• AutoCAD


    Supporting both 2D and 3D formats, AutoCAD is for computer-aided design and drafting. It is the most ubiquitous microcomputer design program in the world, featuring functions like polylines and curve fitting. A huge range of professionals, from architects, project managers and engineers, use AutoCAD. Plus, after student feedback is gathered, many more plug-ins will be added. Let us know what add-ons you need, here.

    Use AutoCAD to design and shape the world around you.


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    MATLAB is a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. It allows for matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools and built-in math functions let you explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages.

  • ArcGIS


    ArcGIS is for geospatial data analysis and more. ESRI’s ArcGIS is a leading GIS software with tools and capabilities for gathering, editing, analyzing, and modeling data. ArcMap offers a comprehensive GUI and a suite of geoprocessing functions for both raster- and vector-based datasets, and ArcCatalog allows for easy tracking and organizing of data. ArcGlobe and ArcScene offer 3-D data modeling capabilities. Use ArcGIS to effectively manage your geospatial data and design map displays.

  • Logic Pro

    Logic Pro Logo Logic Pro is music editing software that has everything you need to write, record, and mix your own music, whether you work in a studio or play in a garage. And with over 250 audio tracks and an unprecedented collection of samples, you’ll always have what you need to complete your project. Logic Pro can run hundreds of plug-ins, as well.
  • Adobe After Effects

    Adobe After Effects

    Primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects, Adobe After Effects allows you to animate, alter and composite media in both 2D and 3D space. With built-in tools like animation presets, shape presets, template compositions and Brainstorm, you can save time and realize your design faster. After Effects features the broadest range of colors available in 16- and 32-bit color modes, making work that is film and HDTV ready. After Effects also features the widest range of formats – from large-format feature films and HD television to websites and mobile devices.

  • Autodesk Maya


    Autodesk Maya is a 3D computer graphics software application used to create interactive video games, animated film, TV series, architecture and other visual effects.

    With an open architecture designed specifically for the Walt Disney production team behind the film “Dinosaur,” Maya is renowned in the industry for its customizable user interface and unique workflow.

  • Avid Media Composer

    Avid Media Composer

    Avid Media Composer is a non-linear editing system (NLE) and the flagship product of Avid Technology. It’s also the dominant NLE editing system in the film and television industry. Whether you’re editing movies, TV shows, commercials or other video, Avid provides 64-bit performance, easy-to-use tools and streamlined HD, all with an open platform that allows you to work with the gear you already have.



    LINGO is a comprehensive tool designed to make building and solving linear, nonlinear, quadratic, quadratically constrained, second order cone, stochastic, and integer optimization models much faster, easier and more efficient. LINGO gives you a completely integrated package that includes a powerful language for expressing optimization models, a full featured environment for building and editing problems, and a set of fast built-in solvers. LINGO will help you cut your development time and formulate your integer programs quickly in a highly readable form.

  • S-Plus 7.0


    S-PLUS 7.0 is a stastical program that features object-oriented programming capabilities and advanced analytical alogorithms.

    With it, you can…

    • Manage projects and code files in the S-PLUS Workbench.

    • View data in the Data Viewer

    • Split or append a data set

    • Clean, sort, and filter rows and columns in a data set.

    • Create plots using hexbin plotting.

    • Fit models to large data sets.

    • Export the large data set.

    • Create your own functions that use large data sets.

  • HLM

    HLM HLM (Hierarchical Linear Modeling) multilevel models to study relationships at any level, all without sacrificing the variability associated with each level of the hierarchy. With HLM you can not only estimate model coefficients at each level, but also predict the random effects associated with each sampling unit at every level. It is suitable for use with data from any research field that has a hierarchical structure, including longitudinal analysis, in which an individual's repeated measurements can be nested within the individuals being studied.
  • CrimeStat


    CrimeStat conducts special and statistical analysis on objects located in a GIS. In other words, it’s a spatial statistics program for the analysis of crime incident locations designed to provide supplemental statistical tools to aid law enforcement agencies and criminal justice researchers in their crime mapping efforts. The objects can be points (e.g. events, locations), zones (e.g. blocks, traffic analysis zones, cities) or lines (e.g. street segments).

