Below is a list of software packages commonly used by engineering students and information on where they may be obtained.

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc...)

Access to MS Office is free for all OSU Students.

MathCad (PTC)

MathCAD 15 is available to be purchased with the PTC MathCAD Prime 3.1 bundle from: http://store.ptc.com/OregonState

  • Please use your Oregon State email to purchase from the eStore.

For instructions on installing and licensing MathCAD 15 visit: http://it.engineering.oregonstate.edu/mathcad

MATLAB (MathWorks)

Students and faculty can use MATLAB in two different ways.

1. Use our Citrix environment to run MATLAB.  This is quick and easy and requires no local software.  It is recommended for the casual user.

2. OSU has arranged for a site-license for MATLAB that allows students and faculty to install on up to 4 devices.  A network connection is not required (no central license server).  Click here for instructions.

For more information about MATLAB visit: http://it.engineering.oregonstate.edu/matlab

MathType (DesignScience)

Windows - Version 6.9
Click here to download - 5.9MB

This version is compatible with Office 2010 and earlier. Download the zip file and extract. Use serial number in serial.txt.

Mac OS X - Version 6.7a
Click  here to download - 8 MB

This version is compatible with Office 2011 for Mac and earlier. Download the zip file and extract dmg. Use serial number in serial.txt

EES (F-Chart Software)

Windows Installer - Version 9.722
Click here to download - 24.3MB

License File
Click  here to download

Installation: 1. Run setup_ees.exe 2. Finish the installer 3. Copy EES.dft to the installation directory (C:\EES32)

Microsoft Imagine

As of Fall 2004 students and faculty are able to take advantage of the Microsoft Imagine program.

This partnership with Microsoft provides the following software packages FREE:

  • Access
  • Expression
  • MSDN Library
  • OneNote
  • Project Professional
  • SQL Server
  • Visio Professional
  • Visual Studio
  • Windows Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

You can login to the Imagine website by going here.

VMware Academic Program

The College of Engineering is a part of the VMware Academic Program (VMAP).

This program provides students to several VMware products for free, including:

  • VMware Fusion
  • VMware Workstation for Windows
  • VMware Workstation for Linux
  • VMware vSphere Advanced

You can login to the VMAP website by going here.

SolidWorks (SolidWorks)

If you are enrolled in a course that requires the use of SolidWorks, please use the methods below to access the software:

  1. (RECOMMENDED)  Citrix Receiver –  Download the Citrix Receiver app and point to apps.oregonstate.edu.  When off campus, use the campus VPN.
  2. Engineering Labs – Located in Kelley 1130, Batcheller 041 and 045, Dearborn 115, Rogers 336, 338, 340
  3. Personal Laptop Installs – to install, browse to https://oregonstate.box.com/v/coesolidworks (ONID authentication required)

If you are working in research groups or on research projects that are not course related that require the use of SolidWorks, please email support for more information in obtaining a research license.

Mentor Graphics - PADS

The college has arranged for a site-license for PADS through Mentor Graphics that will allow you to use the software free of charge while connected to any campus wired or wireless network or using the campus VPN.

PADS - Version VX.2 
Click  here to download - 3.5G (~6GB required) - Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. 

Once this zip file has been downloaded, extract the .zip file and read the file "README-FIRST.PADS.txt" for install instructions and license server information.

Autodcad, Civil3D, etc... Various Titles (Autodesk)

Register to download at http://students.autodesk.com

SAP2000 Pro and ETABS (CSI) - demo packages

SAP2000 Pro Version16 Click here to download -626MB

For more info: http://csiberkeley.com/products_SAP.html

The installation comes with a license which is good through January 31, 2015. Please choose Help=>About to see the number of days left. While the demos are limited versions, they will be suitable for most homework problems given in structures classes. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with a tool widely used in industry. The full versions are available in the computer labs in Civil and Construction Engineering.

MINEQL+ (Environmental Research Software)

MINEQL+ is a powerful and easy-to-use chemical equilibrium modeling system that can be used to perform calculations on low temperature (0-50oC), low to moderate ionic strength (<0.5 M) aqueous systems. MINEQL+ is a data driven program, so you do NO programming. In the simplest scenario, you create systems by selecting chemical components from a menu, scan the thermodynamic database and run the calculation. However, MINEQL+ also provides tools to allow you to take control of your reaction data, create a personal thermodynamic database, perform synthetic titrations and automatically process mutiple samples (such as field data).

http://www.mineql.com/overview.html

MINEQL+ - Version 4.6
Click here to download

Abaqus

Abaqus is a software suite for finite element analysis and computer-aided engineering. 

Abaqus Student Edition is available for download, free of charge, from the SIMULIA Learning Community: http://www.3ds.com/products-services/simulia/academics/learning-community/

  • You will need to create an account to access the SIMULIA Learning Community.

ACCESS TO ONLINE USER PORTAL and SUPPORT

Many of the most common questions are answered online at the SIMULIA Learning Community where you will also find:

  • The Complete Abaqus Documentation Collection including the Getting Started Manual and Examples Manual
  • eLearning video and text tutorials
  • iQuestions and Answers
  • Blog Posts with news, announcements, and technical articles from SIMULIA Employees and other members
  • You will need to create an account to access the SIMULIA Learning Community.

OSUWare (Various)

OSUware contains numerous applications, including network utilities, media players and anti-virus software, that will help you with your work while you are at Oregon State University. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/osu-applications