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Quicklinks: Adobe, ArcGIS, Autodesk, Energy Plus, OpenStudio and OpenStudio Plugin for Sketchup , eQUEST, Google Earth Pro,

Grasshopper for Rhino, Microsoft, Revolution Analytics, Rhino, SketchUp, SPSS, V-Ray for Rhino or SketchUp, ArchVision


UPDATE 8/4/2017: We have a campus agreement that allows our students to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year licenses at a substantial discount.  We are still working on a portal for direct purchase, however all students have received a link through email that will allow them to purchase at the discounted rate through the Campus Computer Store while the portal is being built.  If you can't find or don't have that email please contact the Graduate/Undergraduate office, make sure you are on the right email list and ask them to re-send you the link.


As part of the campus site license - School of Architecture students can get free 1 year licenses for ArcGIS for their personally owned computers.  Below is the process:

  1. Go to the Technology Service Desk with your UT ID Card and request an ArcGIS license - the desk staff will record your name and EID and email you the license code number.
  2. Follow these Activation, Download and Installation Instructions.


Autodesk is distributing free to students the latest educational versions of its CAD and parametric modeling software:

  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS-Max.

In order to get your free download you must have a valid .edu email address and follow go to to get a license code. You can also save time by downloading the software from our mirror server on campus, directions can be found at

Energy Plus, OpenStudio and OpenStudio Plugin for Sketchup

This suite of energy modeling applications for Windows or OS-X is available for download through the U.S. Department of Energy website at:


This building energy simulation tool for Windows is available for download at:

Google Earth Pro

Google Earth Pro is a free software, you can download it here: 

Although free, it still requires a license key. Use your email address and the key GEPFREE to sign in.

Grasshopper for Rhino

This plugin for Rhino 5 enables generative and parametric modeling in Rhino, the latest build is available for download here:


The Campus Computer Store also offers a variety of Microsoft software at reduced prices. Any University of Texas System affiliate student, faculty, staff, or departmental entity may use the products covered by the Campus Agreement in campus offices, labs, and residence halls on all UT System campuses. Software packages include:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate: $24.99
  • Windows 8 Pro: $19.99
  • Office Pro 2013 for Windows: $24.99
  • Office Mac Standard 2011: $33.00

Revolution Analytics

This robust statistical and numerical analysis application is built on the renowned R Project for Statistical Computing (  Free student licenses can be downloaded at:


Rhino 5.0 3D modeling and NURBS software can be purchased at the Technology Lab Service Desk for $95. The school has a limited number of licenses available.


SketchUp makes their cross-platform rapid modeling and sketching program available for free through their website:

SketchUp Pro for Education (1 year license) is available for $49 direct at:


The Campus Computer Store offers a one-year license of the SPSS Grad Pack for $99.  This software will run on Windows and Mac OS-X.  Due to licensing costs, there are 5 floating network licenses for SPSS available on the computers in the computer classrooms.

V-Ray for Rhino or SketchUp

A free (and supposedly non-expiring) trial version of V-Ray rendering software for Rhino or Sketchup can be downloaded from:  Non-trial education versions can be purchased online for about $225, educational list price is $250.


If you would like to request a student version of ArchVision RPC - email