Software + Application Server

Software on CBE Lab/Studio/Loaner Computers and Xen Application Server


Title Version Note
7-Zip 16.04
Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 Acrobat DC (Pro), Acrobat Distiller DC (Pro), Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
ArcGIS (ESRI) 10.5 ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene, Drone2Map (1.1)
Arduino 1.83
Autodesk Suite 2018 3dsMax, A360 Desktop, AutoCAD Architecture, BIM 360, Ecotect (2011), Inventor Pro, Navisworks, ReCap Pro, Revit (w/plugins, including Dynamo 1.3, Grevit 2018), Robot, Vault
Bluebeam Revu 2017
CityEngine (ESRI) 2016.1
Climate Consultant 6.0
Comfen (LBNL) 5
Conefor 2.6
Connectivity Analysis Toolkit (CAT) 1.3.2
Dialux 4.13
Energy Plus 8.7
ENVI 5.1
ESRI 10.5 ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcMAP, ArcScene, CityEngine (2016.1), Drone2Map (1.1)
Fragstats 4.2
Google Chrome 59
Google Earth Pro 7.1.5
Grass GIS (QGIS) 7.21
Guidos Toolbox 2.6
HdrScope 1
IDL 8.3
IrfanView 4.4
Kerkythia 2008
Land F-X 11.6 AutoCAD Plugin
Lands Design 4.9.1
Lumion 7.5
Lumion to Revit Lumion Plugin
Microsoft Office 2016 Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, Visio
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1
Mozilla Firefox 54
MySQL Workbench 6.3.7
OnScreen Takeoff 3.94
Optics (LBNL) 6.0
Panopto Recorder 5.4
Processing 3.3.5
QGIS 2.16
Quicktime Player 7.7.9
R 3.3.2
Rhinoceros 5
Rhino 5 Plugins Bongo 2, Diva 4 (with Radiance), Flamingo nXT, Grasshopper 0.97, HoneyBee 61, Hummingbird, LadyBug 64, Lands Design 4.9.1, RhinoCAM 2012, Rhino Terrain 2, Tsplines 4, V-Ray 3
Grasshopper Plugins (user install) Culebra 1.0, FireFly 1.0, gHowl R50, HelioTrope 2.02, HoopSnake 0.6.7, Human ui-6 2017, Kangaroo 2.31, Lunchbox 3.21, Meerkat 1.6, Slingshot! 2015.8.25, WeaverBird .90
Grasshopper Plugins (admin install) OpenXML SDK (for gHowl), Karamba 1.2
Sage / Timberline Office Cut & Fill, Estimating
SecureCRT 8.0
SketchUp Pro 2017
SketchUp Pro 2017 Plugins V-Ray 3, V-Ray Express 2012
Sococo 3.5.13
SolidWorks 2017
Stroboscope/EZStrobe Visio 2016 Plugin
Therm (LBNL) 7.2
UW VPN f5 BIG-IP Edge Client
VideoLAN VLC Player 2.2.6
Vuescan 9.5.8
Window (LBNL) 7.2, 7.4
WinSCP 5.7.5
WWHM 2012
Windows 10
Title Version Note
Adobe Acrobat Pro CS6
Adobe Encore CS6
Adobe Premiere CS6
ArchiCAD 20
Citrix Receiver 12.1.1 Xen software portal
CyberDuck 6.2.6 FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Azure browser
Fetch 5.7.5 File transfer
Firefox latest browser
Google Chrome latest browser
Google Drive latest local folder file sync
Google Earth Pro 7.1.5 Map visualization
HandBrake 1.0.7 video transcribing
iMovie 10.11 video editing
iTunes 10.11 music player, store
Kerkythia 2 rendering software
Lumion 7.5 Windows side of DC 27-inch iMacs
Microsoft Office 2016 Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word (office software)
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.1 remote access software
MySQL Workbench 6.3.7 SQL
Panopto 5.4.0 lecture capture
Photos 10.11 Apple photo management
photosphere 1.8
qGIS 2.14.3 Free GIS software
Quicktime Pro 7 Screen video recording, editing
R 3.3.1 Statistical software
Rstudio 1.0.153 GUI for R statistical package
Radiance 5 lighting simulation and rendering
Safari browser
SketchUp Pro 2017 with Kerkythia plugin
TextWrangler 5 text editor
TOR Browser 7.0.5 Secure browser
VLC Player 2.2 video player
VueScan 9.5.52 scanning software
xCode 8.2.1
xQuartz 2.7.11
Mac OS 10.11
Title Version Note
ArcGIS 10.5 ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcScene
Argus Enterprise 11.5
Athena 5.2
Bentley Microstation v8i
Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 2017
Inroads Microstation Plugin
CircuitScape 3.5.4
DIALux 4.13
EQuest 3.65
Esri ArcGIS 10.4
Fragstats 3.4 and 4.0
On-Screen Takeoff
Primavera 6.152
Microsoft Project 2016
Risk 7.5
Sage/Timberline Estimating 13.1
Microsoft Visio 2016
EZStrobe/Stroboscope 3.93/ Visio 2016 Plugins

