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Architecture Computer Policy

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General Information
All students in the College of Architecture’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design programs (UNL and UNO) are required to lease, purchase or have ready access to a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the specifications listed below. Students can choose between a PC or Mac platform (PC specs are listed first, Mac specs are listed second.) This notebook computer is an integral tool in architectural education.

Please note that the computer required for the program is a business class workstation. In many cases notebooks 'off the shelf' will not meet the requirements. Students who custom order a machine can experience waits of up to six weeks before delivery. All students are expected to have their computer on or before September 1, 2013.

Student License Program - UNL Students only

AUTODESK SOFTWARE: For the 2013-2014 academic year the College of Architecture will continue membership in Autodesk's Student Software Program. All Autodesk software titles are available for download with a 13-month (some 36-month) educational license via the Autodesk Education Community website. Students from both the UNL and UNO Campuses may register and participate in this program.

Students can obtain their Autodesk software from the Autodesk Education Community website:

http://students.autodesk.com/

 

NOTE: As of mid-June 2013 Adobe has began to change its software titles. Boxed versions of the CS 6 packages may become hard to find as we near the start of the fall semester. The College prefers that students purchase the Adobe CS 6 Master edition. However the Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium edition will be accepted. Adobe is replacing CS 6 product line with a subscription based title called the Adobe Creative Cloud. This title is the equivalent of the CS 6 Master Edition, and will meet the software requirements. Students may purchase Adobe CC subscriptions via the Adobe Online Educational Store.

 

The following files contain additional software information:

2013-2014 Computer Requirements - Revised 16 May 2013

2013-2014 Software Help Sheet - Revised 3 July 2013 (updated CS 6 availability information)

2013-2014 Autodesk Student Download Instructions - Revised 17 May 2013

2010 Printer Help Sheet - Revised for Windows 7 August 2010

UNO STUDENTS: The UNO Campus does not participate in the Adobe and Microsoft student software programs. Please contact the Adobe Online Education Store and/or JourneyEd.com to purchase Creative Suite 6.x Design Premium, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Microsoft Office 2010.

2013-2014 Computer Policy (Revised 16 May, 2013)

Hardware Specifications (PC - Architecture Students)
CPU: Intel i5 or i7 quad core 2.2ghz processor (or faster)
Display: 15" WUXGA+ minimum (1920x1080 minimum)
RAM: 8 GB minimum
Disk Storage:  500 GB minimum
Optical Drive:  DVD +/- R/RW
External Mouse:  3-button with scroll wheel required 

Video Card: 1gb DirectX 11 and Shader Model 3 compliant discrete graphics chipset
Note: Nvidia GeForce orQuadro cards are required for Windows systems.

Ethernet : 1 Gbps ethernet
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wireless Card
Operating System:  Windows 7 or 8 64-bit Enterprise/Ultimate required
Warranty:  3-year extended recommended
Required Hardware:  Flash Drive (8 GB or higher)
Required Hardware: External Firewire/USB Drive for portfolio backups
Recommended Hardware:  Laptop Cooling Pad

(Each student will be assessed a $6.00/semester connectivity fee for access to network printing, e-mail, and telnet.)

Application Software (PC- Architecture Students)
CAD: AutoCAD and Revit Studio 2014
3D Modeling: Rhino3d 5 and 3ds Max 2014
Graphics: Adobe Creative Suite 6.x Master
Business: Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
Virus: Symantec (provided by UNL*)

Hardware Specifications (MAC - Architecture Students)
CPU: MacBook Pro 2.2ghz i5/i7 quad core (or faster)
Display:  15" WUXGA+ minimum (1920x1080 minimum)
RAM: 8 GB minimum
Disk Storage:  500 GB minimum
Optical Drive:  DVD +/- R/RW
External Mouse:  3-button with scroll wheel required 

Video Card: 1gb DirectX 11 and Shader Model 3 compliant discrete graphics chipset
Note: Nvidia GeForce or Quadro chipset required for MacBook Pro models

Ethernet : 1 Gbps ethernet
Wireless: Airport Extreme 'n'
Operating System: MacOS X 10.7 or MacOS X 10.8 w/ Windows 7 or 8 64-bit Enterprise/Ultimate BootCamped
Warranty:  3-year extended recommended
Required Hardware:  Flash Drive (8 GB or higher)
Required Hardware: External Firewire/USB Drive for portfolio backups
Recommended Hardware:  Laptop Cooling Pad

(Each student will be assessed a $6.00/semester connectivity fee for access to network printing, e-mail, and telnet.)

Application Software (MAC - Architecture Students)
NOTE: Students using Mac OS hardware are required to BootCamp their machines to run Windows and Autodesk software. VMWare and Parallels are not supported. This should be done before reporting for classes.

CAD: Architecture and Revit Studio 2014
3D Modeling: Rhino3d 5 and 3ds Max 2014
Graphics: Adobe Creative Suite 6.x Master
Business: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Virus: Symantec (provided by UNL*)

* Symantec AntiVirus is available to UNL students through their technology fee.

The College of Architecture prohibits the use of pirated software. Students are expected to certify that all software on their computer is legitimate to have access to the network. Students may be asked to present proof of software ownership. Students who have pirated software on their computers will not be serviced and can be reported to student judicial affairs.