Category: How Tos

Informational write-ups.

How to Reset ANSYS to Use the Default Licenses for 2021

Starting in 2021, ANSYS began issuing new licenses for their academic customers. Unfortunately, the names of the new licenses do not match the previous names, which means that once the new licenses are installed on the license server, users must reconfigure their ANSYS clients to use the new default license names.  This is actually pretty … Continue reading How to Reset ANSYS to Use the Default Licenses for 2021

Install & Connect to VDI – Mac

How To Steps: Install VDI Connect to VDI Download these instructions as a PDF System Requirements An active VPN connection (if off campus) Update: VPN not required during campus shutdown in response to COVID-19 Download the installer Navigate to https://vdi.iastate.edu/ Click the Go to Downloads link next to VMware Horizon Client for Mac. Click the Download … Continue reading Install & Connect to VDI – Mac

Install & Connect to VDI – PC

How To Steps: Install VDI Connect to VDI Download these instructions as a PDF  System Requirements An active VPN connection (if off campus) Update: VPN not required during campus shutdown in response to COVID-19 Download the installer Navigate to https://vdi.iastate.edu/ Click the Go to Downloads link next to VMware Horizon Client for Windows making sure to … Continue reading Install & Connect to VDI – PC

Installing Matlab

Eligibility ISU Students, Faculty, and Staff on personal or ISU-owned equipment. Installation Notes The instructions below are applicable to both macOS and Windows installations of MATLAB.  If a step is specific to a particular operating system (OS), the step is prefaced with the particular OS in parentheses.  i.e. (Mac) and (Windows) Download MATLAB Navigate to … Continue reading Installing Matlab

Microsoft Imagine Windows 10

Eligibility ISU Students on Personal Machines Only Download the installer Navigate to http://cytools.iastate.edu/dreamspark and logon with your ISU Net-ID and password. Click the icon labeled Windows 10 to proceed. Click the Add To Cart button next to Windows 10 Education 32/64-bit (English) – Microsoft Imagine.  Make sure you are not getting any other version including … Continue reading Microsoft Imagine Windows 10