Below is a list of free or discounted software available to UArizona students and a list of what is currently installed in the computer labs:

1.       UA Software list (Various software including Sophos Antivirus)
2.       Autodesk (free)
3.       Microsoft 365 (free)
4.       Sketchup Educational ($55)
5.       Rhino Educational ($139)
6.       Adobe Creative Cloud (free) – (take the survey at

School of Architecture Software Guidebook for Modeling, Drawing and Rendering can be found at
This guidebook offers a series of tutorials on basic software tools and methods as well as introductory guidelines and methods for many of our digital fabrication tools.

CAPLA Software in Labs

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Desktop
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Civil3D
  • Autodesk Fusion
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Circuitscape
  • Climate Consultant
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • Lumion
  • MeshCam (for CNC)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Monolith
  • Processing (Java Program)  
  • Rhinoceros 3D
    • RhinoCAM 2018 for Rhino 6.0
    • Grasshopper, Honeybee, Ladybug, Opaque, Climate Studio, Daysim, Daylight Visualizer, Eddy & BlueCFD, Karamba3D, OpenStudio (Radiance & EnergyPlus) UrbanOpt and many more plugins
  • SketchUp
  • TwinMotion
  • VLC

Technology Resources Provided by UITS

  • Network
    • Wired - Fastest method, but requires plugging in ethernet cable and MAC address registration at
    • Wireless
      • UAPublic - Slower public WiFi network
      • UAWiFi - Faster secured WiFi network that requires NetID authentication to use
    • VPN - Allows you to connect to certain CALA and library resources from off campus or WiFi

Connection Instructions Available Here

Technology Resources Provided by CAPLA