Computer Lab

The Computer Lab is located in 4425 Aronoff is a state-of-the-art facility with high end workstations and various peripherals such as scanners, plotters and digital video editing suites. The computer lab is a place where university researchers have access to sophisticated graphics equipment and high levels of technical support for computer visualization, advanced computer graphics and virtual reality. To augment the use of laptops in classrooms, the large computer graphics instructional studio provides hands-on instruction labs for individual classes. The equipment supported by DAAP IT in the labs includes:

50 - Dell Precision 5820 workstations each with:

  • Intel i7-9800X 3.8 GHz
  • 40 GB of RAM
  • Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000
  • 1 TB Solid State Drive

5 – 60 inch LED wall-mounted monitors

5 - Xerox 7800s Laser Printers for self-copy service

2 – video editing and audio recording suites

The DAAP IT Computer Lab also supports a comprehensive list of software to support the teaching and research missions of the University. The list of software supported in the lab follows:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat DC, InDesign, XD, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Bridge, Lightroom Classic, Character Animator CC, Dreamweaver, Animate, Audition, Media Encoder, InCopy, Prelude, Fuse CC, Muse CC, Scout CC, Lightroom, Premiere Rush, Dimension, Character Animator)

  • AutoDesk Suite (3DS Max 2020, AutoCAD 2020, AutoCAD Arch 2020, AutoCAD MEP 2020, Alias Auto Studio 2020, Automotive Assets 2020, Autodesk Inventor 2020, Autodesk Netfabb 2020, Powermill Modeling 2020, Powermill Ultimate 2020, Recap Photo, Recap, Robot Structural Analysis, Storm and Sanitary Analysis, VRed Design, VRed Pro, Civil 3D, Maya 2019, Mudbox 2019, Navisworks Freedom 2020, Navisworks Manage 2020, Powermill 2017, Powershape 2017, Revit 2020, Sketchbook 2020)

  • Other Supported Software (Digital Project, ArcGIS, CityEngine, SPSS 24, Lectra Design Concept, Diamino TechTex, Kaledo Suite, Modaris, Keyshot 8, Rhino 6, Microsoft Office Suite, Optitex, R, Solidworks, Sketchup 2019, Audicity, Blender, Burnaware Free, Epic Games Launcher, MATLAB R2019a, Unity, Unreal Engine, zPrint)

To support the laptop rich environment, the Computer Lab has an open area for students to collaborate using large flat screen monitors to share their work. Comfortable chairs and a laptop bar creates a place for students to sit comfortably, recharge and connect to larger monitors to better support design work. All computing equipment is linked by high-speed Ethernet to facilitate access across the university campus.