2012-2013 Academic Year Announcements

Welcome back for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Here is a short list of the major changes for this academic year. If you have any questions, please submit a ticket online at http://CAD-helpdesk.rit.edu.

Free Software for Students:

  • Go Here and join the Autodesk Community to Access Free* student downloads http://students.autodesk.com/
  • *Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software. The software is for personal use for education purposes and is not intended for classroom or lab use.


    Operating System:

    • Macs — All computers are moving to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x. Mountain Lion is on hold until further notice.
    • PCs — Windows 7 (no change)

    Popular Software Suites

    • Adobe Suite — All versions have been updated to the latest release of 6.0.
    • Apple Final Cut Pro — FCP 7 is no longer available and has been removed. FCP X is now the standard Apple Pro editing suite
    • AutoDesk Software — 2013 versions will be deployed to the labs for the start of Fall. Please make a request for the software to be applied to your computer.
    • Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac — Installed in all Mac labs. It is recommeneded that users of 2008 be updated at their earliest convenience. Please make an appointment via http://CAD-helpdesk.rit.edu

    Lab Hardware Upgrades

    ESP Lab

    • Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon w/ 8 GB RAM and 24″ NEC displays

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