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Information Technology

Welcome to the Architecture, Planning and Landscape IT Department for CADC at Auburn University. On this site, you will find various tutorials, tips, and current news about information technology within APLA.

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APLA is now on the Auburn Domain

What does that mean for you?


AU Logins – Accessing the network resources on the new CADC servers will require that you use your Auburn University credentials (AU email username and password).


CADCShare – A network file server for Faculty and Students. This is where shared folders, such as Class folders, Supplemental References, and Student Organizations, will live. It can be accessed from any computer by going to \\CADCShare (Windows) or smb://CADCShare (Mac).


CADCPrint – A centralized print server that will house all network printers and copiers in the college. It can be accessed by going to \\CADCPrint (Windows).


Class folders – As mentioned above the Class folders for APLA, BSCI, SIGD, ENVD, and INDC will now be located on CADCShare. In addition to this, Class folders WILL NOT be automatically created. Faculty who would like a Class folder must put in a request. Requests can be made to the UTM in your department AND/OR the IT Coordinator (

Adding a Printer to Your Laptop

This is a must know for working in Dudley Hall!


For Windows PC

B&W Printer  Phaser Printer  Ricoh Color Printer


For Macs

B&W Printer  Phaser Printer  Ricoh Color Printer


Using PaperCut to Release Print Jobs

Follow these quick and easy steps!


Using the HP T2300 Plotters

This is an interactive simulation of the new plotters capabilities. Try this if you are having trouble plotting or scanning.


Feeding Custom Paper on T2300 Plotters

Learn how to feed custom paper into the plotters for printing.


Manually Feeding the Xerox Phasers

Trying to print on fancy paper for your portfolio? Try this.

Rescaling Image Size for Printing

Too large of an image can sometime jam up the printers. This tutorials will ensure that your files print the first time.


Printing Double Sided

Need to print a portfolio double-sided? Just want to save paper? This tutorial will help!


Optimizing PDF Files to Print

Large PDF files will not print on the phasers. Optimizing your file will reduce its size without losing quality.


Printing Colors Correctly

It is not likely that you will be able to print the exact colors that your monitor shows, but here are a few steps to getting the colors on your screen to match the colors the plotters will print as closely as possible.


Printing to a Laser Cutter

This is an important tutorial to make sure you don't melt the laser cutters!


Changing your Auburn University Password

APLA-IT recommends changing your password each semester.


Computer Maintenance Tips

Learn the basics of keeping your computer in top shape.


Getting Rid of Spam

Learn how to automatically move spam to your junk mail file.


Marking as Junk Mail

Learn how to block junk mail in your main inbox on tigermail.


File Mover

If you need to share large files, the Auburn Website has a useful tool, called "File Mover," where you can upload and share any files.

Personal Laptops

Connecting to the Wireless Internet

This is one of the most important tutorials on this site!


Using the VPN Client

Accessing files from home will allow you to work anywhere you want. Get VPN to gain extra flexibility in how you work!


Accessing Class Folders

Learn how to access your class folders from your laptop.

Windows PC      Macs


Laptop Specifications

The school of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture has a laptop policy requiring all students to own personal laptop computers.


Accessing Your OneDrive for Business Library

Learn how to access your OneDrive for Business library.

General Computing Within Dudley Hall

Printing Within Dudley Hall


Microsoft Security Essentials (PC Only)

This free antivirus software is the same antivirus software used to protect all of the APLA computers from viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

Image Editing


This free photo editing software is an excellent alternative to using Adobe Photoshop.


This vector graphic editing software is an excellent alternative to using Adobe Illustrator.

Document Processing

Open Office Suite

This software suite is similar to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) It can open and save most file formats.


3D Modeling and Drafting


This BIM software is a great substitute for AutoCAD that will allow you to draw, model, and display your building designs with ease.


This software suite is a must-have for any design professional that allows you to develop high quality projects with programs ranging from AutoCAD to Revit.

Google SketchUP

This BIM software functions similarly to ArchiCAD and Revit, and has many of the same features as SketchUP Pro.


This 3D modeling software is very easy to use and very similar to Rhino.

Other Software

Google Earth

This virtual globe program provides detailed maps and images of the world.

Cisco VPN and Antivirus

Auburn University provides free antivirus software for students, as well as, the Cisco VPN client needed to access the file and print server from off campus.



Free Software

Latest Free Software

Google Earth Pro

Google Earth Pro is now free for everyone to use!

Go to the website below to download:

Maxwell Render

Maxwell now offers its products at no cost to all students.

For more information on how to obtain a standalone license please contact Steven Wall in DY215.

Microsoft 365 for Students

Auburn now offers Microsoft 365 free for enrolled students

Go to the website above and follow the instructions provided.

Contact Us




Unit Tech Manager

Steven Wall

Dudley Hall room 215


phone: (334) 844 - 8808

Please feel free to contact us at any time with any issues you may be having.

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