Below is a list of software packages commonly used by engineering students and information on where they may be downloaded.
If you can't find what you are looking for via the links below, or the OSU Portal, you can check out the Academic Software Discounts portal. Just be aware that some of the titles listed there are available for free, or at a better discount from OSU.
Register to download at http://students.autodesk.com
Make an autodesk account with your OSU ONID email at https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators in the same page after you sign in it will walk you through activating your account as a student and then it will let you download the program. Note: It will take a couple of hours for your account to update with the Fusion360 access.
Bentley offers an entire suite of Engineering applications to students, available through their StudentServer online service.
Microstation, InRoads, Soilvision, Synchro Pro, and many other titles is available to all engineering students.
Revu BlueBeam is available to all engineering students
College of Engineering students may request for their personal computers a 1 year license of the following software:
To request a license simply fill out this form, making sure to use your ONID email address: https://connectlp.keysight.com/StudentLicense
LabVIEW is an instrument interfacing tool developed by National Instruments that is typically used in labs. LabVIEW is available for all engineering students.
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
Siemens Digital Industries Software NX (Download requires ONID Authentication)
Siemens NX software is a flexible and powerful integrated solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently. NX delivers the next generation of design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.
This is for Windows computers only.
1. Download "NX Installer.zip"
2. Extract "NX Installer.zip" (do not run installer without extracting).
3. Run "COE SiemensNX Installer.exe" from the folder you extracted to.
The program will open a terminal window and install NX for you. Please do not close the terminal window that opens, it will auto-close when install is finished. The installation could take ~20min.
To use NX, you must be connected to OSU's VPN.
StarCCM+ is a single interface multidisciplinary simulation tool that is typically used on engineering windows desktops but is available to all engineering students.
For use in ARE499 HVAC III: ADV SYSTEM DESIGN only
We have a very limited 20 seat license for this tool. Students are required to return the license when their coursework requiring use of this product is complete.
Download the installer here (1.9GB)
For access to the new program please send e-mail to Coe.email@example.com
The College of Engineering is a part of the VMware Academic Program.
This program provides students to several VMware products for free, including: