Computer Aided Engineering Resources

Computer Support

The Engineering & Design Department provides access to all software and hardware needs in the computer labs in the Ross Engineering Building.  Remote desktop is also available. 

For questions, please send an email to: engd.compsupport@wwu.edu.

student at computer

Fall 2021 Computer Systems Tips

  1. Students can request a loaner laptop through ATUS here: https://atus.wwu.edu/equipment-loan.
  2. MFGE, ID, and PCE students who have a device but can’t run required software, can remotely connect to an engineering lab computer.  You can use this website: https://remoteaccess.labstats.com/western-washington-university to remotely access the ET262 and ET308 lab computers. You will first need to connect to the VPN and have Microsoft Remote Desktop installed. Full instructions for remotely connecting can be found on the website.
  3. We have obtained home use licensees for the following software:

For questions or concerns, please email engd.compsupport@wwu.edu.

Computer Specifications

The computer labs in the Ross Engineering Building provide:

Model: Dell Precision Tower 3420

Operating system:  Windows 10 64 bit

Processor: Xeon E3-1245 (quad core 3.7 GHz)

Ram: 16 GB

Storage: 500 GB sata ssd

Video card: Nvidia Quadro P600

Power supply: 240W

Recommendations for personal computers/laptops

2021 Desktop Model

Model: Dell Precision 3440 or 3640

Operating System:  Windows 10 64 bit

Processor: Intel i5 10th gen or better

Ram: 16 GB

Storage: 256 GB ssd or larger

Video Card: Nvidia Quadro P520 or better

2021 Laptop Model

Model: Dell Precision 3551

Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit

Processor: Intel i5 10th gen or better

Ram: 16 GB

Storage: 256 GB ssd or larger

Video Card: Nvidia Quadro P520 or better

Suggestions

*  For equivalent models from other vendors check to make sure they are on the certified list from Dassault: https://www.3ds.com/support/hardware-and-software.

* 3rd party vendors may have better pricing than direct from the manufacturer.