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A general-purpose, finite-element analysis program that places special emphasis on advanced linear and nonlinear structural engineering and heat transfer applications. Click the software title for more information.

FineReader is an all-in-one OCR and PDF software application for working with documents. It provides easy-to-use tools to access and modify information in paper-based documents and PDFs.

Adams improves engineering efficiency and reduces product development costs by enabling early system-level design validation. Engineers can evaluate and manage the complex interactions between disciplines including motion, structures, actuation, and controls to better optimize product designs for performance, safety, and comfort.

Adobe Acrobat DC makes it easy to create, edit, and sign PDF documents.

Adobe After Effects lets you design and deliver professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

Adobe Bridge gives you centralized access to all the files and assets you need for your creative projects to organize personal and team assets, batch edit with ease, add watermarks, set centralized color preferences, and even upload your photos to Adobe Stock.

A web publishing and website management tool that integrates authoring, reviewing, and publishing in an easy-to-use WYSIWYG HTML editor.

Our Abobe CS5 is comprised of these desktop apps: Adobe Bridge, Contribute, Device Central, Dreamweaver, Encore, Extension Manager, Fireworks, Flash Catalyst, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, OnLocation, Photoshop, Soundbooth, and Utilities.

Adobe Dreamweaver is a web design and development application that provides a visual WYSIWYG editor and a code editor.

Adobe Encore (previously Adobe Encore DVD) is a DVD authoring software tool produced by Adobe Systems and targeted at professional video producers.

Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Fireworks provides web designers with a lightweight, effective means of creating graphics for their web pages without getting deep into code or lost amid multiple color palettes.

The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

This industry-leading page design and layout toolset lets you work across desktop and mobile devices to create, preflight, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, iPad apps, eBooks, and interactive online documents.

Ingest, transcode, create proxies, and output any format you can imagine. This powerful media management tool allows you to work with media in a unified way across applications. Close integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and other applications.

This is a staple program for artists and graphic designers that has been around since 1988. It is part of Adobe’s suite of creative programs and contains a powerful set of tools for photo editing and manipulation, for graphic design, and for art.

Craft your story efficiently that enables you to work dramatically faster thanks to the native 64-bit, GPU-accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine. Edit natively with the video formats you want. Save time by batch encoding source content to a wide variety of video formats for web, disc, broadcast, film, device, and mobile delivery. Enjoy efficient, collaborative workflows that accelerate production from scriptwriting to editing, encoding, and final delivery.

Creation of the Adobe Sound Document allows Adobe Flash to create multi-track audio projects in Soundbooth. Soundbooth also features dynamic linking that allows video sequences from Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro to be played in Soundbooth without having to first be rendered. Adobe Soundbooth uses a task-based interface.

This software is an electronic design automation software for RF, microwave, and high speed digital applications. In a powerful and easy-to-use interface, ADS pioneers the most innovative and commercially successful technologies, such as X-parameters* and 3D EM simulators, used by leading companies in the wireless communication & networking and aerospace & defense industries.

Collect and manage data, create professional maps, perform traditional and advanced spatial analysis, and solve real problems.

Arena’s product allows sharing product information, exchanging ideas, and implementing changes during the entire product lifecycle.

Aspen Basic Engineering provides close integration with the latest releases of all major process simulation, cost estimation, and equipment
design programs—whether they’re commercially available or developed in-house.

Audacity is a free, open-source audio editing and recording software

Create stunning designs with AutoCAD® design and documentation software. Speed documentation and detailing work with productivity tools, and share your work with TrustedDWG™ technology. Connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions. Select your CAD design software platform of choice with AutoCAD for Windows or AutoCAD for Mac. 

This software suite was initially released in 2002 by TechSmith. It’s for creating video tutorials and presentations recorded directly from a computer screen using screencasting or a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in. Although the program originally only included screen capture capabilities, it has evolved to include a wealth of post-processing tools as well.

ChemDraw is a powerful software that allows users to create and edit chemical structures for use in publications, classroom materials, and research. This tool is particularly useful for Chemistry and Biological Sciences faculty and students.

AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling workflows. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, you can better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change.

COMSOL Multiphysics® is a general-purpose software platform, based on advanced numerical methods, for modeling and simulating physics-based problems. With COMSOL Multiphysics, you will be able to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena.

Pearson’s Crystal Data is a crystallographic database published by ASM International. It contains crystal structures of a large variety of inorganic materials and compunds, edited by P. Villars and K. Cenzual. It contains 288,850 structural data sets (including atom coordinates and displacement parameters, when determined) for about 165,300 different chemical formulas, roughly 18,300 experimental powder diffraction patterns and about 271,000 calculated patterns (interplanar spacings, intensities, Miller indices).

