SpaceCAD 7 - Frequently Asked Questions

SpaceCAD 7 is the next release of SpaceCAD and currently only available through the Windows app store.

This page is dedicated to helping you find out which version is the right one for you.

New Features in SpaceCAD 7

Improved User Experience

The 2D UI has much improved. It's interactive, has a new sidebar allows direct changes and provides better previews. In SpaceCAD 6, it was only displaying data.

Database Selection - much improved (search, filter, sort)

Parts databases (quality checked)

Material database

Engine database

Rocksim Rocket Import - experimental

Rocket structure - more hierarchies, e.g. for engine mounts

Small improvements: Recently loaded rockets, new start screen with examples, better 3D color selection

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Inspire imagination and creativity

SpaceCAD helps you to give your students an understanding of the things that affect a rocket in flight and how to achieve best performance and safety.

Develop and test model rockets, gather and analyze data and much more. Tap into student's innate desire to explore, investigate and learn.

Design rockets on a PC, build them for real and get outside for real rocket launching and safe recovery!

Principles of Rocketry

Investigate the basic principles of rocketry like aerodynamics and forces of flight (lift, drag, thrust, and gravity).

Hands-On Learning

Students can learn hands-on about material properties (density, volume) and understand the difference between distance, velocity and acceleration.

Physical Concepts

Students can easily grasp concepts like impulse, numeric precision, momentum, efficiency, kinetic and potential energy and much more.

“One of my students who has extremely low self-esteem, tried your software for the first time yesterday, and took to it like a duck to water. She was the first one to finish a complete, original design that was stable and launched perfectly. It really made her day! Thanks for such awesome software!”
Christopher Hoppner
Locust Valley CSD

American Rocketry Challenge

The American Rocketry Challenge

The American Rocketry Challenge (formerly Team America Rocketry Challenge) TARC is an extra- curricular hands-on project-based learning program. It is modeled around the aerospace industry's design, fabrication and testing processes. All students participate in a team of 3-10 students to design, build, and fly a rocket.

Like aerospace companies work within specific design parameters, every year the challenge requires teams to achieve the same basic mission-oriented goals of hitting a precise altitude, landing within a specific flight time window, and returning a raw egg (“the astronaut”) without cracking. SpaceCAD is proud to be official software for this event.

UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

UKRoC Logo The United Kingdom Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) is the largest model rocket showcase in the UK. It provides secondary school student teams (3 to 5 members), aged 11-18yrs a realistic experience in designing a flying aerospace vehicle that meets a specified set of mission and performance requirements.

Students have to work together in teams, just as aerospace engineers do. It is not intended to be easy, but it is well within the capabilities of secondary school students with a good background in science and maths, and some craftsmanship skills. The key goal of UKRoC is to “Encourage school children to enter the world of aerospace and science”. SpaceCAD is proud to be official software for this event.

    Learn more about UKRoC at their website