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CUBIT Licensing

This page provides information for obtaining a CUBIT license for U.S. government use. All non-U.S. government use licenses, including academic and commercial licensing are currently handled through Computational Simulation Software (csimsoft). csimsoft is an independent small business that has been authorized to provide academic and commercial licensing and support for CUBIT and its software component libraries.

In addition to the standard CUBIT end-user license, CAMAL and CLARO may be licensed for non-commercial purposes. They can be obtained by following the same licensing procedure as for CUBIT. The Verde program as well as the Verdict module is currently available free of charge under LGPL licenses.

CUBIT is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Obtaining a CUBIT License


There is currently no charge for U.S. government-use licenses of CUBIT. Note that recent policy changes (Nov. 2011) now permit us to provide government-use licenses free of charge.

For academic and commercial licensing terms and pricing, contact csimsoft.

Government Use Licenses

Licenses are available to U.S. government agencies (ie. military, government labs). Limited-term research licenses are also available to companies performing work under contract to a U.S. government entity. To obtain a license, please use the following procedure:

      1. U.S. Government Agencies and Contractors to the U.S. Government, please click: GOVERNMENT REQUESTORS ONLY to fill out the online request (Participant Data Sheet).
      2. Once all information is complete, you may submit the form by clicking the button at the bottom of the Participant Data Sheet. Alternatively, you may print and fax a signed copy of the agreement to 505-284-2418. Scanned copies will also be accepted via email to
      3. Mail an original signed copy of the agreement to the address below. Important: An original of the signed license agreement is due to Sandia within 30 days of receipt of password. Failing to send a hardcopy will result in cancellation of the license agreement and download privileges revoked.
      4. Once the Online Participant Data Sheet has been submitted or the signed form is received by fax or email, the Cubit licensing liaison will initiate the approval process. Assuming there are no problems with the request, a password to the Cubit download website (password required) will be issued with installation instructions.

    CUBIT Licensing
    Sandia National Laboratories
    P.O. Box 5800 , Mail Stop 0376
    Albuquerque , NM 87185-0376
    Fax: 505-284-2418
    Cubit Request emails:

Commercial and Academic Licenses

Sandia does not directly provide licenses for academic and commercial purposes. Non-US Government licenses may instead be obtained from Computational Simulation Software (csimsoft). csimsoft is an authorized non-exclusive distributor for all CUBIT software and components. They can provide complete support, maintenance, training as well as custom software development. Visit csimsoft for details at

Lawrence Livermore National Lab Employees Only

CUBIT has been installed on the Engineering LAN at LLNL. Contact Ed Kokko ( for information on running CUBIT from the LAN. If you do not have access to the Engineering LAN you may request a separate license by following the above instructions to obtain a Goverment Use License.

Sandia National Lab Employees Only

UNIX LAN : Check with your local LAN administrator for instructions on how to access CUBIT on your local LAN. In most cases typing one of the following commands at the UNIX prompt should allow you to run CUBIT:

cubit Run the most recent released version with Graphical User Interface
cubit -nogui Command Line only with graphics window
cubit -nogui -nographics Command Line only without graphics window
cubit-13.1 Run a specific release of Cubit. For example, version 13.1 with GUI
cubit-beta Run the latest beta version still in development.

    Other Computers: As a Sandia user, you may install Cubit on your other machines for your use. Please download the package appropriate to your platform from the Downloads link on the left of this page. Your Sandia username and kerberos password should work to access that site. If you encounter problems, please use the link below to email Cubit Support.


CUBIT Trial License

Sandia does not offer a separate trial license for government-use. Contact csimsoft for more information on obtaining a trial license.

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