Access to CBE RemoteApp from off campus requires the use of UW OnNet VPN prior to attempting to connect. The CBE RemoteApp server is not visible from outside UW networks.
- To use CBE RemoteApp off campus, download and install UW OnNet VPN from here: https://softy.cac.washington.edu/HuskyOnNet/ Login to UW VPN with your netid credentials.
- MacOS users will need to download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the MacStore.
- Open a browser and go to https://remote.be.uw.edu .
- Log in using your UW email address.
- Single click an application icon to launch it. Click through the security messages (check “Do not ask me again..”) and login again. A CBE RemoteApp application rdp file will download. Right-click, or click the down arrow next to the file at the bottom of the browser window and choose “Always open this type of file”. Double click the rdp file to launch the application
- You may launch any CBE RemoteApp application directly from the downloaded RDP file. Off-campus use requires connection to UW OnNet VPN.
- More detailed instructions may be found here: CBE RemoteApp
Free ArcGIS Desktop/Pro for UW students/staff/faculty.
UW students, staff and faculty can now install and run ArcGIS Desktop products on their personal Windows computers. Off campus use requires use of UW OnNet VPN to connect to the UW ArcGIS license servers. This software must only be used for UW-related academic purposes.
ArcGIS software downloads require being connected to UW OnNet VPN. Copy & Paste the download location into Windows File Explorer location bar, NOT a browser. Drag the ArcGIS Desktop or Pro installer from the ftp folder to your computer for installation.
UW ArcGIS Desktop Info: https://sites.uw.edu/arcgis/software/arcgis-desktop/arcmap/
ArcGIS Desktop Download: ftp://software.gis.washington.edu/ESRI/ArcGISDesktop/10.8.1/ (access via windows explorer not a browser)
ArcGIS Desktop UW Licensing Info: https://sites.uw.edu/arcgis/software/arcgis-desktop/arcmap/on-campus/
UW ArcGIS Pro Info: https://sites.uw.edu/arcgis/software/arcgis-desktop/arcgis-pro/
ArcGIS Pro Download: ftp://software.gis.washington.edu/ESRI/ArcGISPro/2.8/ArcGIS_Pro_28_176919/ (access via windows explorer not a browser)
Free Autodesk software for UW students/staff/faculty
Anyone with a UW email address (@uw.edu) 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.
UW-IT Autodesk for Education information page
Autodesk Free Software page
Fusion 360 Free Software page
Free Bluebeam Revu for Students
Bluebeam is now offering all students free 1 yr licenses to install Revu on their personal Windows computers. Fill out the form at this location and receive an email with download instructions and a license key.
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 visualization/rendering package.
Lumion’s hardware requirements are significant, and may not run well on some laptops. Details are 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 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: UW-IT Microsoft Software for Students information page
Adobe software for UW students
UW students can purchase Adobe Creative Cloud directly from Adobe’s website at a reduced price. Adobe CC Student Pricing.
The per month price is for an annual commitment. Canceling early incurs penalties. See section “Education, annual contract, paid monthly” here:https://www.adobe.com/legal/
Rhino software for UW students/faculty
Rhino is available for an extended 90-day free trial. Students can purchase a perpetual license at a reduced price here:
Free Enscape software for UW students/faculty
UW students and faculty can register with Enscape to receive a free 6-month license for non-commercial use. Register at EnScape Educational Licensing using your UW email address and follow the instructions.
Free ArchiCAD software for UW students/staff/faculty
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 www.myarchicad.com using your UW email address and follow the instructions.
Sketchup for students
Sketchup for the web is free, with reduced functionality.
Students can purchase Sketchup Studio at a reduced price:
Other packages may offer significant deals. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
|Adobe Creative Cloud||2023||Acrobat DC, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere Pro|
|ArcGIS (ESRI)||10.82||ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene|
|Autodesk Suite||2023||3dsMax, Autocad, DWG TrueView, Fusion 360, Inventor, Navisworks, ReCap, Revit, Robot|
|Comfen (LBNL)||4.1, 5.0|
|ESRI||ArcGIS Desktop Apps(10.82):ArcCatalog,ArcGlobe,ArcMAP,ArcScene, CityEngine(2021), ArcGIS Pro(3.0)|
|Google Earth Pro||7.3.4|
|Land F-X||18.50||AutoCAD Plugin|
|Lands Design||5.7.0||Rhino Plugin|
|LBNL||Optics6, Therm 7.7, Window 7.7|
|Microsoft Office 365||16||Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, Visio|
|MySQL Workbench||8.0 CE|
|Primavera Risk Analysis||8.7|
|R, R Studio||4.2.1, 2022.07|
|Rhinoceros||7.19||Plugins Bongo 2, Climate Studio 1.8.8, Enscape 3.4, Flamingo nXT 5, Grasshopper 1.0, LadyBug Tools 1.36, Lands Design 5.5.0, OpenStudio 3.4, TT Toolbox 2030, V-Ray 5.20|
|SketchUp Pro||2022||V-Ray 5.1 Plugin|
|Stroboscope/EZStrobe||4.2||Visio 2016 Plugin|
|UW VPN||f5 BIG-IP Edge Client|
|VideoLAN VLC Player||3.0.16|
|Adobe Creative Cloud||2020||Acrobat DC, AfterEffects, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere Pro|
|Citrix Receiver||12.1.1||Citrix software portal|
|Google Drive||latest||desktop google drive access|
|iTunes||10.15||music player, store|
|Microsoft Office||2019||Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Teams (office software)|
|Microsoft Remote Desktop||10.5||remote access software- access CBE RAL computers|
|Photos||10.15||Apple photo management|
|Quicktime Player||7||Screen, camera video recording|
|Rstudio||1.4||GUI for R statistical package|
|SketchUp Pro||2020||3D design software|
|TOR Browser||10||Secure private browser|
|UW VPN||f5 BIG-IP Edge Client|
|VLC Player||2.2||video player|
|xCode||8.2.1||Apple’s integrated development environment for macOS|
|ArcGIS Desktop||10.82||ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcScene|
|Bluebeam Revu Extreme||20.2|
|Primavera Risk Analysis||8.75|