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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

Pumpkin Carve 2014

Pumpkin Carve will be streamed live via a static camera and for the first time via a roaming camera. Stay tuned to the APLA-IT facebook page for more information.

New Software to be Installed

APLA-IT will be soon be installing Maxwell Render v3 on all Lab Computers. Maxwell has released its software for free to all students and faculty. To install a copy on your personal laptop, please come by DY215 for more information.

Fall Workshop Schedule

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.

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


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.



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

Autodesk 360

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

With a 360 account students are eligible for free software downloads as well as use of the autodesk cloud rendering service.

Go to the website below or stop by DY215 for more information:


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.

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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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