How to Connect to the Xen Application Server

The first time you use a given computer to work with the Xen Application Server, you may need to install a bit of software. If the computer you’re using is a CBE-provided lab/studio/library loaner machine, you can skip to step 6.

  1. Open a browser and go to .
  2. If you are on a CBE-provided lab/studio/library loaner machine, you may skip to logging in (step 6).
  3. If you are on a non-CBE computer, you will need to install the Citrix Receiver.  Check the “I agree with the Citrix license agreement” checkbox, then click the big green INSTALL button to download the Citrix Receiver installer.  Launch the downloaded installer and follow the instructions. When the installation is complete, click the “Finished” button in the Citrix Receiver installer window.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Open a browser and go to  If the Install message appears again, click “Skip to Log on”.
  6. Log in using your UW NetID and password.
  7. You may receive a Citrix Security Warning.  Be sure to choose “Permit use” and check “Do not ask me again for this site”.  You may also get a second security warning.  If this occurs, choose “Permit all access” and check “Do not ask me again…” to allow Xen to access your local and network drives.
  8. Note:  Sometimes Citrix gets confused about whether its receiver has been installed.  If you have already installed the Citrix Receiver, click “Skip to Log On” to bypass the initial window.
  9. If you are using Chrome, you may notice that a Xen application doesn’t launch, and instead downloads an “ica” file.  Simply right-click the file at the bottom of the browser window and choose “Always open this type of file”.  Relaunch the Xen application and it should open directly from then on.
  10. For more detailed instructions, see CBE_Xen_instructions,pdf .

Software Deals for UW/CBE Students

Free ESRI (ArcGIS) software for students in GIS courses
UW students enrolled in GIS courses may acquire ESRI software for use on personal computers on a one-year time out license. The software must be requested through a faculty member who is teaching a GIS course in which the student is enrolled.
Please see for more information (including installation instructions), and for a link that faculty members can use to request these licenses.

Free ArchiCAD software for UW students / faculty / staff
UW students, faculty, and staff can register with Graphisoft to gain free access to ArchiCAD for the duration of their time at the UW. To take advantage of this offer, register at using your UW email address and follow the instructions.

Free Autodesk software for UW students / faculty / staff
Anyone with a UW email address ( may participate in Autodesk’s Education Community program. Along with much educational material, most Autodesk applications are available for free through the program, on a three-year time out license.
To get the software, you have to register for the program, which you can do by going to the program web page:

Free Lumion student licenses for UW students
Full-time UW students in AEC-related fields can gain free access to the student version of this rather spiffy visualization/rendering package. Please note that its hardware requirements are significant – details available on their web site:

Free Microsoft software for UW students
Thanks in part to funding from the UW Student Technology Fee, several Microsoft applications (but not, alas, Windows itself) are available for free download by UW students. For more information about this program, and to download the software, please check out UW-IT’s software site:
Software for the UW (UWare)

Discount on Microsoft Windows for Students
Creation Engine, a software reseller serving the education market, has discounted pricing on Windows 10 Pro and Home versions. The Home version should be sufficient for CBE student needs, but check out a good comparison chart on Wikipedia to help you decide.

Free Bentley software for CBE students / faculty / staff
CBE has a license arrangement with Bentley Systems (Microstation, many other applications). This arrangement allows students, faculty, and staff in the College to install most Bentley applications on their personally owned computers and devices. For more info, check out the web site:
Bentley STUDENTserver
Note that you’ll need an access code to set up a Bentley STUDENTserver account. If you are a registered student in one of CBE’s departments, or are a faculty or staff member of CBE, please send email to to request the code.
Bentley has a number of resources available (some restricted to those with a STUDENTserver account):
Bentley Communities:
LEARNserver (STUDENTserver account holders):

Adobe software for UW students
The UW is currently renegotiating its agreement with Adobe, so the Adobe situation is in flux. For now, UW students can purchase Adobe packages from the University Bookstore. See the Bookstore’s Tech Center page for details.

Rhinoceros software for students and faculty
McNeel’s popular Rhino package is available at a steep discount for qualifying students and faculty from the University Bookstore. See their Tech Center page for details.