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Computing News - fall 2019

  • New lab software: Davinci Resolve 16, Sketchup Pro 2019, Solidworks 2019, 2020 versions of various Autodesk programs, Unity, Unreal Engine, Lumion 9.5, ArcGIS Desktop 10.7, ArcGIS Pro 2.4, Keyshot 8, QGIS 3.8, Robot Studio 2019, Quixel Megascans, i-Tree 2019
  • New hardware: two table mount Epson Brightlink 696ui projectors (grad studios); 55” 4K mobile display (general use); 55” 4K mobile display (grad studios); replaced old 65” mobile display with Sony 65” 4K model; replaced piggyback computer on 46” mobile touchscreen; two iPads; Beam telepresence robot (grad dept.).
  • New lab hardware: added six 24” Dell touchscreens to large lab.
  • Plot room: new HP DesignJet T1700 (Yoshi2) replaced the old Yoshi.

Find past news in the Computing News section.


  • For larger files, don’t work directly off a USB flash drive or network folder, as files may become corrupted. Copy them to the Student folder on the C drive of a lab computer and work on them there. When finished, copy them back to your USB key or network folder.
  • Make sure to keep backup copies of your files in two different locations. Keep one copy on your USB memory stick and a backup on your H drive or in cloud storage (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.). Your media could go bad at any time, causing your files to be lost. Periodically save your project under a new file name, so that you can go back to an older version if your file becomes corrupted.
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