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Please Note


Software purchased through Departmental Software should only be used by departmental employees for departmental purposes.

Description

The Abaqus Research Edition includes access to Abaqus/Standard, Abaqus/Explicit, and Abaqus/CAE. Inclusion of both Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit allows the choice of appropriate analysis techniques or even a combination of both analysis techniques for different types of simulations. User-defined subroutines allow flexibility in modeling advanced research materials, complex surface and contact behaviors, and other user-specific features.

Abaqus/Standard

Provides analysis technology to solve traditional implicit finite element analyses such as static, dynamics, and thermal

Abaqus/Explicit

Provides analysis technology focused on transient dynamics and quasi-static analyses using an explicit approach

Abaqus/CAE

Provides a complete modeling and visualization environment for Abaqus analysis products with direct access to CAD models, advanced meshing, and visualization.

Platform

Linux and Windows

Licensing

License manager hosted by IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions

For more information on this product, please visit the vendor's web page.

Please see the Adobe Products Page

Description

Engineering simulation software for academic teaching and research applications.

Platform

Linux and Windows

Licensing

The license manager is hosted by IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions.

There is a license restriction that prohibits the use of ANSYS Without the VPN.  In order to use Ansys you must be connected to the VT VPN (please see 4help.vt.edu for information on setting up the VPN).

Licensing Process

Access to the license can be obtained through software sales. See Purchasing Details (on the top right of this page) for more information. The faculty purchasing the package or a designated person from the research group purchasing the software is given administrative rights to the group management tool that manages access to the ANSYS software.

Access to Software

Once your pid is added to a research group, you can access and install ANSYS through Network Software. The ANSYS network share and downloads also include Installation Notes for Windows and Linux operating systems as well as Documentation and Tutorials for ANSYS software. 

For more information on this product, please visit the vendor’s web page.
For access, please contact Departmental Software.

Description

Create professional videos easily. Use Camtasia to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements, and share your videos with anyone, on almost any device.

Platform

MacOS and Windows

Licensing

Perpetual

To upgrade a current license, please contact Departmental Software to request a quote.

License Agreement Required

Download here

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Description

Canva is an online graphic design platform that allows anyone to create professional-looking designs, even without any prior design experience. It offers a wide range of features and templates to help you create everything from social media posts to presentations to flyers.

Platform

Web-based.

Eligibility

Faculty and Staff can purchase access to the Virginia Tech Canva for Campus license for university instructional and administrative purposes.

Information on the benefits of a Canva Team can be found on their website.

*Please note all members of the team must have Canva licenses purchased through the Software Service Center to be added to the team.

Licensing

Annual License (June 30, 2023- June 29, 2024)

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Description

Canva is an online graphic design platform that allows anyone to create professional-looking designs, even without any prior design experience. It offers a wide range of features and templates to help you create everything from social media posts to presentations to flyers.

Platform

Web-based.

Eligibility

Faculty and Staff can purchase access to the Virginia Tech Canva for Campus license for university instructional and administrative purposes.

Licensing

Annual License 

Please be advised that University Policy 1060 requires that the VP for Finance must approve the business case for the collection of SSN and states that "Data trustees must submit a written request for approval to the Vice President for Finance stating the legal requirement or business need for collecting the SSN and related processes in place to ensure the security of the SSN."

For more information, review the Standard for Administrative Data Management here: Administrative Data Management Standard

Description

DocuSign eSignature provides a fast and secure way to send, track and sign agreements anytime, anywhere, on a wide variety of devices.

Some key features of DocuSign include:

  • Completely electronic and paperless signature service with automatic routing via email.
  • Real-time tracking as documents make their way through the approval process.
  • Templates to help streamline the sending process when you frequently send the same or similar documents, or send documents to the same group of people.
  • More information on DocuSign features can be found at https://www.docusign.com/products/electronic-signature

Training Material

First Round of Training - Started on Novemeber 2020
Second Round of Training - Started on Septemer 2021

Platform

Browsers supported: Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 7 or later, Firefox, and Chrome
Mobile platforms: iOS, Android

Licensing

Access to DocuSign can be provisioned on either an individual or a departmental level. Please submit a request at https://software.vt.edu/docusignlicenserequest and a Departmental Software representative will work with you to get you started with DocuSign.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an "envelope"?
    • An "envelope" represents one document sent, signed, and returned.
  • If multiple people need to sign the same document, is it still considered one "envelope"?
    • Yes, a single document which requires multiple signatures is still considered one "envelope".

Available at no additional cost

Description

The Duo security token is used by members of the Virginia Tech community as a second-factor authentication device to gain access to services protected by the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) service in instances when a phone is not a viable second-factor option. The D-100 token allows users to press a button on the device to generate a 6-digit code that can then be entered into the passcode field when logging into a service that requires 2FA.