  • TreeAge Pro 2009

    TreeAge Pro 2009

    It used to be that computer modeling relied on an outdated, character-based software. As a result, model building and analysis were only for a few analysts with the with the sophisticated software necessary. In contrast, TreeAge Pro's user-friendly interface makes it practical for even occasional users to build and analyze sophisticated models. TreeAge can be used for pharmaceutical, oil & gas, healthcare, business, engineering and legal purposes.

  • Gaussian


    Gaussian is computational chemistry software that provides you with state of the art capabilities for electric structure modeling. Containing every scientific modeling feature, none of which impose any artificial limitations on calculations, includes cutting-edge research in quantum chemistry and other fields. Gaussian candy o fundamental algorithms, model chemistries, geometry optimizations, reaction modeling, Vibrational analysis, molecular properties, ONIOM calculations, excited states, self-consistent reaction field solvation models, and last but not lease, easy-to-use features.

  • IBM/ILOG LogicNet Plus 7.1

    IBM/ILOG LogicNet Plus 7.1

    IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus is software for supply chain network optimization and supply chain design, an off-the-shelf decision support solution for ongoing strategic planning. With IBM ILOG LogicNet you can manage business growth, evaluate the network and determine where and when new facilities are needed.

  • Stata


    Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides you with everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Used all around the world, Stata specializes in the fields of economics, sociology, political science, biomedicine and epidemiology.

  • SPSS

    SPSS SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is used for survey authoring and deployment, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis, and collaboration and deployment.
  • Sketchpad


    Sketchpad, considered the ancestor of modern computer-aided drafting, helped change the way people interact with computers. It was the first program every to utilize a complete graphical user interface, using x-y point plotters and the recently invented light pen. It pioneered the use of “objects” and “instances” in computing, allowing master drawings to be made into many duplicates. It also let – and continues to let – you easily constrain geometric properties in the drawing, like the length of a line or the angle between two lines.

  • SAS


    SAS (Stastical Analysis System) is an integrated system of software products that allows you to retrieve both data management and data mining, report writing and graphics, execute statistical analysis, plan business, forecasting and decision-making, research operations, develop applications, and much more. The great thing about SAS is its ability to allow extensive customization, allowing you to cater the program exactly to your needs.

  • Minitab


    Minitab is a statistic package that does…just about everything. It features an intuitive design that is simple to use, plus tools for organizing analysis, generating reports. It also boasts a glossary of statistical terms and hundreds of data sets. With it you can easily export to PowerPoint and Word, With Minitab you can have… detailed data and file management, regression analysis, power and sample size, multivariate analysis, sign tests, runs tests, Friedman tests, time series and forecasting tools, statistical process control, and analysis of variance.

  • Mathematica


    Almost any workflow involves computing results, and that’s what Mathematica does. This popular application fully integrates computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed solutions.

  • Maple

    Maple is a computer algebra system. In other words, the best math tutor you’ll ever have. With more than 100 new applications, Maple covers mathematics from precalculus and calculus to statistics and physics. It features a smart 2-D plot view and computational efficiency fit for series expansion, determinant, integration, both single and two variable plotting and animation of functions, helping you understand your math better. With high-impact visualization and new color schemes, you will not only produce mathematic visuals, but also ensure they look stunning.
  • RefWorks

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    RefWorks is an online citation management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help you gather, manage, store and share research information. It's especially helpful in saving citations from research databases and creating correctly formatted footnotes and bibliographies. Your references are stored in the cloud (online), and from your reference list, you can link to Northeastern's subscriptions to the full text.

  • EndNote

    Use EndNote to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles by grouping citations into “libraries” with file extension and a corresponding data folder. With flexible tools for searching, organizing, and sharing your research, EndNote makes citing easy.
  • PGI Geomatica


    PCI Geomatica is a remote sensing desktop software package for processing earth observation data. It’s aimed mainly at faster data processing and allows you to load satellite and aerial imagery wherever advanced analysis can be performed. Educational institutions and scientific programs around the world use it. And now you can, too. With a huge variety of automatic correction tools, PCI Geomatica allows automatic detection and removal of image brightness variations, radiometric color balancing, and automatic cutline determination to minimize visibility it seams of the mosaic.