Includes these programs: Adobe Bridge CS5, Adobe Contibute CS5, Adobe Device Central CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Encore CS5, Adobe Extension Manager CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe OnLocation CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Adobe Soundbooth CS5, Adobe Utilities CS5

The new Dragon Premium 12 takes voice command to the next level with enhanced features for greater accuracy and speed when creating documents, emailing, searching the web and other applications.

DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. Experience high-quality, professional disc authoring with DVD Architect™ Pro. Its clean, drag-and-drop interface, powerful layout, and incredible authoring tools make it easy to develop dynamic menu-based Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD projects. Create multi-menu projects with movies, picture slideshows, and music compilations.

A more advanced take on pro video editing for MacOS.

GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. An intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, create, and share your hits worldwide. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro.

GW-BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language developed by Microsoft from BASICA, originally for Compaq. It is otherwise identical to Microsoft/IBM BASICA, but is a fully self-contained executable and does not need the ROM BASIC. It was bundled with MS-DOS operating systems on IBM PC compatibles by Microsoft.

The Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (HEC) River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software allows you to perform one-dimensional steady and 1D and D unsteady flow river hydraulics calculations. HEC-RAS is an integrated system of software, designed for interactive use in a multi-tasking, multi-user network environment. The system is comprised of separate hydraulic analysis components, data storage/management capabilities, graphics and reporting facilities.

For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations, use Inspiration® 9, the ultimate thinking and learning tool.

Job Access With Speech (JAWS), is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.

Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments (NI).

A complete professional recording studio right on Mac, Logic Pro X gives you everything you need to go from first inspiration to final master.

PTC Mathcad combines with live mathematical notation, units intelligence, and powerful calculation capabilities. This engineering math software allows you to present your calculations with plots, graphs, text, and images in a single document.

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming.

MDSolids is software for topics taught in the Mechanics of Materials course (also commonly called Strength of Materials or Mechanics of Deformable Solids). This course is typically a part of civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering programs and a number of related programs. The software also features a number of modules for topics taught in the Statics course.

Access creates the database structure, complete with views that let you add and edit data. It can also import or link directly to data stored in other applications and databases.Click software title for more information.

This program features calculation, tables, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

Microsoft Office is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft, and it is available to active FSU students for free. It includes tools for document creation, data analysis, presentations, email, project collaboration, and more.

Microsoft OneNote (formerly called Microsoft Office OneNote) is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration.

Outlook's primary function is as an email application, but it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking functions, and more.

PowerPoint is a core part of the Office suite and is a globally recognized presentation program.

Microsoft Project Professional gives you powerful new ways to effectively manage important projects. Unlock easy collaboration capabilities to quickly start and deliver winning projects while leveraging the power of Office 365 or SharePoint to work from virtually anywhere. Make communication instantaneous through seamless integration of Lync to call or instant message team members from Project Professional. Extend Project’s functionality with Apps for Office to meet your specific business needs.

Microsoft Publisher is an entry-level desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.

Create professional diagrams to simplify complex information with updated shapes, collaboration tools and data-linked diagrams.

First released in 1983, Word is a core Microsoft program used to create documents, reports, letters, resumes, and more.

MiKTeX (pronounced mick-tech) is an up-to-date implementation of TeX/LaTeX and related programs for Windows (all current variants).

Minitab is a powerful statistics software package. Minitab has the following features: streamline your workflow, a comprehensive set of statistics for exploring your data, and graphs for communicating your success. Minitab's Assistant walks you through every step of your analysis and even helps you interpret your results.

Programming Environments: NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio.

Application Software: NI TestStand, NI DIAdem, NI VeriStand NI Multisim, NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection NI SignalExpress, and NI Requirements Gateway

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content.

OrCAD® provides an mix of value, capability, and performance that engineering teams across the world to help them meet their PCB design objectives, on-time and on-budget. OrCAD Lite provides free access to this production proven scalable PCB design technology for users of all types and budgets.

For analysis, design, and investigation of elevated reinforced concrete beams, joist, one-way, two-way and slab band systems. Engineering software for the analysis and design of concrete buildings and structures is used in many of the leading Universities worldwide, helping train the next generation of structural engineers. Versions: sp Slab v3.60, sp Beam v3.60, sp Wall, v4.02, sp Column v4.81, sp Mats v8.00, sp Frame v1.50

Spim is a self-contained simulator that runs MIPS32 programs. It reads and executes assembly language programs written for this processor. Spim does not execute binary (compiled) programs. Spim comes with complete source code and documentation. It also include a torture test to verify a port to a new machine.