Documentation

Duo D-100 Token Enrollment Instructions

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Available at no additional cost at network.software.vt.edu

Description

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

Platform

Windows

Eligibility

Enterprise GIS pays the annual fee for the entire institution to alleviate the need for departments to pay individually. Through this agreement, the software products and training are available to faculty, staff, and students for teaching, research, and limited administrative purposes.

Licensing

Faculty and staff can download at Netsoftware, if there are any issues a support ticket can be submitted at 4Help.

 

License Includes

ArcGIS Desktop

Extentions Include:

  • 3D Analyst
  • Data Reviewer
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Schematics Spatial Analyst
  • Workflow Manager
ArcGIS Pro (Restricted to Teaching and Research Only)

Extensions Include:

  • 3D Analyst
  • Data Reviewer
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Workflow Manager
ArcGIS Online (Restricted: teaching and research only)

Subscription includes the following apps:

  • Map & 3D Scene Viewer
  • Collector
  • Operations Dashboard
  • Open Data
  • Story Maps
  • Survey 123
  • Web Application Templates and Maps for Office
  • Sharepoint
  • Microstrategy,
  • Salesforce

Premium Apps include:

  • Business Analyst Online
  • Community Analyst Online
  • GeoPlanner
Enterprise GIS (formerly ArcGIS Server)

Extensions Include:

  • 3D Analyst
  • Data Reviewer
  • GeoEvent
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Image Analyst
  • Network Analyst Schematics
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Workflow Manager
ArcGIS for Mobile (Restricted to Teaching and Research Only)

Includes:

  • Windows Mobile Unlimited
  • Smartphones and Tablets Unlimited
  • AppStudio Standard

Specialized GIS

  • ESRI Business Analyst (Restricted: teaching and research only)
  • ESRI CityEngine Advanced
  • ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry
  • ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting
  • ArcGIS for Maritime: Server
  • ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports
  • ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting
  • ESRI Defense Mapping  Desktop and Server
  • ESRI Production Mapping Desktop and Server
  • ESRI Roads and Highways Desktop and Server

ESRI E-Learning

ESRI offers unlimited access to the self-paced E-Learning program for no additional charge.  Please submit a request for E-Learning access here.

Visit esri.com/training for a list of available online courses.

ArcGIS Desktop System Requirements

Link for the system requirements:
http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/system-requirements/latest/arcgis-desktop-system-requirements.htm

Notice

Please do not place orders for additional storage at this time. Right now the university is in the planning stages to determine what storage will be needed when Google storage restrictions go into effect. Storage ordering will be available starting on 7/1/2024.

Right now we recommend working with your OU Admin (Organization Unit Administrator(s)) to determine what storage you and your department will need when restrictions go into effect, and factor these considerations into your departmental budget. More information on the changes to Google services at Virginia Tech is available on the Google and Microsoft service changes website.

Description

Purchase additional storage for your Organizational Unit's (OU) use within the Google Workspace environment. This storage can be allocated by your OU Admin to an employee-managed Google Drive account or to a departmental Google Shared Drive. Please reach out to your OU Admin to discuss the purchase and inform them that the additional storage will be assigned to their OU along with how you would like that storage to be allocated. At this time your OU Admin can also discuss if there's currently any existing free storage allocated to your OU that could be reassigned for your use case.

Determining your OU (Organization Unit) Admin

To determine your OU Admin, please login to https://mycat.ccs.vt.edu. On the main page you will see a listing for your "OU" and your "OU Admins".

Platform

Cloud Native

Licensing

Annual renewal - expires June 30

Google Workspace Additional Storage Add-On (10 TB)

$1,476.00

Description

Add annotations to any PDF file, using the mouse or a Tablet PC pen, directly on the PDF file's pages. The annotated documents can then be saved directly back to PDF format. Annotated documents can also be easily attached to e-mails.

Platform

Windows

Licensing

Perpetual

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Description

GraphPad Prism combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization.

Platform

MacOS and Windows

Licensing

Annual renewal

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Description

MATLAB is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages.  Using MATLAB you can analyze data, develop algorithms and create models and applications. 

Platform

macOS, Unix and Windows

Licensing

Annual renewal - expires on July 1

License Agreement Required

Download agreement for Single Named User licenses

MATLAB Includes

MATLAB  now includes all of the Matlab toolboxes.  Please visit the MathWorks Products Page to review the list of products available with your MATLAB purchase. Matlab Parallel Server is priced separately, so please contact Software Consulting Services for more information.

Training Included

MATLAB Onramp - Learn MATLAB in 2 hours

MATLAB Academy - Hands on learning through online training courses

Pricing

Please contact Software Consulting Services for Department-wide licenses (unlimited usage) pricing.

