Download Software
Updated: 11 March 2021 10:30 AM

Students, faculty and staff at OCAD U can access the software shown in the following tables. Some software is downloaded from the internet, while others need to be requested. Please see the Access column, it provides a link to the software.

Note: Graduate students in a program other than DFI or IAMD are not enrolled in the Laptop Program, and need to opt-in to access most software packages.  

OCAD U Software - All students, faculty and staff

Software

Access

Notes

Adobe Creative Cloud
macOS & Windows 

Creative Cloud Desktop

Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more.

Download Creative Cloud Desktop. Use the Creative Cloud app to install the products you need. Learn more about Creative Cloud at Adobe.com.

Note: Access to Creative Cloud for graduating students.

Autodesk
macOS &Windows

Autodesk Education

Includes AutoCAD, Maya and more. All downloadable from Autodesk Education.

Note: Proof of enrollment/employment is required by Autodesk Education.

Note: Not all Autodesk products are available for macOS.

Microsoft Office 365
macOS & Windows

OCAD U 365

Login to 365 and click Install Office.

Microsoft Teams
macOS & Windows

Microsoft

Use the desktop Teams client for the optimal meeting experience.

Microsoft Windows 10
Intel-based computers

OCAD U
On the Hub

Students can use On the Hub, faculty and staff must contact ithelp@ocadu.ca.
Note: It is not possible to run Windows on a Mac computer (Bootcamp) with an M1 processor.

Kurzweil 3000
macOS & Windows

OCAD U
On the Hub 
Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology, text to speech, learning tool.

 

OCAD U Software - Program and course specific

Software

Access

Users

Notes

Cycling 74 Max
macOS & Windows

OCAD U
On the Hub

Currently enrolled in the course(s).

  • GART-1031
  • INTM-2004
  • INTM-2017
  • GDES-3092

Currently enrolled in the program(s).

  • Digital Futures (Undergraduate)

Max is a visual programming language for music and multimedia.

Dragonframe
macOS & Windows

Email:
ithelp@ocadu.ca

Currently enrolled in the following courses.

  • INTM-2006
  • INTM-2008
Stop motion animation.

Rhino 3D
macOS & Windows

OCAD U
On the Hub

Faculty/staff email:
ithelp@ocadu.ca

Currently enrolled in the following programs.

  • Material Art & Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Digital Futures (Undergraduate)

Rhino 3D is NURBS based modelling and CAD.

Sketchup 3D
macOS & Windows

OCAD U
On the Hub

Faculty/staff email:
ithelp@ocadu.ca

Currently enrolled in the following programs.

  • Environmental Design
3D modelling computer program for a wide range of applications such as interior design and landscape architecture.

Solidworks
Windows

Email:
ithelp@ocadu.ca

 Currently enrolled in the following programs.

  • Industrial Design
SolidWorks is a solid modelling computer-aided design program.

ToonBoom Harmony
macOS & Windows

Authorized users have been emailed instructions.

Email:
ithelp@ocadu.ca

Currently enrolled in the following courses.

  • INTM-2019
  • INTM-3005 

2D animation software.

 

OCAD U Software - Faculty only

Software

Access

Notes

TechSmith Camtasia
macOS & Windows

Email:
ithelp@ocadu.ca

Screen capture and video creation. Integrated with TechSmith Knowmia. 

Learn more about Camtasia at TechSmith.com.

Free Software

The software below is not directly supported by IT Services. Since some of this software is in use in the OCAD U community the links here are provided for your convenience.

Software

Download Site

Notes

Arduino
macOS & Windows

arduino.cc

Write code and upload to Arduino microcontroller boards.

Blender
macOS & Windows

blender.org   3D computer graphics.

Processing
macOS & Windows

processing.org Graphical library and integrated development environment for electronic and new media art.
Unity
macOS & Windows
unity3d.com Popular game development platform.

 

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