Engineering Remote Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Many software packages are available to students to install on their personal machines. When possible, running software on a local machine may be the more reliable than remotely accessing software. All Engineering packages listed here are available for Windows. A few are available for Apple computers.

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All Auburn University students can install the full version of Matlab by visiting:
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Students should go to to request an account. Adobe accounts are provisioned by campus IT. Students will receive login instructions for the website.
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A comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. Students can access the software at the following link:
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Instructions for students:

  • Go to to begin the process of activating and downloading your ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial software.
  • Log in using your Existing Esri Global Account or create an Esri Global account.
  • Enter the authorization code you received in Step 2 and click the ‘Activate ArcGIS’ button.
  • If you created a new account thereby navigating away from the page to enter your authorization code return to and sign in.
  • Select the appropriate ArcGIS for Desktop version.
  • Ensure you have met all prerequisites (Windows OS, Windows 7 or higher, etc.).
  • Download, install, and authorize the software following on-screen instructions.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to provided by the Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) in the RBD Library. An AU username and password are required to access the site. If you are connecting from your personal computer or an off campus location, you must connect to VPN. The instructions for connecting to VPN can be found here:

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Student editions for many popular AutoDesk products are available. All products are available for Windows. Some are available for Mac. There are not Mac versions for Revit or Civil3D.

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Bluebeam Revu is a PDF markup and editing software designed specifically for the AEC industry that allows for greater collaboration and efficiency—anytime, anywhere.
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Cloud storage service. Auburn faculty, staff and students receive unlimited storage with clients that install on every operating system and device.

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EES (pronounced 'ease') is a general equation-solving program that can numerically solve thousands of coupled non-linear algebraic and differential equations. The program can also be used to solve differential and integral equations, do optimization, provide uncertainty analyses, perform linear and non-linear regression, convert units, check unit consistency, and generate publication-quality plots.

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EndNote X9 is the reference management software that not only frees you from the tedious work of manually collecting and curating your research materials and formatting bibliographies, but also gives you greater ease and control in coordinating with your colleagues.

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With MathType you can: Point-and-click, handwrite, use keyboard shortcuts, insert equation numbers, use color, choose fonts, control spacing.

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The MicroStation family of products provides traditional CAD capabilities and the power and versatility to precisely view, model, document, and visualize information-rich 2D and 3D designs of all types and scales, working for professionals in every discipline on infrastructure projects of every type.


jGRASP is a lightweight development environment, created specifically to provide automatic generation of software visualizations to improve the comprehensibility of software. jGRASP is implemented in Java, and runs on all platforms with a Java Virtual Machine (Java version 1.5 or higher). jGRASP produces Control Structure Diagrams (CSDs) for Java, C, C++, Objective-C, Python, Ada, and VHDL.

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Labview is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

LT Spice

LTspice® is a high performance SPICE simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of analog circuits. Included in the download of LTspice are macromodels for a majority of Analog Devices switching regulators, amplifiers, as well as a library of devices for general circuit simulation.

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Create an account (New users only):

  • Go to click "Create Account"
  • Fill out form using an email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
  • Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

Request the download and key:

  • Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
  • Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
  • Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
  • Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key when prompted

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Your Office 365 account allows you to download Microsoft Office for your personal computer. Simply login to with your and choose "Work or School account".

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Below are the steps for signing up for Microsoft Azure DevTools for Education, where you can get copies of most Microsoft products including Windows, Project, Visio, Visual Studio and much more:

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Log in to AU Install ( and download the latest version of Minitab 19 for either 32 or 64 bit Windows computers. A Mac version is Minitab Express is also available.

  • Download from
  • Connect to Auburn University's VPN (instructions here)
  • Install the program
  • If needed, choose "Specify the License Server System" and enter "" without the quotes

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MSC Software's Student Editions will provide you with the simulation tools to accurately and reliably predict how your designs will behave in the real world.

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Multisim software integrates industry-standard SPICE simulation with an interactive schematic environment to instantly visualize and analyze electronic circuit behavior. Its intuitive interface helps educators reinforce circuit theory and improve retention of theory throughout engineering curriculum. By adding powerful circuit simulation and analyses to the design flow, Multisim™ helps researchers and designers reduce printed circuit board (PCB) prototype iterations and save development costs. Free Trial, then purchase $43.86.

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POLYMATH is a proven computational system that has been specifically created for educational or professional use. The various POLYMATH programs allow the user to apply effective numerical analysis techniques during interactive problem solving on personal computers. Results are presented graphically for easy understanding and for incorporation into papers and reports. Engineers, mathematicians, scientists, students, or anyone with a need to solve problems will appreciate the efficiency and speed of problem solution.

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Free SAS software to use in statistics and quantitative methods classes in a variety of areas: economics, psychology and other social sciences, computer science, business, medical/health sciences, engineering, etc. For academic, noncommercial use only.

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By working with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, you will quickly discover that 3D enhances not only the design process, but also communication with your customers and design team.

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Tecplot 360 is a suite of CFD visualization and analysis tools that can handle large data sets, automate workflows, and visualize parametric results. You’ll be able to quickly make engineering decisions and show your results with integrated XY, 2D, and 3D plotting.

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VMware WorkStation/Fusion Pro takes virtualization on to the next level with powerful features designed for advanced users, developers and IT admins. With leading edge desktop virtualization features and added cloud capabilities, VMware Pro delivers powerful virtual machines, superior performance and enhanced usability.

Sign in with your Auburn University credentials at the link below, then search for VMware.
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