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 email@example.com. 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 2019. Autodesk is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers for academic purposes only.
For support: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To download and install Autodesk: Contact your 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 2019. ChemDraw is available to use at no charge. For license information and questions e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 MathWorks products can be found at MathWorks.com.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2019. MATLAB is available to use at no charge. This software cannot be used for commercial, federal, or non-academic use. For license information e-mail email@example.com.
For support: Visit MathWorks Support
To download and install MATLAB: Contact your local IT staff
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: Microsoft Imagine is available to use at no charge for educational and non-profit research purposes only, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download Microsoft Imagine products: Contact your local IT staff or the Solution Center.
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 2019. 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 information e-mail email@example.com.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-virus software recommended for use on personally-owned Windows computers.
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 2019. NVivo is available for an annual fee of $188.67 per license provided the total usage does not exceed the license agreement. Each computer in a lab should be considered a single user. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2019. Qualtrics is available to use at no charge for non-profit use only. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2019. Red Hat is available to use at no charge. Users installing multiple copies of the software are encouraged to contribute to the annual license fee payment. For license information e-mail email@example.com.
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 2019. SAS is available to use at no charge for teaching and research purposes only. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical support: E-mail email@example.com
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 2019. SAS JMP is available to use at no charge.
For support: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2019. Smartsheet is available for an annual fee of $149 per license. License fees are prorated by the vendor when purchased within the licensing period.
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 + future upgrades
- Modules included: Base, Custom Tables, Advanced, Regression and Amos-Windows
- Campus Value (Authorized Users)
- Version 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 + future upgrades
- Modules included: Base, Custom Tables, Advanced, Regression, and Amos-Windows
License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2019. There is an annual maintenance fee of $42 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 email@example.com.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection is antivirus software for Mac computers.
License Information: Expires 24 Jun 2019. Symantec Endpoint Protection is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. For license information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.