Category: How Tos

Informational write-ups.

Add New ENGR VDI Server

The College of Engineering has changed the VDI server address to vdi.engineering.iastate.edu. If you already have the VMware Horizon Client installed from previous semesters, follow this guide to update to the new server address. System Requirements An active VPN connection (if off campus) Mac or PC with VMware Horizon Client installed Add New Server Open … Continue reading Add New ENGR VDI Server

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) Download the installer Navigate to https://vdi.engineering.iastate.edu/ Click the Go to Downloads link next to VMware Horizon Client for Windows making sure to choose the appropriate link based on your installed architecture of Windows … Continue reading Install & Connect to VDI – PC

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) Download the installer Navigate to https://vdi.engineering.iastate.edu/ Click the Go to Downloads link next to VMware Horizon Client for Mac. Click the Download button to proceed. Locate the downloaded file and double-click the dmg … Continue reading Install & Connect to VDI – Mac

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

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