Software for Students
The software listed is available for students only. Faculty and staff should go to the software for faculty & staff page.
Autodesk’s computer-aided design software includes popular programs like Revit, AutoCAD, Maya, and Inventor. Autodesk allows students to design structures and objects in a 3D environment. The software is beneficial to engineers and designers of all skill levels and is used by professionals around the world.
License Information: Expires 05 Jul 2019. Autodesk software is available to use at no charge for personal and educational uses.
For support: E-mail email@example.com
ChemDraw is a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To install via ChemDraw Cloud: Follow the ChemDraw Installation Instructions
ERDAS Imagine is a geospatial image processing software available for Windows computers. ERDAS Imagine software includes photogrammetry, image processing and remote sensing tools.
License Information: The yearly fee for ERDAS Imagine is $300 per individual license seat for use on university-owned computers. 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: 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 2018. Mathematica is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers or computers located in 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 2019. 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 MathWorks Support
To download and install MATLAB: Follow the MATLAB Installation Instructions
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 contact email@example.com.
To download Microsoft Imagine products: Go to Microsoft Imagine Website and sign in using your Net-ID and password. Add product to your cart. Upon check out, you will receive the download link in an e-mail.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 ProPlus typically includes Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint, and Publisher applications. Office 365 ProPlus is available for students to install on up to five computers (Windows or Mac) and on five mobile devices. To learn more about the ProPlus program visit the Office 365 ProPlus website.
License Information: Expires 31 Aug 2019. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to use at no charge through the Student Advantage Program. The benefits of the ProPlus program will be severed when the student leaves Iowa State, and the software will function in read-only mode until a license or subscription is purchased by the user. Educationally discounted software is available for students to purchase through Tech CYte. For license information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-virus software recommended for use on personally-owned Windows computers.
Microsoft windows is an operating system for use on personal computers.
For questions and support: E-mail email@example.com
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 2019. Qualtrics is available to use at no charge for non-profit use only. For license information contact email@example.com.
For support: Visit Qualtrics Support
SAS 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: Contact 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
Sophos Anti-Virus is an anti-virus software recommended for use on personally-owned Macintosh computers.
For Support: Visit Sophos installation support
Trimble provides GPS related software including Pathfinder Suite, Terra Sync and Positions ArcPad extension.
License Information: Trimble is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. For questions, e-mail email@example.com.
VMware Academic Program
The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) supports the use of virtualization applications in teaching and research. The program provides both desktop and infrastructure software for individual use.
License Information: Expires 09 Sep 2019. VMAP is available to use at no charge. It is restricted for instructional and non-commercial research only, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. For license information and questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download VMAP software: Visit the VM Academic Program Webstore. Sign in using your Net-ID and password. You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing the download link for the products selected after checking out.