College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Auburn University

Welcome to the architecture branch of the CADC-IT department. We are here to provide all forms of computer support. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we encourage you to contact us at any time.

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Laser Cutter Hours (Non-Shop Hours)

Starting September 2nd

Sunday: 1 to 9 p.m.

Monday through Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday: Open Upon Special Request


Click through the tabs below for helpful tips and tricks!



Free Software


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.

Microsoft Office 365 for Students

The Office of Information Technology has partnered with Microsoft to bring Auburn University students Office 365. This account gives you access to your school email (25 GB), calendar, and Microsoft Office.


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.


This software lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files.

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.


Discounted Software

3D Modeling and Drafting

Google SketchUP Pro 8

This 3D modeling program is easy to use and provides students with access to more features than the free version provides.

Image Editing

AU Bookstore

The Auburn University Bookstore offers discounted Adobe software.


Adobe provides students with discounted Adobe products ranging from Photoshop to InDesign.

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Contact Us

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

Unit Tech Manager

Steven Wall

Dudley Hall room 215

email: wallstk@auburn.edu

phone: (334) 844 - 8808

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