IT Services

Software Availability for Remote Students

Weitzman IT Services has responded to the University's change in policies for faculty, students, and staff who are now expected to teach and work remotely from home due to Coronavirus. We've prepared a list of available software for students working remotely, from home:

General Software

Updated Last on 03/19/20 at 11:15AM

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Available to ALL Undergrad and Grad Students until May 31, 2020. Read more here.

ArcGIS 

Autodesk 

  • Autodesk Educational offers free licensing to students. Download software here.

DesignBuilder 

  • Once installed, available to use on personal computer - must use with Campus VPN here.
  • Installer and activation instructions are available on our server: \\juno\Public\Installs\DesignBuilder (must connect with Forticlient VPN to get access, more info here).

Keyshot 

  • Once installed, available to use on personal computer - must use with Campus VPN here.
  • Installer and activation instructions are available on our server: \\juno.design.upenn.edu\Public\Installs\Keyshot (must connect with Forticlient VPN to get access, more info here).

Rhino 

RhinoCFD 

  • Once installed, available to use on personal computer - must use with Campus VPN here.
  • RhinoCFD download available on our server via \\juno.design.upenn.edu\Public\Installs\Rhino\Rhino Plug-Ins on Juno\Rhino 6\RhinoCFD (must connect with Forticlient VPN to get access, more info here).

V-Ray 

  • Once installed, available to use on personal computer - must use with Campus VPN here. however this is limited to 61 seats. When finished using please release so others can use! 
  • Installer and activation instructions are available on our server: \\juno.design.upenn.edu\Public\Installs\Rhino\Rhino Plug-Ins on Juno\Rhino 6\V-Ray for Rhino (must connect with Forticlient VPN to get access, more info here). 
  • Students can also consider a well-timed use of the 30-day full trial Chaos Group makes available. 

Z-Brush 

  • Students can obtain a free 30-day trial (full features) license via the official ZBrush website here.

Networked Software

Currently Weitzman ITS offers select licenses traditionally only available locally in our computer labs, remotely, via the UPenn VPN. Please see the endnotes for additional information. Please email us via ithelp@design.upenn.edu for all licensing concerns.

Weitzman School's Networked Software

Software

Server

Port(s)

Total Licenses Available

Ansys*

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

1055

n/a

ArcGIS**[i]

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

27000, 27001, 27010

100 ArcGIS Desktop Plug-In & 100 ArcGIS Pro Plug-In Licenses

AutoDesk**[ii]

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

2080, 27000-27009

n/a

Chaos V-Ray for Rhino**

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

30304

61

DesignBuilder**[iii]

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

5053

Unlimited

DIVA for Rhino**

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

3482, 6200

20

KeyShot**

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

49797

80

Rhino 5**

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

n/a; uses 80, 443

30

Rhino 6[iv]*

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

n/a; uses 80, 443

n/a

RhinoCFD**

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

49863

Unlimited

SOLIDWORKS*

cerberus2.design.upenn.edu

25734, 25735

n/a

ToonBoom[v]*

toonboom.design.upenn.edu

27000, 49937

n/a

 

* Available in PC Labs Only
** Available for Student personal machines

 

[i] Students do not use a license server; license files are distributed/tracked via FreshService. Note that student licenses do not have plug-ins, but the network license in the PC Labs contains them. We may be able to have students use their existing licensing while allowing them to check out the plug-ins from the license server.

[ii] Students should use free AutoDesk Education licenses as normal; only PC Labs and other Weitzman domain-bound PCs use a network license; Faculty laptops can use either our Serialized AutoDesk deployments in BigFix or use the same licensing/methods as students.

[iii] Students do not use a license server to use DesignBuilder Licenses, there’s an activation code instead. See \\juno.design.upenn.edu\Public\Installs\DesignBuilder for more information.

[iv] Rhino 6 educational licenses are purchased by students themselves either via Computer Connection or online; Weitzman ITS is only able to provide Rhino 5 network licensing.

[v] Node-locked in Addams 106 only, specifically; not in Meyerson PC Labs.