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Makerspace: Computer-Aided Design

Provide a collaborative technologically focused environment for SU students and staff to invent, create and learn while sharing.

CAD Computer

The Makerspace have eight CAD computers that have specialized open source software for example Autodesk Fusion 360 for 3D modelling, prototyping and software development.

Book a construction or design workbench to get access to one of the CAD computers in the SU Library Makerspace with Autodesk Fusion 360 and other open source software.

System information:

Processor:  Intel Core i7-8700 or i9-11900K

Monitor: Dell 27" or Dell 27" 4K

Memory (RAM): 32Gb or 64Gb

Graphics: Intel or Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 16Gb

Windows edition: Windows 10 Enterprise

Please note that the Design and Construction Workstations are only to be used for its intended purpose i.e. making use of computer aided design software, video and sound editing, computer programming etc., as listed on the Makerspace Libguide.

Software in the Makerspace

Name Description
Autodesk Fusion 360 Software that connects entire product development process into a single CAD / CAM / CAE cloud-based platform.
Autodesk Inventor Professional CAD software provides professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools.
Autodesk AutoCAD Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.
Autodesk Mechanical Design faster with an industry-specific toolset for mechanical engineering.
Rhino 3D 3D Computer graphics and 3D CAD Application Software
Arduino IDE Software used to write code and upload it to the board Arduino boards.
Raspberry Pi Imager Easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to a microSD card.
Scratch 3 Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations for Rapsberry Pi.
Eclipse IDE Integrated Development Environment used in computer programming.
Blender Open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications etc.
KiCad Software suite for electronic design automation.
Openshot Open-source software for video editing.
Inkscape Open-source software for vector graphics editing.
Audacity Open-source digital audio editor and recording application software.
Imageglass A lightwieght, versatile image viewer.