News & Events
School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
APLA is going virtual
What does that mean for you?
Computer Lab – Beginning at the start of the Fall 2016 Semester, the 419 computer will be disassembled. All APLA provided software and resources will be accessed via the VDI (or Cloud) services.
Workstations – Workstations can now be accessed from any device by simply logging on to the APLA Cloud and "checking out" a workstation.
Unlimited Access – Using an APLA Workstation is no longer limited to one room within Dudley Hall. An APLA virtual machine can be accessed from studio, home, or while you are out having a cup of coffee.
Software – APLA provided software can now be used cross platform (Mac, PC, etc).
Training Sessions – To help with this transition, APLA-IT will be holding training sessions to catch everyone up to speed with the new system.
For detailed instructions on accessing the APLA Virtual Lab, please select one of the tutorials below:
Printing Within Dudley Hall
Adding a Printer to Your Laptop
This is a must know for working in Dudley Hall!
For Windows PC
Follow these quick and easy steps!
This is an interactive simulation of the new plotters capabilities. Try this if you are having trouble plotting or scanning.
Learn how to feed custom paper into the plotters for printing.
Trying to print on fancy paper for your portfolio? Try this.
Too large of an image can sometime jam up the printers. This tutorials will ensure that your files print the first time.
Need to print a portfolio double-sided? Just want to save paper? This tutorial will help!
Large PDF files will not print on the phasers. Optimizing your file will reduce its size without losing quality.
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.
This is an important tutorial to make sure you don't melt the laser cutters!
APLA-IT recommends changing your password each semester.
Learn the basics of keeping your computer in top shape.
Learn how to automatically move spam to your junk mail file.
Learn how to block junk mail in your main inbox on tigermail.
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.
This is one of the most important tutorials on this site!
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.
The school of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture has a laptop policy requiring all students to own personal laptop computers.
Learn how to access your OneDrive for Business library.
General Computing Within Dudley Hall
This free antivirus software is the same antivirus software used to protect all of the APLA computers from viruses, spyware and other malicious software.
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.
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.
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.
Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Pro is now free for everyone to use!
Go to the website below to download:
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.
Unit Tech Manager
Dudley Hall room 215
phone: (334) 844 - 8808
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