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The School of Architecture offers an array of software that is available to use on the SoA Lab computers. Several applications are offered to students via a floating networked license. A comprehensive list of software is listed below. An asterisk indicates software that is available via a floating network license. Instructions for installing the software can be found by connecting to the central file server (CFS) \\lowrie\archshare\soasoftware. AutoDesk software is free to students.

AutoDesk Education Community -

Adobe Creative Cloud Complete

AutoDesk AutoCAD 2018

AutoDesk 3DSMax 2018

AutoDesk Revit 2018

AutoDesk Education Suite 2016 - Includes Maya 2016, Mudbox 2016 and Motion Builder 2016

Rhino 3D version 5*

  • Vray 3.0 for Rhino*
  • Grasshopper
  • HoneyBee (connects Grasshopper3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance, Daysim and OpenStudio for building energy and daylighting simulation)
  • LadyBug (opensource environmental plugin for Grasshopper3D; imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files)
  • Daysim (Radiance-based daylighting analysis software plug-in)
  • RhinoCAM Mill 2017

Python 3.6.1 (programming language)

Processing 3.3.5 (software sketchbook; how to code within the context of visual arts)

Node.js (Tools for Visual Studio)

EnergyPlus (building energy simulation program)

Radiance (suite of tools for performing lighting simulation)

OpenStudio (software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and Radiance)

Maxwell Studio 4.0*

CSI SAP 9000 v19

ABB Robot Studio 6.05*

ArcGIS Desktop 14.1

Office 2016


Connect to CFS:

From a Windows computer

In the search panel type:



From a Mac computer

Go to Finder – Go – Connect to Server and type: