Below is a list of software packages commonly used by engineering students and information on where they may be obtained.
MathCAD 15 is available to be purchased with the PTC MathCAD Prime 3.1 bundle from: http://store.ptc.com/OregonState
For instructions on installing and licensing MathCAD 15 visit: http://it.engineering.oregonstate.edu/mathcad
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
Windows - Version 6.9
Click here to download - 5.9MB
This version is compatible with Office 2016 and earlier. Download the zip file and extract. Follow instructions in the README.txt
Mac OS X - Version 6.7a
Click here to download - 8 MB
This version is compatible with Office 2016 for Mac and earlier. Download the zip file and extract pkg. Follow instructions in the README.txt
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:
You can login to the Imagine website by going here.
The College of Engineering is a part of the VMware Academic Program (VMAP).
This program provides students to several VMware products for free, including:
You can login to the VMAP website by going here.
If you are enrolled in a course that requires the use of SolidWorks, please use the methods below to access the software:
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.
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.
Register to download at http://students.autodesk.com
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+ 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).
MINEQL+ - Version 4.6
Click here to download
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/
Many of the most common questions are answered online at the SIMULIA Learning Community where you will also find:
Synchro Pro is a visual construction project mamangement software.
Synchro Pro is available to all engineering students.
Acquire instructions and the installer from: https://it.engineering.oregonstate.edu/synchro-pro
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