Single Named User

$100.00

Please see the Microsoft Products Page

Description

Minitab is a general-purpose statistical software package designed for easy interactive use. Minitab can be used as a primary tool for analyzing research data.

Platform

Windows

Licensing

Annual renewal - expires July 31

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Description

Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language, designed specifically for engineers and scientists building measurement and control systems.

Platform

Linux, MacOS and Windows

Licensing

Annual - License expires August 31

National Instruments LabVIEW Annual License

$196.00

QuestionPro also Available


The University is now providing QuestionPro as an alternative to Qualtrics at no additional cost for faculty, staff, and students.

Description

Qualtrics allows you to easily design surveys with point-and-click editing, collaborate with colleagues, and build an in-house panel for repeated surveys.

Eligibility

All currently active faculty and staff at Virginia Tech are eligible to purchase a Qualtrics license. Our license allows for use of the software for legitimate Virginia Tech related research and educational activities only.

Once a license is purchased, you can sign into the Virginia Tech Qualtrics instance at http://virginiatech.qualtrics.com

Training and Support

Training and support are included with your account. These resources can be found at the Qualtrics Academic Support Portal.

Cost (updated July 6, 2023)

If you wish to edit, distribute, create, or collaborate on surveys, you will need to purchase an individual, department-wide or college-wide license. Departments or colleges wishing to purchase a department-wide or college-wide license will need to request a quote through the ServiceNow Catalog Request Item linked below. 

  • Individual Qualtrics License (no response limit) - $1380
  • Department-wide or College-wide license (no response limit) - Please submit a request at software.vt.edu/qualtricsquote

Questions?

For any questions, please ask us at software.vt.edu/help

QuestionPro Information Sessions


Upcoming and self-paced QuestionPro Canvas courses are available here.

Past QuestionPro information and training sessions that introduce users to QuestionPro and its capabilities are available via the following links:

Schedule an online appointment for one-on-one help:

Please email edu@questionpro.com for an appointment.

 

Description

QuestionPro is a flexible, web-based survey data collection and reporting platform. It supports a wide range of question types, as well as skip logic and experimental designs and provides robust reporting and data export options.

Eligibility

Virginia Tech has purchased a QuestionPro site license that makes QuestionPro available to students, faculty, and staff.  Our license allows for use of the software for legitimate Virginia Tech related research and educational activities.

To access QuestionPro, go to https://virginiatech.questionpro.com

Training and Support

Migration Specific Support

Available at no additional cost

Description

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is the leading open source alternative to proprietary operating systems. It's a reliable, modern IT platform that lets you deploy applications on physical hardware, in virtual machines, and in cloud environments. If you need a platform that boosts efficiency, is easy to administer and control, and supports all major hardware platforms and thousands of apps, you've found it. You can even choose from a host of Add-Ons, variants, and desktop options to suit your environment.

Licensing

Annual renewal - expires on May 31st

Included Products

The Red Hat Infrastructure Site Subscription (RHISS) provides a single campus access to these major products:

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®*
  • Red Hat Virtualization
  • Red Hat OpenStack® Platform
  • Red Hat CloudForms
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat Insights

Additional Quotes or Questions

Please submit an incident at https://software.vt.edu/help if you have any questions or need to request a specific quote.

June 1 - May 31 (12 month)

$600.00

December 1 - May 31 (6 month)

$300.00

Description

Provides the tools to accurately model and document your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids with no limits on complexity, degree, or size. Rhino also supports polygon meshes and point clouds.

Platform

MacOS and Windows

Licensing

Perpetual

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SAS

Description

SAS is a software suite designed for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.

Platform

Workstation Environments

  • Linux and Windows

Server Environments

  • Linux, Unix and Windows

For the server environment, fees are now based on number of CPUs.  Please contact Departmental Software for server pricing.

Licensing

Annual renewal - expires on July 31

License Agreement Required

Download SAS license agreement for administrative use

Download SAS license agreement for teaching and research use

Features

  • Base SAS®
  • Enterprise Guide®
  • Enterprise Miner [Teaching and Research (T/R) version only]
  • SAS/EIS®
  • SAS/FSP®
  • SAS/ASSIST®
  • SAS/OR®
  • SAS/IML®
  • SAS/AF®
  • SAS/CONNECT®
  • SAS/SECURE®
  • SAS/ETS®
  • SAS/GRAPH®
  • SAS/STAT®
  • SAS/LAB®
  • SAS/INSIGHT®
  • SAS/SHARE®
  • SAS® INTEGRATION .TECHNOLOGIES
  • ONLINE/TUTOR®
  • SAS/QC®
  • SAS ACCESS®
  • SYBASE SAS Bridge for ESRI®
  • Includes interfaces to 
    • DB2
    • MySQL
    • ODBC
    • OLE DB
    • Oracle
    • PC

Available Products

SAS Education Analytic Suite (EAS) for Administrative Use

As defined by SAS, this software is used for purposes directly related to the operations of a post-secondary degree-granting institution. This includes institutional research and any such use related to reporting about the university to the university. Such software may be used by the customer's administrative employees (including faculty performing administrative duties) for these types of administrative purposes.

