Autodesk Education Community
Description: Register and download free Autodesk software such as AutoCAD (PC & Mac), Civil 3D, 3ds Max, and Maya for use at home.
Solidworks Student Design Kit
Description: Obtain the free Solidworks Student Design Kit software and license for use at home.
Important Note: You will need to obtain the School License ID or SDK-ID from your instructor.
MSC Software Student Edition
Description: Download and use MSC Software's suite of Student Edition products for analysis and simulation to use at home.
Important Note: You will need to upload a copy of your student ID
Description: Download and use Bentley software such as Microstation, STAAD.PRO, and InRoads V8i products for students to use at home.
Important Note: You will need to obtain the School Site Activation Code from your instructor. Please make sure to check the box Run Activation Wizard after installation and select installation type of "SELECT subscriber activating against a hosted (Bentley) SELECT server". Also make sure that you to NOT check the box asking if you would like to checkout a license.
Description: Register and download free Wolfram Mathematica software for use at home.
Important Note: In the User Portal (the link above) students are required to create Wolfram User Portal accounts using their Cal State L.A e-mail addresses. Download and Install your copies of Mathematica. Then copy Activation Keys sent to your Cal State L.A. email accounts. Finally launch Mathematica and paste Activation Keys when prompted.
Microsoft Security Essentials (Virus Protection)
Description: Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software
MSDN Academic Alliance (For Computer Science students only)
Description: Free Microsoft software for Computer Science students
(excludes Microsoft Office)
Important Note: Must have an existing CSNS (Computer Science Network Services) account in order to request an MSDNAA account to download Microsoft software.