Available Software

Dell Inspiron PC laptops

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

Vendor Title Version
7-Zip 16.04
Adobe Acrobat DC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 18.9
Adobe After Effects CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 15.0
Continuum Anaconda2 (Python 2.7) 4.4.0
Continuum Anaconda3 (Python 3.6) 4.4.0
Arduino Arduino IDE 1.8.4
Audacity 2.1.3
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
Google Chrome 60.0
Adobe Dreamweaver CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 18.0
FileZilla 3.28.0
Mozilla Firefox 52 ESR
Autodesk HSMWorks Premium (for Solidworks) 2018
Adobe Illustrator CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 22.0
Adobe InDesign CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 13.0
Inkscape 0.92.2
Autodesk Inventor 2017
Oracle Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0
Microsoft Kinect SDK 2.0
Leetro LaserCut (Demo) 5.3
MathWorks MatLab 2017a
Cycling ’74 Max 7 7.3.4
MeshLab 2016.12
Autodesk Meshmixer 3.2
Microsoft Office Professional Plus (including Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word) 2016
Adobe Photoshop CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 19.0
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (PC-A01 through A20 only) 12.0
Miller Puckette Pure Data (Pd) 0.47
PuTTY 0.70
McNeel Rhino (including Grasshopper 0.9.76 and RhinoCAM 7.0 plugins) 5.14
Trimble SketchUp Make 2017
Dassault Systèmes Solidworks 2017 SP3.0
Atlassian SourceTree 2.1.10
VideoLAN VLC 2.2.6
WinSCP 5.11.2
Coming soon…
Autodesk Maya (including Arnold Renderer) 2017

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 OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).  The former Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partitions on these machines were decommissioned in December 2017.

These machines have much of the standard Computing Services cluster software, plus specialized software for IDeATe courses.  Additional titles are available only on selected computers, including but not limited to:

Vendor Title Version
Adobe Acrobat DC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 18.9
Adobe After Effects CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 13.5
DZED Systems Dragonframe (MAC-06 through 15 only) 4.02
Adobe Dreamweaver CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 17.0
Adobe Illustrator CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 19.0
Adobe InDesign CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 12.0
Anomes SARL Millumin v1 (MAC-01 through 26 only) 1.72
Anomes SARL Millumin v2 (MAC-01 through 26 only) 2.17.k
Adobe Photoshop CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 16.0
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (MAC-01 through 20 only) 11.1

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

Software for personal use

Both Autodesk and Solidworks are available for free to CMU students and affiliates for personal educational use.  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.  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.