Software Licensing & Purchasing

The Computing Group manages volume licenses for software that is commonly used by the department.

The following software is currently available through departmental licensing:

Microsoft Windows, Office, and Visual Studio

The following software is available for use by department faculty, staff, and students on a personally-owned or institution-owned computer designated for your exclusive use.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Education (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Office 2016 Pro Plus (32 and 64 bit)
  • Office 2016 for OS X
  • Office 2013 Pro Plus (32 and 64 bit)
  • Office 2011 for OS X
  • Office 2010
  • Office 2008 for OS X
  • Office 2007
  • Visual Studio Pro 2015
  • Visual Studio Pro 2008
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    Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

    Adobe Acrobat Pro XI is available for use by faculty and staff on departmentally owned computers only.

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    Adobe Illustrator/Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are no longer stand-alone products. However they are now bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud, licensed to UCLA users by Software Central. You can contact UCLA Software Central to see about a subscription service to Adobe Creative Cloud, an online software package that can be licensed for users and/or devices. Aisjah Bowens of the Physics & Astronomy Financial Services Office is the administrator of this licensing agreement. Please contact Ms. Bowens at bowens@physics.ucla.edu for more information about obtaining this product.

    IDL

    Note that you will need to sign in with your Physics & Astronomy LDAP credentials. For information about obtaining an LDAP account, please click here.

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    Mathematica (Wolfram Research)

    Note that you will need to sign in with your Physics & Astronomy LDAP credentials. For information about obtaining an LDAP account, please click here.

    Download

    SolidWorks 2017

    We have a 100-seat license for the department.  If you wish to use it off-campus, you must connect to the P&A VPN first or else the license server will not be able to be contacted. Solidworks is Windows-only so you will need a Windows virtual machine for Macs.

    Download

    LABVIEW

    The department maintains a site-license for LABVIEW, which is available to research groups who have paid a $480 recharge.

    Download

    Supermongo

    The Astronomy department has a volume license for Supermongo.

    Download

    MATLAB (MathWorks)

    We do not have a volume license for MATLAB at this time. However you can access this software via http://www.library.ucla.edu/clicc/software as long as you're connected wirelessly to Eduroam and can login using your standard UCLA logon ID. You'll also likely want to use Firefox with pop-up blocker turned off; the Software Shortcut option doesn't work with Chrome, and Safari is problematical.

    AutoCAD

    AutoDesk licensing is handled on an individual/group level. There is no Department-wide initiative. Campus has an agreement in place and you can get more info (& purchase) via UCLA Software Central:

    http://www.softwarecentral.ucla.edu/product_list.htm#autodesk

Requesting Software

To request additional software, please submit a help desk request.