College of Engineering Software Access

There are several ways to access the software you need to complete your coursework.  Temporarily we have implemented remote login to the machines in the computer labs on campus.  Our Virtual Lab allows access to applications using our virtual desktop infrastructure (Citrix).  Our Linux machines have always been remotely accessible.  Additionally, some software is available to be downloaded to personal computers and used off campus.

 

Remote Access to Computer Labs

VPN

VDI - Virtual Lab

Linux Lab Access

Software available for installation

 

 

 

Remote Access to Computer Labs


During the time that campus computer labs are closed, we have been able to set up a remote desktop gateway for students to access the software they need to complete their projects and other classwork. 

 

We do not plan to continue this service after resumption of regular campus access to students.

 

Remote Desktop Notes and Etiquette:

  • Don’t stay logged on – you are sharing these computers with others - Log off when finished.
  • Idle sessions will automatically logged off – make sure to save your work frequently.
  • Make a note of the machine that you are using in case there are any questions or problems.
  • If you get disconnected, try again
  • Report problems (and successes) to admin@eng.auburn.edu – 334-844-2280

 

The lab machines are mostly identical.  Over the course of the semester,
there are changes to some software packages.  If you can’t find the
software you need, please report the software (and version)
that you need and the name of the machine.  The machine name
should be the name of the tab in your web browser.

 

You can access the remote desktop portal from the following URL:

 

https://aub.ie/englab

 

Additional User Instructions for Remote Access

 

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VPN


 

Connecting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) from your off-campus computer is required to access man campus services and software licenses.

The surge in demand for VPN connections caused performance problems in the first days of working from home.

Instructions and links for configuring the VPN may be found at the beginning of the VDI instruction page:

 

https://aub.ie/engwvd

 

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VDI – Virtual Lab


Our virtual lab is a portal that uses the Citrix receiver on your device (Windows, Mac, Linux, Tablet).  You have access to many of the most common applications required for your classwork.  Using the Virtual Lab, you can run a complete Windows desktop (less efficient) or only the specific application that you need for your work. Each of these allows you to access files in your Engineering home directory  (H: drive) or general campus home directory (I: drive).

Successful VPN connection is required for access to the Virtual Lab.

Instructions and links may be found here:

 

https://aub.ie/engwvd

 

 

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Linux Lab Access


Linux

Any College of Engineering student can use the tux labs to access the Engineering Network from off-campus. Follow the links below to specific setup instructions.  VPN connection is not required to access the Linux labs.

Setup for SecureCRT and Xming is described here.

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Software with available student versions

Many software packages are available to students to install on their personal machines.  When possible, running software on a local machine may be the more reliable than remotely accessing software.  All Engineering packages listed here are available for Windows.  A few are available for Apple computers.  Instructions and links are provided below.

Abaqus  

Windows

https://academy.3ds.com/en/software/abaqus-student-edition

 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Windows Mac

Students should go to http://adobe.auburn.edu to request an account. Adobe accounts are provisioned by campus IT. Students will receive login instructions for the Adobe.com website.

 

Ansys/Fluent

Windows

A comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires.

https://www.ansys.com/academic/free-student-products

 

ArcGIS

Windows

Instructions for students:

  • Go to esri.com/educationedition to begin the process of activating and downloading your ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial software.
  • Log in using your Existing Esri Global Account or create an Esri Global account.
  • Enter the authorization code you received in Step 2 and click the ‘Activate ArcGIS’ button.
    • If you created a new account thereby navigating away from the page to enter your authorization code return to esri.com/educationedition and sign in.
  • Select the appropriate ArcGIS for Desktop version.
  • Ensure you have met all prerequisites (Windows OS, Windows 7 or higher, etc.).
  • Download, install, and authorize the software following on-screen instructions.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to http://clyde.lib.auburn.edu/Install_ArcGIS_10.x_Step_by_Step.pdf provided by the Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) in the RBD Library. An AU username and password are required to access the site. If you are connecting from your personal computer or an off campus location, you must use Cisco AnyConnect VPN client (Available on AU Install, https://auinstall.auburn.edu).

AutoCAD

Windows

Student editions for many popular AutoCAD products are available.  All products are available for Windows. Some are available for Mac.  There are not Mac versions for Revit or Civil3d.

https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/featured

 

Bluebeam

Windows

Bluebeam Revu is a PDF markup and editing software designed specifically for the AEC industry that allows for greater collaboration and efficiency—anytime, anywhere.

Windows trial edition available for Revu.

https://www.bluebeam.com/trials

 

Box.com

Windows Mac

Cloud storage service.  Auburn faculty, staff and students receive unlimited storage with clients that install on every operating system and device.

https://auburn.box.com

 

Engineering Equation Solver (EES)

Windows

EES (pronounced 'ease') is a general equation-solving program that can numerically solve thousands of coupled non-linear algebraic and differential equations. The program can also be used to solve differential and integral equations, do optimization, provide uncertainty analyses, perform linear and non-linear regression, convert units, check unit consistency, and generate publication-quality plots.

Available via ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/ees

 

EndNote

Windows Mac

EndNote X9 is the reference management software that not only frees you from the tedious work of manually collecting and curating your research materials and formatting bibliographies, but also gives you greater ease and control in coordinating with your colleagues.

ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/endnote

 

Mathtype

Windows Mac

With MathType you can: Point-and-click, handwrite, use keyboard shortcuts, insert equation numbers, use color, choose fonts, control spacing.

Available via ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/mathtype

 

Microstation and Inroads  

Windows

The MicroStation family of products provides traditional CAD capabilities and the power and versatility to precisely view, model, document, and visualize information-rich 2D and 3D designs of all types and scales, working for professionals in every discipline on infrastructure projects of every type.

Available via ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/bentley

 

jGrasp

Windows Mac

jGRASP is a lightweight development environment, created specifically to provide automatic generation of software visualizations to improve the comprehensibility of software. jGRASP is implemented in Java, and runs on all platforms with a Java Virtual Machine (Java version 1.5 or higher). jGRASP produces Control Structure Diagrams (CSDs) for Java, C, C++, Objective-C, Python, Ada, and VHDL.

http://jgrasp.org

 

LabView

Windows Mac

Labview is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

 

ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/labview

 

LT Spice

Windows Mac

LTspice ® is a high performance SPICE simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of analog circuits. Included in the download of LTspice are macromodels for a majority of Analog Devices switching regulators, amplifiers, as well as a library of devices for general circuit simulation.

 

https://www.analog.com/en/design-center/design-tools-and-calculators/ltspice-simulator.html#

 

Mathematica

Windows Mac

  • Student personally owned devices: Follow the directions below to download from the Wolfram User Portal. 
    1. Create an account  (New users only):
      1. Go to  wolfram.comand click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using a @auburn.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. Request the download and key:
      1. Fill out this formto request an Activation Key
      2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
      3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
      4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt

 

Microsoft Office

Windows Mac

Your Office 365 account allows you to download Microsoft Office for your personal computer.

http://o365.com

 

 

Microsoft Visio, Visual Studio, Windows

Windows

Below is for signing up for Microsoft Azure for Education, where you can also get copies of most Microsoft products including Windows, Visio and much more:

Visit the following link: https://azureforeducation.microsoft.com/devtools

You should be able to login with your username@auburn.edu

Once logged in, you should be able to obtain a selection of Microsoft software for free.

There is a walkthrough at http://aub.ie/azure/

 

Minitab

Windows

Log in to AU Install (auinstall.auburn.edu) and download the latest version of Minitab 19 for either 32 or 64 bit Windows computers. No Mac version is available.

http://auinstall.auburn.edu

 

MSC – Nastran, Patran and Adams

Windows

MSC Software's Student Editions will provide you with the simulation tools to accurately and reliably predict how your designs will behave in the real world. 

https://www.mscsoftware.com/student-editions

 

 

Multisim

Windows

Multisim software integrates industry-standard SPICE simulation with an interactive schematic environment to instantly visualize and analyze electronic circuit behavior. Its intuitive interface helps educators reinforce circuit theory and improve retention of theory throughout engineering curriculum. By adding powerful circuit simulation and analyses to the design flow, Multisim™ helps researchers and designers reduce printed circuit board (PCB) prototype iterations and save development costs.

Free Trial, then purchase $43.86.

https://www.studica.com/multisim-student-edition.html

 

Polymath

Windows

POLYMATH is a proven computational system that has been specifically created for educational or professional use. The various POLYMATH programs allow the user to apply effective numerical analysis techniques during interactive problem solving on personal computers. Results are presented graphically for easy understanding and for incorporation into papers and reports. Engineers, mathematicians, scientists, students, or anyone with a need to solve problems will appreciate the efficiency and speed of problem solution.

 

Available via ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/polymath

 


SolidWorks

Windows

By working with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, you will quickly discover that 3D enhances not only the design process, but also communication with your customers and design team.

Available via ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/solidworks

 

SAS

Windows

Free SAS software to use in statistics and quantitative methods classes in a variety of areas: economics, psychology and other social sciences, computer science, business, medical/health sciences, engineering, etc. For academic, noncommercial use only.

https://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html

 

Tecplot

Windows Mac

Tecplot 360 is a suite of CFD visualization and analysis tools that can handle large data sets, automate workflows, and visualize parametric results. You’ll be able to quickly make engineering decisions and show your results with integrated XY, 2D, and 3D plotting.

Available via ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PORTAL

https://eng.auburn.edu/software/tecplot

 

VMWare

Windows Mac

 

VMware Fusion Pro takes virtualization on the Mac to the next level with powerful features designed for advanced users, developers and IT admins. With leading edge desktop virtualization features and added cloud capabilities, VMware Fusion Pro delivers powerful virtual machines, superior performance and enhanced usability.  

   

Key Features  

   

  • Designed for macOS High Sierra and ready for the latest releases of Windows 10
  • Run nearly any operating system on the Mac without rebooting
  • Create linked clones to save time and disk space
  • Create custom virtual networking configurations to simulate complex web or cloud environments
  • Connect to vSphere to run, download or upload virtual machines
  • Create restricted virtual machines that can expire

 

On the hub  - Sign in user Auburn user name and password.  Then in the search box type "VMware"  

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Last Updated: Jun 03, 2022