  • A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy


    A.D.A.M Interactive Anatomy is said to be the most comprehensive anatomy resource available online, and for good reason. It sports the most comprehensive digital database of detailed anatomical images in the world, including illustrated, fully dissectible male and female bodies. It includes point-and-click identification capabilities of over 20,000 anatomical structures (peer-reviewed by a team of leading anatomists to ensure anatomical accuracy).

  • SQL Server


    Microsoft SQL Server is a database management system whose main function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications. In other words, it’s a way to store and get data, whether from small applications on the same computer, or to millions of users on computers that access huge amounts of data. With a healthy handful of new feature and enhancements, SQL Server has a huge set of options to improve database availability, allowing you to get built-in mission critical capabilities and enable breakthrough insights.

  • Filemaker Pro 10

    FileMaker Pro is a powerful, easy-to-use database software that helps you and your team get any task done faster. To get started, FileMaker Pro allows you to drag and drop Microsoft Excel or Bento data directly into the program, then use built-in starter solutions or a custom database to manage your information. From there, get step-by-step reporting tools – including eye-catching charts, tools for managing contacts, easy ways to organize projects and tips for tracking inventory – to help manage and automate tasks.
  • OmniOutliner


    OmniOutliner is for creating, collecting, and organizing information of all kinds. Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays, and… bake cookies. Or at least six of those seven.

  • Microsoft Office


    Chances are there’ll be a point in your college career where you’ll need some feature Microsoft Office offers – whether it be Word for English, Excel for stats, or Powerpoint for communications. The software includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acess, OneNote, Publisher and Lync, and with it the chance to improve your visual impact, video editing, ease of collaboration, ability to retrieve notes easily and data display.

  • iMovie


    Apple’s iMovie is perfect for turning your home videos or school projects into your all-time favorite films. Easy-to-use editing software lets you make a movie your mom will love, get that A, or share your work with everyone you know. iMovie imports video footage or photo files from a hard drive. From there, you can add titles, music and other effects to suit your needs. New versions feature built-in movie trailer presets, sounds effects, voiceovers and music, all while showing you detailed audio waveforms for all your clips.

  • GarageBand


    GarageBand is a streamlined digital audio workstation and music sequencer that can record and play back multiple tracks of audio. Use it to mix music with software and live instruments, record and edit podcasts, or any other audio projects.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro


    Broadcasters from BBC and “The Tonight Show” use Adobe Premiere Pro, and now you can too. Edit videos using a timeline-based application that supports high resolution, 32-bits per channel color, VST audio plug-in support and 5.1 surround sound mixing – plus over 50 new features requested by editors from the industry. See your media and play clips with less clutter, thanks to a highly intuitive interface that features customizable project panel views, transport controls and track readers. What’s more, quickly and easily edit multicam footage from as many cameras as you have on the shoot.

  • Adobe InDesign


    InDesign is a publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. It is perfect for creating posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. Both graphic designers and productions artists use it to layout periodical publications and print media, while web designers use it to create digital publications and content suitable for tablet computers. Linked content, alternate layout, content collector tools, smart guides, rapid table creation and on-object controls help you increase productivity, as well as produce sophisticated page layouts.

  • Adobe Dreameaver


    Adobe Dreamweaver web design software is a visual interface for making and editing industry-level HTML website and mobile apps, with the option of using extensions to extend core functionality. Thanks to its Fluid Grid Layout, Dreamweaver allows you to construct complex web designs and layouts without getting buried in code. FGL is adaptive, allowing you to not only design projects, but also display them on different screen sizes for desktops and other devices.

