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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)


P: drive – A.K.A. CADCShare -Network fileserver for Faculty and Students. This is where shares such as Class folders, Supplemental References, and Student Organizations will live. 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. Can be access 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 (beckujl@auburn.edu)


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 software is an excellent alternative to Adobe Photoshop.


This software is an excellent alternative to 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.



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

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.


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.

Adding a Printer to Your Laptop

This is a must know for working in Dudley Hall!


For Windows PC

B&W Printer    Xerox Phaser    Ricoh Color Printer


For Macs

B&W Printer    Xerox Phaser    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

This how to will show you how to feed custom paper into the plotters for printing.


Printing Colors Correctly

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

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.


Optimizing PDF Files to Print

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



Manually Feeding the Xerox Phasers

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


Printing Double Sided

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


Printing to a Laser Cutter

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


Printing Within Dudley Hall

General Computing Within Dudley Hall


Changing your Auburn University Password

APLA-IT recommends changing your password each semester.

Video                     PDF


Computer Maintenance Tips

Learn the basics of keeping your computer in top shape.


Getting Rid of Spam

If you are tired of having spam in your main inbox on tigermail, you can automatically move them 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." 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

Having access to files from home can let you work anywhere you want. Get VPN to gain extra flexibility in how you work!


Accessing Class Folders

This will help you access your class folders from your laptop.


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.

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Contact Us

Unit Tech Manager

Steven Wall

Dudley Hall room 215

email: wallstk@auburn.edu

phone: (334) 844 - 8808

Student Representatives

Justin Burkholder

Dudley Hall room 215

email: jcb0022@auburn.edu

phone: (334) 844 - 8808

Stephanie Stratton

Dudley Hall room 215

email: ses0072@auburn.edu

phone: (334) 844 - 8808

Caitlyn Salters

Dudley Hall room 215

email: crs0034@auburn.edu

phone: (334) 844 - 8808

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