SAS Education Analytic Suite (EAS) for Teaching and Research

As defined by SAS, this is software used for the purposes of classroom instruction, academic research, and coursework primarily related to post-secondary degree requirements, and is used by students, faculty, and staff supporting such use.

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Description

A standalone desktop analytical tool that accesses data stored in many formats. JMP integrates with other SAS products and solutions to marry JMP desktop data visualization, design of experiments, and exploratory data mining with SAS production processing.

Platform

MacOS and Windows

Licensing

Instructional faculty and researchers engaged in original academic research work on both university and personally-owned computers (home use) are allowed to use the license.  You can download JMP through network.software.vt.edu.  If JMP does not show up in your software list on network.software.vt.edu and you are using JMP for academic work please submit a ServiceNow Ticket detailing your use of JMP.

Institutional research and other administrative uses related to the operation or improvement of the university or at an associated healthcare institution including patient care and sponsored research done on behalf of an external entity or that benefits any entity other than Virginia Tech are not included within the scope of the license.

Description

SimpleHelp is server software that provides remote support and remote access functionality allowing you to support your customers and manage remote machines regardless of their operating system. SimpleHelp acts as a bridge to connect you and your customer, allowing you to control and support their computer. Any department that has an internal IT support staff could benefit from using SimpleHelp.

There is no software to install. The Software Service Center is hosting SimpleHelp on one of our servers and the service is completely web-based.  When your department joins into the agreement you'll be able to choose a unique URL in your vt.edu domain space that we'll register with the Simple-Help server.  For onboarding instructions please see the section below.

Onboarding Procedure

  • Submit a ticket to https://software.vt.edu/help that includes the following information.
    • The URL you would like to use (I.E. help.software.vt.edu, but in your domain space)
    • The number of simultaneous connections you would like to remote computers (Simple-Help is licensed based off simulataneous computers rather than the number of technicians or remote machines).
    • The approximate number of remote machines you'll be supporting (this is to ensure there's server capacity to support your area).
  • We'll respond to your ticket within 48 hours providing further information unique to your area including the next steps to get your department onboarded.

Documentation/Support

Simple-Help provide guides on using the service along with a support community which there's links to below.

Platform

Linux, MacOS and Windows

Licensing

Annual License Renewed June 30th

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Description

Slack is a cross platform collaboration tool to help facilitate messaging and other communication within a team. Purchase access to the Virginia Tech Slack workspace (https://virginiatech.slack.com).

Vendor Website

https://www.slack.com/

Platform

Linux, MacOs, Windows and Web-Based

Licensing

Annual renewal each March.

Additional Ordering Instructions

Along with the Software Order Form, please attach an Excel spreadsheet indicating the PID(s) to which each license should be assigned, to the HokieMart order.  Once your order has been processed these PID(s) will have immediate access to Slack.

To transfer a license that you've already purchased between employees please submit a request at https://software.vt.edu/help including the PID of the employee you would like the license removed from and the PID of the employee the license should be transferred to.

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Description

SPSS Statistics offers advanced statistical capabilities and analytics to help you gain deep, accurate insights from your data and drive better decision making.

Platform

MacOS and Windows (Amos is Windows only)

Licensing

Annual renewal - expires on July 1

License Agreement Required

Download here (If purchasing AMOS, please write AMOS on the license agreement.)

Products Included

  • IBM SPSS Regression
  • IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics
  • IBM SPSS Exact Tests
  • IBM SPSS Categories
  • IBM SPSS Missing Values
  • IBM SPSS Conjoint
  • IBM SPSS Custom Tables
  • IBM SPSS Complex Samples
  • IBM SPSS Decision Trees
  • IBM SPSS Data Preparation
  • IBM SPSS Forecasting
  • IBM SPSS Neural Networks
  • IBM SPSS Direct Marketing
  • IBM SPSS Bootstrapping
  • IBM SPSS SamplePower
  • IBM SPSS Visualization (Viz) Designer

SPSS Teaching and Research Restriction

This software can only be used for purposes of classroom instruction, coursework, and non-commercial research.

Product Availablity

Each install requires an individual code.  As long as your license is current, all upgrades are included.

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Description

From simple calculator operations to large-scale programming and interactive document preparation, Mathematica is the tool of choice for scientific research, in engineering analysis and modeling, in technical education, and wherever quantitative methods are used. 

Platform

Linux, MacOS and Windows

Available at no additional cost at network.software.vt.edu