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 2020. Autodesk software is available to use at no charge for personal and educational uses.
For support: Please contact Autodesk directly using one of the resources available on their website: https://www.autodesk.com/education/support.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChemDraw is a 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 email@example.com.
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 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: 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 2019. 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 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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 2020. 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 assistance 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 2020. 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 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 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 2020. SAS JMP is available to use at no charge for educational purposes. SAS JMP cannot be used for commercial, federal, or administrative use.
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.