VoxCad demo

VoxCAD (Voxel CAD) is a cross-platform open source voxel modeling and analyzing software. VoxCAD includes the Voxelyze 3D dynamics engine with large deformations, collision detection, multiple materials, volumetric actuation, etc. Check out the sourceforge project page or

Download VoxCad (V. 1.0 x64 Windows installer)
VoxCAD0992.tar.gz (V. 0.9.92, x32 compiled on Ubuntu)
(Other operating system? Get involved! All code is C++/QT)

VoxCAD (or the underlying Voxelyze physics engine) has been used  for research at NASA, MIT, Cornell University, Columbia University, and Stratasys. But it's fun to just play with, too!

VoxCAD is released under the OpenBSD license. Voxelyze is available under the LGPL license.


  • VoxCAD 1.0 VoxCAD has graduated from beta! Most of the work from 0.9X to 1.0 has been behind the scenes, making Voxelyze a real, usable library for more than just ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2015, 7:10 PM by Jonathan Hiller
  • VoxCad helps bring home a blue ribbon Science buddies has a great write-up (here) on 4th grader Laura's use of VoxCad to design robots...and eventually win a blue ribbon at the county fair."She ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 8:42 AM by Jonathan Hiller
  • VoxCad + kids = robots! Ben Finio at Science Buddies has made a few excellent tutorials aimed at getting kids to design soft robots using VoxCad. For instance, here is an "intermediate" level project where ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2014, 1:23 PM by Jonathan Hiller
  • V. 0.9.92 Volume effects are now modeled! Poisson's ratio over bulk materials now is accounted for. Ratios as high as 0.4999 are usable to model (nearly) incompressible materials and rubbers ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2014, 9:36 AM by Jonathan Hiller
  • 0.9.91 Minor bugfixes including fixing files loading empty in some cases.
    Posted Jul 29, 2013, 8:34 PM by Jonathan Hiller
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