Obtain software for your personal computer or laptop

Below is a list of software packages commonly used by engineering students and information on where they may be obtained.

Office 20xx (Microsoft) Questions? Ask support

Beginning Fall 2014 access to MS Office isfree for all OSU Students.

Matlab (MathWorks) Questions? Ask support

The college has arranged for a site-license for MatLab that will allow you to use the software free of charge while connected to any campus wired or wireless network or using the campus VPN.

We now recommend using our Citrix environment to run Matlab. If you need Matlab running locally, the COE Helpdesk has the install images.

MathType (DesignScience) Questions? Ask support

Windows - Version 6.9
Click here to download - 5.9MB

This version is compatible with Office 2010 and earlier. Download the zip file and extract. Use serial number in serial.txt.

Mac OS X - Version 6.7a
Click here to download - 8 MB

This version is compatible with Office 2011 for Mac and earlier. Download the zip file and extract dmg. Use serial number in serial.txt

Dreamspark(Microsoft) Questions? Ask support

As of Fall 2004 students and faculty are able to take advantage of the Microsoft Dreamspark program.

This partnership with Microsoft provides the following software packages FREE:

  • Access
  • Expression
  • MSDN Library
  • OneNote
  • Project Professional
  • SQL Server
  • Visio Professional
  • Visual Studio
  • Windows Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

You can login to the Dreamspark website by logging into TEACH, then follow the link in the menu to "Dreamspark Site Login"

VMware Academic Program Questions? Ask support

The College of Engineering is a part of the VMware Academic Program (VMAP).

This program provides students to several VMware products for free, including:

  • VMware Fusion
  • VMware Workstation for Windows
  • VMware Workstation for Linux
  • VMware vSphere Advanced

You can login to the VMAP website by logging into TEACH, then follow the link in the menu to "VMware Academic Site Login"

SolidWorks (SolidWorks) Questions? Ask support

The college has arranged for a site-license for SolidWorks and that will allow you to use the software free of charge while connected to any campus wired or wireless network or using the campus VPN.

Solidworks  - Version 2013 SP3 (32bit)
Click here to download - 2.0GB (~6.0GB required) - Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32 bit)
Before installing, make sure you have at least 30 GB free on your C:\ drive. Download the exe file. Double click to extract the installer. Once extracted double click StartSWInstall.hta. The install will take about 10 minutes. Do not close any of the windows that open. After the installer finishes, reboot your machine. You can then remove the exe file and the extracted files. Please note, you must be logged into the wireless network (or somewhere else on campus) for Solidworks to be able to contact the license server.

Solidworks  - Version 2013 SP3 (64bit)
Click here to download - 2.1GB (~6.5GB required) - Windows Vista / 7 64 bit
Before installing, make sure you have at least 30 GB free on your C:\ drive. Download the exe file. Double click to extract the installer. Once extracted double click StartSWInstall.hta. The install will take about 10 minutes. Do not close any of the windows that open. After the installer finishes, reboot your machine. You can then remove the exe file and the extracted files. Please note, you must be logged into the wireless network (or somewhere else on campus) for Solidworks to be able to contact the license server.

Mentor Graphics - PADS Questions? Ask support

The college has arranged for a site-license for PADS through Mentor Graphics that will allow you to use the software free of charge while connected to any campus wired or wireless network or using the campus VPN.

PADS - Version 9.3.1
Click here to download - 1.4G (~2.2GB required) - Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
Warning: COE is using the older 9.2 version for instruction. Files may not be compatible between versions.
Once this zip file has been downloaded, extract the .zip file and read the file "README-FIRST.PADS.txt" for install instructions and license server information.

PADS - Version 9.2
Click here to download - 1.01G (~1.8GB required) - Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
Once this zip file has been downloaded, extract the .zip file and read the file "README-FIRST.PADS.txt" for install instructions and license server information.

Autodcad, Civil3D, etc... Various Titles (Autodesk) Questions? Ask support
SAP2000 Pro and ETABS (CSI) - demo packages Questions? Ask support

SAP2000 Pro Version16 Click here to download - 626MB

For more info: http://csiberkeley.com/products_SAP.html

The installation comes with a license which is good through January 31, 2015. Please choose Help=>About to see the number of days left. While the demos are limited versions, they
will be suitable for most homework problems given in structures classes.
It's a great way to familiarize yourself with a tool widely used in
industry. The full versions are available in the computer labs in Civil and
Construction Engineering.

MINEQL+ (Environmental Research Software) Questions? Ask support

MINEQL+ is a powerful and easy-to-use chemical equilibrium modeling system that can be used to perform calculations on low temperature (0-50oC), low to moderate ionic strength (<0.5 M) aqueous systems. MINEQL+ is a data driven program, so you do NO programming. In the simplest scenario, you create systems by selecting chemical components from a menu, scan the thermodynamic database and run the calculation. However, MINEQL+ also provides tools to allow you to take control of your reaction data, create a personal thermodynamic database, perform synthetic titrations and automatically process mutiple samples (such as field data).

http://www.mineql.com/overview.html

MINEQL+ - Version 4.6
Click here to download

OSUWare (Various) Questions? Ask support

OSUware contains numerous applications, including network utilities, media players and anti-virus software, that will help you with your work while you are at Oregon State University. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/OSU-Ware

 

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Date Created: Jun 23, 2004
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