Available Software

IDeATe laptops, like all equipment available at IDeATe Lending, are intended primarily for IDeATe student use related to IDeATe classes held in Hunt Library. They are not configured for general off-campus use, as license authorization for much of the campus software listed below requires an active campus connection. ​While some functionality may still work in certain off-campus settings, this is not considered a supported function of the laptops in IDeATe Lending.

Dell Inspiron PC laptops

IDeATe Lending has a fleet of Dell Inspiron 15-5578 2-in-1 laptops running Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and the applications listed below.  Certain titles are available only on selected computers, as marked.

Vendor Title Version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2019
7-Zip 18.05
Adobe Acrobat DC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 18.9
Adobe After Effects CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 15.1.2
Continuum Anaconda2 (Python 2.7) 5.2.0
Continuum Anaconda3 (Python 3.6) 5.2.0
ANSYS ANSYS 19.1
Arduino Arduino IDE 1.8.5
Audacity 2.2.2
Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical (with Raster Design) 2019
Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical (with Raster Design) 2019
Google Chrome 68.0
Adobe Dreamweaver CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 18.2
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2019
FileZilla 3.28.0
Mozilla Firefox 60 ESR
GIMP 2.10.6
Git SCM 2.18.0
GitHub GitHub Desktop 1.3.4
Adobe Illustrator CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 22.0
Adobe InDesign CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 13.0
Inkscape 0.92.3
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019
Autodesk Inventor HSM Ultimate (for Solidworks) 2019 R1
Oracle Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0
Microsoft Kinect SDK 2.0
Cycling ’74 Max 7 7.3.5
Autodesk Maya (including Arnold Renderer and Bitfrost) 2018
MeshLab 2016.12
Autodesk Meshmixer 3.5
Autodesk Mudbox 2018
Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2019
Notepad++ 7.5.8
Microsoft Office Professional Plus (including Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word) 2016
Adobe Photoshop CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 19.1.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 12.1.2
Processing Foundation Processing 3.3.7
Miller Puckette Pure Data (Pd) 0.48-1
PuTTY 0.70
Ruida RDWorks 8.01.29
Autodesk ReCap (and ReCap Photo) 5.0
McNeel Rhino (including RhinoCAM 8.0 plugin) 6.7
Dassault Systèmes Solidworks 2018 SP3.0
Xm1 Math Texmaker 5.0.2
VideoLAN VLC 3.0.3
WinSCP 5.13.3
Coming soon…
Shining 3D EinScan Pro 2.7.0

Other titles are available through Computing Services, including in the desktop computer lab in Hunt A4.

MacBook Pro laptops

IDeATe Lending has a fleet of MacBook Pro laptops running macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and the applications listed below.  Certain titles are available only on selected computers, as marked.  Additionally, some of these machines may also have old or outdated versions of other standard Computing Services lab software; those titles no longer receive support.

Vendor Title Version
Adobe Acrobat DC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 18.9
Adobe After Effects CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 15.1
Arduino Arduino IDE 1.8.5
Nuclide Atom IDE 1.29.0
Audacity 2.2.2
Blender 2.79b
DZED Systems Dragonframe (MAC-06 through 15 only) 4.1.0
Adobe Dreamweaver CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 18.2
Apple Final Cut Pro (MAC-21 through 29 only)* 10.4.3
Fritzing 0.9.3b
GIMP 2.10.4
GitHub GitHub Desktop 1.3.4
Apple Keynote 8.1
Adobe Illustrator CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 22.1
Adobe InDesign CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 13.1
Cycling ’74 Max 7 7.3.5
MeshLab 2016.12
Anomes SARL Millumin v1 (MAC-01 through 26 only) 1.72*
Anomes SARL Millumin v2 (MAC-01 through 26 only) 2.17.k*
Processing Foundation p5 0.6.2
Adobe Photoshop CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 19.1
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 12.1
Processing Foundation Processing 3.3.7
Miller Puckette Pure Data (Pd) 0.48-1
Python3 3.7.0
Xm1 Math Texmaker 5.0.2
VideoLAN VLC 3.0.3
Coming soon…
Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Fusion 9.0.2
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve 14.3.1
Autodesk Maya 2018.3

Other titles are available through Computing Services, including in the desktop computer lab in Hunt A4.

*Indicates further updates are forthcoming.

Software for personal use

Both Autodesk and Solidworks are available for free to CMU students and affiliates.  The licenses, the operating systems, and methods for obtaining the software are different for each application. The licenses, the operating systems, and methods for obtaining the software are different for each application.  Learn more about CAD software available to CMU students.

Requesting software

IDeATe works closely with Computing Services to make relevant software available on our fleets of laptops for student and instructor use.  Requests for new and updated software are solicited from our instructors on an annual basis, and are coordinated with Computing Services wherever possible to ensure cross-compatibility with their campus computer labs.  We discourage reliance on beta and pre-release software.

To request software be added to the IDeATe catalog, please email help@ideate.cmu.edu.  Software is generally updated prior to the start of each academic year in August.  First priority is provided for titles supported by Computing Services and other requests made prior to 15 April in direct support of IDeATe courses as resources permit.  Requests made after this date, including off-cycle updates, are handled on a “best available effort” basis for deployment during breaks in the academic year.

Please note that IDeATe and Computing Services require adherence to the terms of license agreements and will not violate these terms.  Violations can result in penalties for the university and the software not being available for use.