  • WaveStar


    WaveStar capturse measurement waveforms and data easily without programming. You can create, edit, and transfer telecommunication masks. WaveStar allows you to access, organize, move, and manipulate instrument files and data log measurements from single or multiple instruments. WaveStar is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • TrafficWare


    TrafficWare software provide tools for improving traffic flow and making the work of traffic engineers easier. This software provides products that produce the best signal timings, the most accurate capacity analysis and simulation, and the highest level of productivity to the traffic engineer. TrafficWare is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • MyChip Station Pro 2005


    MyChip Station Pro is a powerful full custom IC layoutsystem. It consists of a full custom layout editor, a design rule checker, a netlist extractor, a layout vs. schematic comparison tool and a data converter.MyChip Station Pro 2005 is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • Multisim 10


    Multisim 10 is a circuit design performance software with powerful SPICE simulation and intuitive analyses. You can reduce design errors, prototype faster, and improve productivity. Save prototype iterations and optimize printed circuit board (PCB) designs earlier in the design process by using the Multisim design approach. Multisim 10 is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • Aspen Engineering Suite


    Aspen Engineering Suite supports integrated collaborative engineering to create a front end engineering design package and share process engineering expertise. Aspen Engineering Suite includes physical property data, models, estimation and regression capabilities adapted for the Oil & Gas, Refining, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals industries. Aspen Engineering Suite is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • Arena


    Arena simulation software to helps demonstrate, predict, and measure system strategies for effective, efficient and optimized performance. It works to protect your business by analyzing the impact of new business ideas, rules, and strategies before implementation on live customers—offline, without causing disruptions in service. Arena is available on PC workstations in the DMC.



    ANSYS simulation software enables organizations to confidently predict how their products will operate in the real world. ANSYS is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • Read & Write Gold

    Read Write Gold lets you scan any words or pages, then hear the text read back to you in a natural, human voice. It can also take text directly from a website, word document of PDF document. In addition, the words that are spoken are highlighted as they are spoken out loud, making it easy to find your place, should you get distracted. For college students, Read Write Gold is great for scanning in large amounts of text and listening to them at a later time.
  • StatTransfer 8

    Stat Transfer software packaging StatTransfer 8 is designed to simplify the transfer of statistical data between different programs. Manual transfer is not only time-consuming, it is error-prone. StatTransfer removes this barrier by providing an extremely fast, reliable and automatic way to move data. StatTransfer preserves all of the precision in your data, while automatically minimizing the size of your output data set. It also allows control over the storage format of your output variables. StatTransfer 8 is available on PC workstations in the DMC.
  • QSR


    QSR is comprised of NVivo, a software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It allows the user to collect, organize, and analyze content from sources such as interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media and web pages. QSR is available on PC workstations in the DMC.

  • ChemBioViz 12.2

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    ChemBioViz is more than an integrated data and management visualization solution – it’s a way to help researchers leverage the value of their data. The program allows you to combine data organization, linking, query and result management with the advanced data visualization and analysis in one solution. In doing so, you eliminate manual data structure, which is notoriously time-consuming and error-prone. You can use a basic set of display and visualization tools to quickly combine, filter, view and manipulate structure to create a more comprehensive and holistic view.

  • Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro X

    With a dynamic editing interface and easily transferable hardware, Final Cut Pro lets you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision. Great for video hobbyists and independent filmmakers, Final Cut Pro allows you to log and transfer video onto a hard drive (internal or external) and edit, process and output to a huge variety of formats.

  • Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator Illustrator features precise shape-building tools, fluid and painterly brushes, and advanced path controls, not to mention a powerful tracing engine that gets clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable results.

    Multiple artboards allow you to organize and view up to 100 artboards of varying sizes overlapping or on a grid, all while letting you add, delete, reorder and name them with ease. And integration with other Adobe solutions like Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Acrobat and more allow you to move projects smoothly from design to print or digital output.

  • Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop Retouch images, create designs and edit video with an extensive family of tools, all while experiencing exceptionally fast performance. One-click styles allow you to not only create superior images, but do so in significantly fewer steps, allowing you to save time and achieve consistent formatting. Easily remove or move image objects and use content-aware technology to fill, patch, extend or recompose your image with stunning results.