Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Exploration Applications (APPS)
Updated 3 Dec 2014

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CAD APPS is a set of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Exploration Applications (APPS) that were developed for undergraduate Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) students. The CAP APPS solve problems that are typically found in MAE courses. The CAD APPS have also been found to be useful to high school students, graduate students, and others.
Installation Tutorial (link: )
Truss Application Overview (link: )
Example Truss Problem Tutorial (link: )

Cite As

Larry Silverberg (2024). CAD APPS (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Inspired: cd cam, CADApps mechanics

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Version Published Release Notes

New meshing tool
New feature: multi-selection for tables: shift/ctrl + left click on member or node table values to change selection's values

Added updating instructions.

No changes to the truss app.
A new frame app has been added.

updated code

added tutorial problems

Added video tutorials

Added Screenshot