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Software + Application Server

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

Title Version Note
7-zip 9.2
Adobe Creative Suite – Design & Web Premium CS6 Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
Autodesk Suite 2017 AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Raster Design, 3dsMax, Inventor, Robot, Ecotect (2011), Navisworks Manage, Revit, Showcase, BIM 360
Bluebeam Revu CAD 2016
Citrix Receiver 14.3
Classic Shell 4.3.0
Climate Consultant 5.5
Comfen 4.1
Conefor 2014
Connectivity Analysis Toolkit 1.3.2
Daysim 4
Energy Plus 8.5
ENVI 5.1
ESRI 10.4 ArcGIS, ArcMAP, ArcScene, ArcCatalog, CityEngine (2015)
Firefox 43.0
Fragstats 4.2
Google Chrome 52.0
Google Earth Pro 7.1.5
Grass GIS 7.0.4
Guidos Toolbox 2.3
HdrScope 1
IDL 8.3
IrfanView 4.4
Land F-X 11.6 AutoCAD Plugin
Lands Design WIP
Lumion 6.5.1
Microsoft Office 2016 Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, Visio
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1
MySQL Workbench 6.3.7
OnScreen Takeoff 3.93
Optics 6.0
Panopto Recorder 5.1
Processing 3.1.1
QGIS 2.16
Quicktime Player 7.7.7
R 3.2.1
Radiance 4.3
Rhinoceros 5
Bongo 2 Rhino 5 Plugin
Diva 4.0 Rhino 5 Plugin
Flamingo nXT Rhino 5 Plugin
Grasshopper 0.97 Rhino 5 Plugin
HoneyBee Rhino 5 Plugin
Hummingbird Rhino 5 Plugin
LadyBug Rhino 5 Plugin
Lands Design Rhino 5 Plugin
RhinoCAM 2012 Rhino 5 Plugin
Rhino Terrain 2 Rhino 5 Plugin
TSplines 4.0 Rhino 5 Plugin
V-Ray 2 Rhino 5 Plugin
Culebra 1.0 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Firefly 1.0 Grasshopper Plugin
gHowl R50 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
HelioTrope 2.02 beta Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Hoopsnake 0.6.7 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Human UI 0.71 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Kangaroo 2.14 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Karamba 1.2 Grasshopper Plugin
Ladybug/Honeybee 0.62/0.60 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
LunchBox 2016.3.21 Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Meerkat 1.6 beta Grasshopper Plugin – user install
Slingshot! 2015.8.25 Grasshopper Plugin
Weaverbird 0.90 Grasshopper Plugin
Rstudio 0.99
SketchUp Pro 2016
V-Ray 2 SketchUp Plugin
V-Ray Express 2012 SketchUp Plugin
Kerkythia 2008 SketchUp Plugin
Sococo 3.5.13
SolidWorks 2016
Stroboscope/EZStrobe Visio 2016 Plugin
Therm 7.2
TileMill 0.1
TOR Browser 6.0.4
Vuescan 9.5.52
VLC Player 2.2.4
Window 7.4
WinSCP 5.7.5
WWHM 2012
Windows 10
Title Version Note
Adobe Creative Suite – Design & Web Premium CS6 Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Reader (XI)
Adobe Premiere Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Reader (XI)
ArchiCAD 20
Citrix Receiver 12.1.1 Xen software portal
CyberDuck FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Azure browser
Firefox latest browser
Google Chrome latest browser
Google Drive local folder file sync
Google Earth Pro
HandBrake video transcribing
iMovie video editing
iTunes music player, store
iWork Keynote, Pages, Numbers (office software)
Kerkythia 2 rendering software
Lumion 6.5.1 Windows side of DC 27-inch iMacs
Microsoft Office 2016 Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word (office software)
Microsoft Remote Desktop remote access software
MySQL Workbench 6.3.7 SQL
Panopto 5.2.1 lecture capture
Photos photo management
qGIS 2.14.3
Quicktime Pro 7
Rstudio GUI for R statistical package
Radiance 5 lighting simulation and rendering
Safari browser
SketchUp Pro 2016 with Kerkythia plugin
TextWrangler 5 text editor
TOR Browser
VLC Player 2.2 video player
VueScan 9.5.52 scanning software
Mac OS

Title Version Note
Argus Enterprise 11.0
Athena 5.0
Bentley Microstation v8i
Inroads Microstation Plugin
CircuitScape 3.5.4
Equest 3.65
Esri ArcGIS 10.4
Fragstats 4.0
OnScreen Takeoff 3.931
Primavera 6.152
Microsoft Project 2016
Risk 7.5
Microsoft Visio 2016
Stroboscope/EZStrobe Visio 2016 Plugin

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 4.

  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 4).
  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, then click the “Continue” button on the logon screen.
  4. Log in using your UW NetID and password.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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)

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.

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.