As a student (or faculty) at UMass, you have access to a variety of software. Some of that is as part of a site license (typically on campus computers), as free student licenses (that you can install on your own computers), or as reduced-cost licenses. See the following list for details:

UMass Site Licenses / Computer Classrooms

UMass Computer Classrooms have a lot of software installed on every computer. You can find the list of programs here. In addition, students and faculty have access to a large list of free or discounted software, including operating systems.

Contact IT if you have any questions about these.

Individual Software (Listed by Name)

A360

  • Platform: Online service, integrated into Autodesk products (AutoCAD, Revit)
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235, UMass Computer Classrooms
  • Get it: Students can get free 3-year individual licenses for their computer from: www.autodesk.com/education

AutoCAD

Bluebeam

  • Platform: Windows
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Students can get a free license by sending us a request through our contact form (select “Software inquiry”).

DesignBuilder

  • Platform: Windows
  • Get it: Students can download a free demo version or purchase an educational version at a 90% discount here.

eQUEST

  • Platform: Windows
  • Get it: Free copies of this software can be downloaded here.

FME Desktop

Impact Estimator for Buildings

  • Platform: Windows / Online
  • Get it: Free licenses can be installed after registering on Athena’s website

Lumion

  • Platform: Windows’
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Students can get a free version here.

Makerbot Print

  • Platform: Windows
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: You can download it for free here.

MS Project

  • Platform: Windows
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Individual licenses are available for free to students/faculty as part of the Microsoft Azure program (BCT is a STEM program)

Navisworks

  • Platform: Windows
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Students can get free 3-year individual licenses for their computer from: www.autodesk.com/education

Primavera P6

  • Platform: Windows
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Students/faculty can install on their own machines after signing up with Oracle Academy (download here). 

Procore

  • Platform: Online service
  • Get it: Users need a Procore account. Students can get a free license by sending us a request through our contact form (select “Software inquiry”).
  • You can get Procore certified. See links on this page.

Realworks

Revit

Sefaira for SketchUp / Revit

  • Platform: Online service, Windows / Mac plugins
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Users need a Trimble account. Students can get a free license by sending us a request through our contact form (select “Software inquiry”).
  • More information: Trimble Technology Lab

SketchUp Pro / Studio

  • Platform: Windows / Mac / Online service
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235 (SketchUp Pro), UMass Computer Classrooms (SketchUp online)
  • Get it (online version): You can either use the free version or the studio version (requires license) here: app.sketchup.com/app
  • Get it (downloaded for Win/Mac): Download the latest version here
  • Students can get a free license by sending us a request through our contact form (select “Software inquiry”). This covers all versions of SketchUp (installed/online/viewers). Students can also purchase an individual license for their computer from: www.sketchup.com/3Dfor/education-students
  • More information: Trimble Technology Lab

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Trimble Connect

  • Platform: Online service
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235, integrated into Trimble products (e.g. SketchUp)
  • Get it: Anyone can get a free account here (register with your UMass email).
  • More information: Trimble Technology Lab

Vico Office Suite

Trimble Business Center

VisualAnalysis

  • Platform: Windows
  • Installed in: Design Building 260 / 235
  • Get it: Students can get a free individual version from: www.edu.iesweb.com

WinEst