Software Available in build IT

Software needed to run the machines, available in build IT

3D Printers & 3D Scanners

Cura is an open source 3D printer slicing application

Autodesk NetFabb can help you turn your 3d models into more successful prints.

Matter and Form is a desktop 3D scanner.

Structure Sensor is a tablet mounted 3D scanner.

NextEngine ScanStudio is a laser desktop 3D scanner.

Meshmixer is a free software for working with triangle meshes.

Meshlab is also a free software for working with triangle meshes.

Fusion 360 can be used for 3d modeling, electronics, simulation and manufacturing.

Autodesk Inventor is a computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation.

Autodesk Maya is a 3D computer animation software with modeling, rendering, simulation, texturing, and animation tools.

blender is an open source 3D computer animation software with modeling, rendering, simulation, texturing, and animation tools.

CNC Machines

Easel - a web-based software that allows you to design and carve from a single, simple program. Required to run Carvey. Free

Silhouette Studio Business Edition - Create designs and send to a Silhouette Machine. The basics version is available for free.

SewArt Embroidery Digitizer - An embroidery digitizer for converting raster image files, vector images, and clipart into embroidery file formats. Free 30-day trial available.

PED Basic - Allows you to save .pes embroidery design files to a Brother embroidery design memory card.


Arduino IDE is a cross-platform application that is written in functions from C and C++. It is used to write and upload programs to Arduino compatible boards, but also, with the help of 3rd party cores, other vendor development boards.

Little Bits is an open source library of modular electronics, which snap together with small magnets for prototyping and learning.

Virtual Reality

Steam  is a video game digital distribution service with a large collection of games and software. This includes VR applications for both the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift and other headsets.

Oculus Rift Store is a store for VR games and software for the Oculus headsets.

Unity is a cross-platform game engine which can be used to create VR applications.


Adobe Photoshop is a photo manipulating tool that can also be used for digital art and animation.

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor.

Adobe Acrobat is used to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format.

Helpful Software

Not available in build IT but helpful supplements to your workflow!


PTC Creo is a family or suite of Computer-aided design apps supporting product design.

Rhino is a 3D modeler used to create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygons.

Solidworks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program.

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.



Project Management

Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

Freemind is a free mind mapping application.

Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application.

Creative Commons

The Noun Project - Over 1 Million icons, royalty-free

Freepik - helps you to find free vector art, illustrations, icons, PSD, and photos for using in websites, banners, presentation, magazines, flyers...

Unsplash - Free high-resolution photos

Library Software

Find additional software on High Performance Desktops

High Performance Desktops are located in the 24/7 Area of the Library

A complete list of software can be found here: