Software & Hardware
Symantec anti-virus software available for College of Engineering students, staff, and faculty.
Software information: Linux and Windows software, version numbers, platform, category, notes.
ITS offers Virtual Desktop, a web-based system which allows users to access several software applications from virtually any computer with an Internet connection. Some of the software available using Virtual Desktop includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, SPSS, Word, Excel, Access, SAS, and several foreign language applications. (Complete list of applications.) You need the Citrix client to connect to Virtual Desktop; that client has been installed on lab and office computers in SC. Read information about Virtual Desktop including troubleshooting tips and FAQ.
The Microsoft DreamSpark program makes Microsoft software available to all Engineering students, staff, and faculty.
Information about the VMware download program. This program is open to all Engineering students, staff, and faculty.
ITS Campus Software Program ITS has negotiated campus-wide site licenses for a number of software packages. Go to ITS software download to find and download software that is free to students, staff, and faculty.
To find software on a Windows computer: Go to Start | All Programs to find the software available on Windows computers. On college-administered computers, including those in Elder and Hering labs, software is listed mostly by the vendor. Look for ANSYS under "ANSYS," AutoCAD under "Autodesk," Mathematica under "Wolfram Mathematica." You can find Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word under Microsoft Office. If you don't know the vendor name, use the search box at the bottom of the start menu; enter the software package you are looking for, then click on the appropriate selection that appears above the search box.
You can use the Symantec Management Agent to install software on Windows computers.
On Linux workstations, some software is available from Applications | Engineering Software. You can start other applications from a shell. From the start menu go to Applications | System | Terminal to get a shell.
Linux software notes Local notes about using Abaqus, ANSYS, and ANSYS FLUENT.
If you need software that is part of a standard load but not on your computer, call the Engineering Help Desk, 319-335-5055, and request the program. ECS has several software loads. The student lab computers including engineering software that may not be loaded on faculty and staff computers by default.
If you want to request software for use in class, or for information on how the college funds and selects educational software, read the Academic Software Funding and Acquisition Guidelines. See also Software Installation Policy that describes when computers are loaded and the requirements for software to be installed.
In the Elder, Hering, and 2301 labs there is a mix of Windows and Linux computers. 1245 Henry Electronic Classroom has only Windows computers. For information on where to find Windows and Linux machines, printers, and scanners, see Lab Hardware.
Each room of the Elder, Hering, and 2301 labs has 4-6 Linux workstations. Look at the Lab Hardware chart for their locations.
There are high-capacity Linux workstations available remotely.