensive software suite, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires.

Software Link

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LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Software Link


Math CAD

Mathcad is computer software primarily intended for the verification, validation, documentation and re-use of engineering calculations.

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MATLAB® combines a desktop environment tuned for iterative analysis and design processes with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly.

MATLAB Online Link

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Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows and macOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic.


Excel Online Link
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Engineers and scientists use Simulink® to perform multidomain modeling and simulation, reusable models across environments to simulate how all parts of the system work together.


Software Link



SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.

Software Link




Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 7/9/19