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Digital Tools

To become effective designers, you will need to work with a wide range of design tools.

Resources on Campus

We provide two Mac computer labs; software includes Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.

Student's Resources

Beginning with the spring term of first year, you will be expected to obtain a laptop computer and printer/scanner. Software may be acquired incrementally.

Macintosh Recommended Specifications

Apple Mac Book Pro
Quad Core i7 Processor (min 2.3 Ghz)
16 GB of DDR3 RAM
Mac OS 10.9
Intel Iris Graphics or Nvidia GX 750M
512 GB hard drive
15.4" built-in LCD
Three Year Applecare package

PC Recommended Specifications

Intel i7 Quad Core processor
Windows 7 - x64 or 8 - x64
8GB of RAM
NVIDIA® Quadro® K2100M/K1100M, Nvidia Geforce 750M, or AMD FirePro M4000 Mobility Pro video processor
500GB hard drive
Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless Ethernet (802.11 g/n)
Three year warranty
Theft and damage insurance

Software and Other

OpenOffice, iWork, or Microsoft Office: word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
Adobe Creative Cloud (student discount available)
SketchUp (free or discounted version available)
Revit (free student version available)
AutoCad (free student version available)
Thumbdrive
Back-up external hard drive and backup program
Digital Camera

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