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Hardware and Software Recommendations

HARDWARE PURCHASES - RECOMENDED SPECIFICATIONS

PC

  • Software:  Windows 7 Professional or 8 Professional (anything but Home)
  • Laptop:   Intel core i5 or i7 (ideally multi core support), at least 4GB of RAM (8GB preferred), at least a 250 GB hard drive
  • Desktop:   Intel quad core (i7 or Xeon processor), at least 8GB of RAM (16GB preferred), at least a 500 GB hard drive
  • Graphics Card:  512 MB to 2 GB; video card driver should support OpenGL version 2.0 or higher

Mac

  • Software:  OSX version 10.6 or higher
  • Laptop:  MacBook Pro i5 or i7, at least 4GB of RAM (8GB preferred), Nvidia preferred or Intel 4000
  • Desktop:  Intel quad core (i7 or Xeon processor), at least 8GB of RAM (16GB preferred), at least a 500 GB hard drive
  • Graphics Card:  512 MB to 2 GB; video card driver should support OpenGL version 2.0 or higher

Other Items

  • 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse (helpful for 3d Modeling)
  • Webcam (external or built in)
  • Microphone and audio/playback capabilities
  • Please make sure you have administrative privileges on your machine so you can install programs and make changes


SOFTWARE PURCHASES - PRICING AND DOWNLOADS

Please check with all vendors for specific hardware requirements.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students and Teachers FOR PC & MAC
$19.99/month - includes all Adobe Creative Cloud software

Sketchup for Students FOR PC & MAC
$49/year - includes the full version of Sketchup Pro 2014

Maxwell Render FOR PC & MAC
Free - includes a full 1-year license.
Students should email license requests to David Hansen: david.hansen@the-bac.edu

Vectorworks FOR PC & MAC
Free - download software for educational use

Autodesk Education FOR PC; SOME PROGRAMS FOR MAC
Free - download all Autodesk software for educational use

Rhino for Students FOR PC & MAC
PC: $158.95 includes the full version of Rhino 5
MAC: FREE in development; missing some features and most plugins

ESRI ArcGIS Campus Site License FOR PC ONLY
Free - includes a 1-year student license for the full version of ArcGIS Desktop Student
Students should email license requests to David Hansen: david.hansen@the-bac.edu