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SOLIDWORKS offers a robust suite of tools for engineering design, documentation, simulation, and sustainable design in one easy-to-learn software package.

SolidWorks is available for Windows 7, 8.1 & 10 and is for use by Northwestern researchers and students.

To request access to this software fill out this request form.   


ANSYS is a general purpose finite element program for engineering analysis. It can solve a wide range of structural, electromagnetic and heat transfer problems, computing the values of displacements, forces, stresses, strains, temperatures and magnetic fields. Analysis types available are: static, eigenvalue buckling, mode frequency, harmonic response, linear/nonlinear transient dynamics, heat transfer, magnetics and substructures. Structural and heat transfer analysis may be in one, two or three dimensions.

To request access to this software, fill out this request form.


Abaqus is the leading finite element analysis and multi-physics engineering simulation software in the market today. It features advanced capabilities for: structural analysis, nonlinear analysis, contact analysis, coupled physics, complex materials, composite analysis, complex assemblies, fracture mechanics and failure analysis.

To request access to this software, fill out the Abaqus Request Form


LabVIEW is a National Instruments system-design platform and development environment for the “G” visual programming language. Northwestern has negotiated a campus-wide site license for LabVIEW with the guidelines outlined in the link below.


Qualtrics is an easy-to-use full-featured web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys.

  • Quick Survey Builder that guides beginners through creating a survey
  • Survey Library with templates that you can customize to meet your specific needs
  • a tool to send and track participation invitations and reminders
  • a tool to display survey results, graphically and statistically
  • an export data feature, including to Excel or SPSS

To request access to this software, fill out this request form.