Software Resources for Students

F= Free Software
General Resources:

  • Get Office 365: Get Microsoft Office in the cloud, visit Portal.Office.com and enter your MSU email to get it today. Office 365 may be installed on personal devices only.
  • Atomic Learning - offers free tutorials for Morgan users on various software packages including Adobe Suite, Autodesk, SketchUp
  • Autodesk Student Community - offers free 13-month trial downloads of most popular Autodesk software, including: AutoCAD, 3D Max and Revit Architecture. [Register Here]
  • Google Drive - A free alternative to Microsoft Office with the same suite of features and programs (Google Drive is part of your google account at Morgan)
  • OSALT - a website listing free, open source alternatives to many popular software packages
  • OpenOffice - A free alternative to Microsoft Office with the same suite of features and programs

Geographic Information Systems:

3D CAD:

  • Trimble Sketchup [F]
  • 3Ds Max - part of the AutoDesk Design Institute.  This software is licensed by the department and currently installed on lab computers.
  • Rhino - A suite of 3D rendering and animation tools
  • Blender [F] free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems

2D CAD:

  • AutoCAD - part of the AutoDesk Design Institute.  This software is licensed by the department and currently installed on lab computers.
  • Vector Works - another 2D modeling tool


Building Information Modeling:

  • ArchiCAD [F] - This software is licensed by the department and currently installed on lab computers. It
  • Revit - part of the AutoDesk Design Institute.  This software is licensed by the department and currently installed on lab computers.


2D/3D Editing:

Desktop Publishing:

PDF Creation (Print-To-PDF Drivers)

PDF Editing