Software for Faculty & Staff
The software listed is available for faculty and staff only. Students should go to the software for students page.
To explore additional software titles, costs, and availability, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the Solution Center to discuss adding new products or to purchase educationally discounted software from Tech CYte.
Autodesk’s computer-aided design software includes programs like AutoCAD Architecture, Civil 3D, Electrical, Map 3D, MEP, Mechanical, Plant 3D, Raster Design, Structural Detailing, and Utility Design. Also available are Autodesk’s products including Alias Design, Infrastructure Modeler, Inventor Professional, Mudbox, Navisworks Manage, Quantity Takeoff, Revit, Robot Structural Analysis Professional, Showcase, Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate, Simulation Multiphysics, SketchBook Designer, Vault Basic, 3DS Max Design, Maya, Motion Builder, and Softimage.
License Information: Expires 05 Jul 2020. Autodesk is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers for academic purposes only.
For support: Please contact your local IT support staff.
To download and install Autodesk: Please contact your local IT support staff.
Azure Dev Tools
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Microsoft Imagine) is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning and teaching purposes including the most current Microsoft operating systems, server products (e.g, SQL Server), development software (e.g., Visual Studio, SDKs, DDKs), applications (e.g., Project, Access), and training tools (e.g., Azure).
License Information: Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is available to use at no charge for educational purposes, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. For license questions contact email@example.com.
Camtasia by TechSmith is an all-in-one screen recorder and video editor for Windows and Mac.
License Information: Expires 3 May 2020. If existing licenses are available, the Camtasia annual maintenance fee is $33.80 per license. If there are no available existing licenses, the new user license fee is $135.20 + 33.80 new user maintenance fee (prorated for remaining time on agreement).
A single license can be installed on up to two machines- for example you can install the software on both a desktop and a laptop as long as you are the only user, and you're not using both computers at the same time. If the annual software maintenance is not renewed, the software must be removed.
To download and install Camtasia: Contact your local IT staff
ChemDraw is the drawing program used by professional chemists and biologists. It is available on both Windows and Mac.
License Information: Expires 01 Jul 2020. ChemDraw is available to use at no charge. For license information and questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To install via ChemDraw Cloud: Follow the ChemDraw Installation Instructions
ERDAS Imagine, a geospatial image processing software, includes photogrammetry, image processing and remote sensing tools.
License Information: ERDAS Imagine is available to use on university-owned computers for a yearly fee of $300 per individual license seat. Individuals may request an academic version of the software for personal machines. For license information and questions, e-mail email@example.com.
ESRI ArcGIS is a GIS creating, analyzing, viewing, and serving software. To view a list of products covered under Iowa State's license, visit GIS Research Lab.
License Information: ESRI ArcGIS is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. For license information and questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathematica is a program that combines visualization capabilities with computer algebra, and has usage in both research and educational fields.
License Information: Expires 31 Dec 2019. Mathematica is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers or computers located at an Iowa State facility. Iowa State's license for Mathematica cannot be used for commercial, federal, or non-academic use. For license information e-mail email@example.com.
For installation instructions and support: Visit Mathematica Support
MATLAB, the high-level language and interactive environment, allows users to perform high-level computational tasks quicker than using C, C++, or Fortran. MATLAB can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Unix computers. A full list of available MATLAB products can be found at MathWorks.com.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. MATLAB is available to use at no charge through the MathWorks Student Option Program. It can only be installed on personally-owned computers, and cannot be used for commercial, federal, or non-academic uses. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For support: Visit the MathWorks portal for ISU.
To download and install MATLAB: Visit the MathWorks portal for ISU.
After creating your MathWorks account, you can add the MathWorks tile to your Okta dashboard for quick access to MathWorks resources.
- Visit https://login.iastate.edu.
- Logon with your ISU net-id.
- Click the +Add Apps button in the top right of the screen.
- Search for “MathWorks” and click the More Info button next to the search result “MathWorks Managed by Iowa State University.”
- Read the instructions in the dialog and click the Add App button.
The Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) program provides Office 365 ProPlus for personal use. The software can be installed on up to five computers (Windows or Mac) and on five mobile devices of their choice.
License Information: Expires 31 Aug 2020. Office is available to use at no charge while with Iowa State. The benefits of the ProPlus program will end when the employee leaves Iowa State, and the software will function in read-only mode until a license or subscription is purchased by the user. For license assistance e-mail email@example.com.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-virus software recommended for use on personally-owned Windows computers.
National Instruments software includes Lab View. LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights. LabVIEW offers a graphical programming approach that helps visualize every aspect of your application, including hardware configuration, measurement data, and debugging.
License Information: Expires 09 Aug 2020. National Instruments software is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. The College of Engineering pays for the campus license and individuals are encouraged to contact Cory Johns (firstname.lastname@example.org) so they can contribute funds to the license.
To download and install Autodesk: Contact your IT staff
NVivo is a qualitative data analysis computer software package produced by QSR International. It has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. NVivo is available for Windows and Mac operating systems.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. NVivo is available for an annual fee of $194.26 per license. The license fee is prorated by the vendor when purchased within the licensing period. Each computer in a lab should be considered a single user. For license information e-mail email@example.com.
To download and install NVivo: Contact your IT staff
Qualtrics is a web-based survey service that allows users to easily create and distribute surveys; collect and store data; analyze data; and produce reports. Join the Iowa State Qualtrics users group to receive additional information about Qualtrics by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. Qualtrics is available to use at no charge for non-profit use only. For license information e-mail email@example.com.
For support: Visit Qualtrics Support
Red Hat Enterprise
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the open source operating system, includes work station, advanced server, ES, and desktop versions of RHEL.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. Red Hat is available to use at no charge for institutional systems only. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAS is a statistical software is available to use on Windows computers. Users have access to SAS programs like base SAS, SAS/Connect, SAS/Insight and many others in the SAS Education Analytic Suite.
License Information: Expires 14 Jun 2020. SAS is available to use at no charge for educational purposes. SAS cannot be used for commercial, federal, or administrative use. For license information e-mail email@example.com.
For technical support: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SAS JMP links statistics with graphics for users to see the relationships among data. SAS JMP comes complete with traditional statistical tools as well as quality-control features all in one program.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. SAS JMP is available to use at no charge for teaching and academic research purposes. SAS JMP cannot be used for commercial, federal, or administrative use.
For support: E-mail email@example.com
Smartsheet is a software as a service (SaaS) application for collaboration and work management. It's spreadsheet-like interface is used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents and manage other work.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. Smartsheet is available for an annual fee of $149 per license. License fees are prorated by the vendor when purchased within the licensing period.
Smartsheet Pivot App
The Smartsheet Pivot App is a premium add-on that summarizes and dynamically refreshes data that has been stored in a sheet. With the Pivot App, you can create a pivot table that allows you to: Create rollup summaries and surface key information across multiple sheets. In order to use the Pivot App, the end user must be a licensed Smartsheet user.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. The cost of the license depends on the number of initial users but will be no more than $205.64 per license. The cost will decrease for all if more users are added during the fiscal year.
SPSS is a modular, tightly-integrated, full-featured statistical software package for the analytical process - planning, data collection, data access and management, analysis, reporting, and deployment. SPSS is available for windows and Mac platforms.
Distributed Versions of SPSS:
- Campus Value (Network)
- Version 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26+ future upgrades
- Modules included: Base, Custom Tables, Advanced, Regression and Amos-Windows
- Campus Value (Authorized Users)
- Version 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 + future upgrades
- Modules included: Base, Custom Tables, Advanced, Regression, and Amos-Windows
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2020. There is an annual maintenance fee of $48 per license. SPSS cannot be used while traveling in Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, Cuba, Libya, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, and Iraq. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection is antivirus software for Mac computers.
License Information: Expires 24 Jun 2020. Symantec Endpoint Protection is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. For license information contact email@example.com.
Trimble provides GPS related software including Pathfinder Suite, Terra Sync and Positions ArcPad extension.
License Information: There is a yearly fee for installation and use on university-owned computers. For questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.