The software library bundled with the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) includes a large set of engineering-specific applications covering a wide range of disciplines, as well as software for general productivity.

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CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE)

The CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) is the desktop computing experience for students using CAEN computers. It is available for Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and is designed to enable ease of use and enhance productivity for Michigan Engineering students performing course work and academic research.

License Restrictions

Use of software applications made available in the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) is limited by license restrictions and other agreements entered into by the University of Michigan (U-M) with various authors, publishers, and vendors.

Software for Students at No Cost

CAEN works with the University and vendors to offer editions of academic software that Michigan Engineering students can install on their personal computers at no cost. In many cases, the applications are only available to students who are enrolled in a for-credit U-M course during the current academic term.

Engineering Base Desktop (EBD)

The Engineering Base Desktop (EBD) is CAEN's fully-configured Windows software environment designed to support the administrative and productivity needs of Michigan Engineering departments.

General Software Questions

General questions about using software at CAEN.