PLECS (Piecewise Linear Electrical Circuit Simulation) can be applied to many disciplines of power electronics engineering. PLECS facilitates the modeling and simulation of complete systems, including power sources, power converters, and loads.

Included with PLECS is a comprehensive component library, which covers the electrical, as well as the magnetic, thermal, and mechanical aspects of power conversion systems and their controls.Power electronics circuits are captured with a schematic editor in a way that is familiar and intuitive for electrical engineers. Typical power electronics components such as semiconductors, inductors and capacitors are placed on the circuit diagram and simply connected by drawing wires.

POLYMATH programs allows the ability to apply effective numerical analysis techniques during interactive problem solving on personal computers. Results are presented graphically for easy understanding and for incorporation into papers and reports. Engineers, mathematicians, scientists, students, or anyone with a need to solve problems will appreciate the efficiency and speed of problem solution.

Mechanica supports several different mathematical models of hyperelastic material. Material properties can be defined by experimental data or using popular material laws such as Arruda-Boyce, Mooney-Rivlin, Neo-Hookean, etc.

Python is a general purpose, object-oriented programming language with dynamic semantics created in 1991 by Guido van Rossum. It is a useful language for Rapid Application Development and as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components.

QGIS is a free and open source software that revolves around all aspects of managing and using digital geographical data. You can open digital maps on your computer, create new spatial information to add to a map, create printed maps customized to your needs and perform spatial analysis.

The Altera Quartus II software is the most comprehensive environment available for system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) design. The software can assist you in FPGA and CPLD design. You can use the Quartus II graphical user interface, other EDA tools, or the Quartus II command-line interface.

According to Gartner Research, it is the most widely used soft processor in the FPGA industry. The Nios II processor delivers unprecedented flexibility for your cost-sensitive, real-time, safety-critical (DO-254), ASIC-optimized, and applications processing needs. The Nios II processor supports all Intel® FPGA and SoC families.

ModelSim-Altera Edition Software is recommended for simulating all field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs (Arria®, Cyclone®, Stratix® series FPGA designs and MAX® series CPLDs). 33 percent faster simulation performance than ModelSim®-Altera® Starter Edition software


R is a statistical programming language that has recently seen increased used in text analysis. RStudio is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for working on R projects.

You can find more information about R and RStudio on Sarah Stanley's Guide on Text Analysis

Improve reading and writing confidence. Read&Write lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently.

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Packed with the most current steel, concrete, cold-formed steel, masonry, aluminum and timber design codes, RISA-3D gives you the tools to tackle multi-material projects with confidence. 3D analysis/design software is made available, intuitive interface and familiar spreadsheets.


SAS educational analytical suite provides a comprehensive array of advances analytic capabilities for statistical analysis, forecasting, econometrics, operations research and quality control.

If you need help finding statistics and data, check out FSU Research Guides.

Second Life is an online virtual world, developed and owned by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003. Second Life viewer is installed but you may also install other viewers such as Phoenix Firestorm. When you log out the software you download will automatically be removed from that machine.

Tecnomatix® digital manufacturing solutions from Siemens PLM Software provides the product lifecycle of manufacturing planning efforts. The software associates product, process, resource and plant data for manufacturers.

 SolidWorks Premium 2013 is a comprehensive 3D design solution that enables you to create, validate, communicate, and manage your product designs. By integrating powerful design tools, including industry-leading part, assembly, and drawing capabilities, with built-in simulation, cost estimation, rendering, animation, and product data management.

Sound Forge digital audio editing software includes a powerful set of audio processes, tools, and effects for manipulating audio. Sound Forge software allows you to edit, record, encode, and master nearly any form of digital audio including WAV, AIFF, and MP3.

Fly through audio editing and mixing with a new, streamlined interface that combines the multitrack Timeline and Waveform Editor in a single view. Easily create immersive soundtracks with innovative surround sound tools. Automatically conform your audio edit to changes made in your video edit. With its familiar interface and intuitive tools, Soundtrack Pro is the Final Cut Pro of audio post-production.

SPSS is one of the most popular statistical packages for in-depth research. With SPSS, you can manage the entire statistical analysis process—from data collection to analysis to reporting—allowing you to make better decisions and improve performance. This powerful software package helps you handle highly complex data manipulation and analysis with a simple, drag-and-drop interface and user-friendly instructions.

Stata is a complete, integrated software package that provides all your data science needs—data manipulation, visualization, statistics, and automated reporting.

TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. Therefore TeXstudio has numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking and various assistants.

Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition provides a complete integrated development and debugging environment making it the easiest way to create custom, powerful applications using the C/C++ language. Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition also contains an enhanced version of the C/C++ optimizing compiler for the fastest executables.

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