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 1909 and the applications listed below.  Note: Adobe titles require an active personal or campus-licensed subscription.

Vendor Title Version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2021* (available 24 Oct)
7-Zip 19.00
Adobe Acrobat DC (requires subscription) 20.12
Adobe After Effects CC (requires subscription) 17.1.3 (2020)
Continuum Anaconda3 2019.03 (Python 3.7)
Arduino Arduino IDE 1.8.9
Audacity 2.4.2
Google Chrome 85.0
Adobe Dreamweaver CC (requires subscription) 20.2.0 (2020)
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021
FileZilla 3.50.0
Mozilla Firefox 68.11 ESR
GIMP 2.10.20
Git SCM 2.28.0
GitHub GitHub Desktop 2.5.4
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.3
Adobe Illustrator CC (requires subscription) 24.2.3 (2020)
Adobe InDesign CC (requires subscription) 15.1.1 (2020)
Inkscape 1.0
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2021
Cycling ’74 Max (MSP) 8.1.5
Autodesk Maya 2020
MeshLab 2020.07
Autodesk Mudbox 2020
Notepad++ 7.8.9
Microsoft Office Professional Plus (including Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word) 365
Adobe Photoshop CC (requires subscription) 21.2.2 (2020)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (requires subscription) 14.3.2 (2020)
Processing Foundation Processing 3.5.4
Miller Puckette Pure Data (Pd) 0.49-0
PuTTY 0.74
McNeel Rhino 6.28
Dassault Systèmes Solidworks 2020 SP4
Mersive Solstice Client 4.3
Xm1 Math Texmaker 5.0.4
Unity Technologies Unity 2019.4.9f1* (available 10 Oct)
Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.48.2* (available 10 Oct)
VideoLAN VLC 3.0.11
WinSCP 5.17.7
Zoom 5.2.0

Other titles are available through Computing Services, including in the desktop computer labs or through Virtual Andrew.

MacBook Pro laptops

IDeATe Lending has a fleet of MacBook Pro (2019) laptops running macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and the applications listed below.  Certain titles are available only on selected computers, as marked.

Vendor Title Version
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019.021
Adobe After Effects CC 16.1.3 (2019)
Arduino Arduino IDE 1.8.10
GitHub Atom 1.41.0
Audacity 2.2.2
Blender 2.8.0
Google Chrome 78.0
DZED Systems Dragonframe (MAC-A01 through A10 only) 4.1.9
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 19.2.1 (2019)
Mozilla Firefox 71.0
Fritzing 0.9.3
Apple GarageBand 10.3.4
GIMP 2.10.12
GitHub GitHub Desktop 2.2.3
Adobe Illustrator CC 23.1.1 (2019)
Apple iMovie 10.1.14
Adobe InDesign CC 14.0.3 (2019)
Apple Keynote 9.2.1
Ableton Live Suite 10.1.9
Cycling ’74 Max (MSP) 8.0.6
Autodesk Maya 2019
MeshLab 2016.12
Anomes SARL Millumin v2 2.19.f
Microsoft Office Professional Plus (including Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word) 16.31 (2019)
Processing Foundation p5 0.6.2
Adobe Photoshop CC 20.0.8 (2019)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 13.1.5 (2019)
Processing Foundation Processing 3.3.7
Miller Puckette Pure Data (Pd) 0.48.1
Python3 3.8.1
Apple QuickTime Player 10.5
Mersive Solstice Client 4.4
Sublime Sublime Text 3.2.2
Xm1 Math Texmaker 5.0.3
Apple Xcode 11.3
VideoLAN VLC 3.0.8

Other titles are available through Computing Services, including in the desktop computer labs or through Virtual Andrew.

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 demo, 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, as resources permit, for titles already in the Computing Services software catalog and other requests meeting campus licensing and software requirements made prior to 15 April in direct support of IDeATe courses.  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.  Due to budget limitations, we may not be able to honor certain software requests.

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.