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Welcome New Students!

Welcome!

 

Hello! Welcome to the College of Applied Science and Technology! Below you will find important information to help you along as you work your way through your courses. If you have any questions regarding the content of this page, do not hesitate to contact us via E-mail, at kpgiee@rit.edu for Ken Garland (our Facilities Manager) or cjbsps@rit.edu for Chris Brown (our Systems Administrator), or pay the office a visit at ENT 3128. MMET and Packaging Sciences students can also email Steve Praino (the MMET/PS Systems Administrator) at sapast@rit.edu, or visit his office at GOL 1330.

 

Network Drives

 

Upon logging into your lab computer, if you open Windows Explorer, you will notice your computer has multiple Networked Drives. Each of these drives has a specific purpose. The S drive is a personal slice of the CAST server, any files you put here can be accessed from any other lab machine connected to the CAST network. The space in this drive is limited to 2GB, and we recommend backing up important coursework on a flash drive or with Google Drive. The T drive has all the software you will need for your coursework. Simply navigate to your program, and look for your required software. This software is provided so you can install it on a home machine, you should not need to install it on the lab computers.

 

Lab Kits and Fees

 

Some of your coursework will require you to purchase lab kits or pay lab fees. The only accepted form of payment to do so is Tiger Bucks, a virtual currency provided to students by RIT. Tiger Bucks can be purchased from RIT E-Services by visiting http://eservices.rit.edu, logging in, navigating to dining accounts, selecting Tiger Bucks (not Dining Debit!), and purchasing the required amount. You may also visit Student Services to purchase Tiger Bucks with cash. Some examples of courses which require kits or fees are Digital Fundamentals Lab (CPET 142) which has a kit which costs 25$, and DC Circuts Lab (EEET 112) which has a 23$ fee. These are not the only courses that require lab fees, and we reccomend you read your syllabus and check with your instructors if you are unsure.

 

Lab Access

 

Access to labs in rooms 70-1320, 70-1180, and 09-1200 require you to register your ID for swipe access. Visit http://apps.rit.edu/cast/labs/lab_access to do so.

 

Software Help

 

-Solidworks INSTALLATION-

  1. Visit http://solidworks.com/sdk to begin.
  2. Fill out the form as prompted and use the code 92016SDK as the SDK-ID.
  3. Once the form is complete, click next and download the installer.
  4. Unzip the installer to any location and run it. Follow instructions as prompted.
  5. If the serial key is not automatically filled out, check the email used in Step 2 for the key and enter it into the installer.
  6. Finish and quit the installation. Run Solidworks.

 

-Office 365 INSTALLATION-

This installation will require you to have access to an SMS capable phone and secondary Email address.

  1. Visit http://portal.office.com to begin.
  2. Click the "Can't Access your Account?" button.
  3. Enter your RIT email address and respond to the Captcha.
  4. Check your email for instructions on how to reset your password.
  5. Proceed with microsoft to verify your identity using SMS and Email. You must do both before you can move on.
  6. Click the 'Install Office 2016' button in the upper right corner. Follow installer prompts.

 

 

-ArtiosCAD INSTALLATION-

 

  1. Visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3mdfgr4h6bd1t4/ArtiosCAD14.1.3_bld1346.zip?dl=1 to download the software and installation tools.
  2. Open the Zip file using Windows Explorer.
  3. Allow windows to extract the entire directory to a single folder by clicking "Extract All" when prompted, otherwise, ensure you extract the ZIP file to any location before proceeding.
  4. Right click SCCM_Install_Standalone_noupdate.bat and select Run as Administrator to begin the installation process.
  5. Let the Command Console window close automatically when the installation process is completed
  6. Run ArtiosCAD.  NOTE: ArtiosCAD will only work on the RIT campus network unless you use the RIT VPN.

 

-Automation Studio INSTALLATION-

 

  1. Visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcswlvur5yjf9oi/AutomationStudio.zip?dl=1 to download Automation Studio.
  2. Open the Zip File using Windows Explorer.
  3. Allow windows to extract the entire directory to a single folder by clicking "Extract All" when prompted, otherwise, ensure you extract the ZIP file to any location before proceeding.
  4. Double click Install.bat to start the autoinstall process.
  5. When prompted, select your units of measurment, and click next. When prompted in reference to a firewall exception, again click next. Although the installer appears to hang, it will silently continue.
  6. Allow both the installer window and command console to close automatically. Run Automation Studio.

 

                                                -MATLAB INSTALLATION-

  1. Visit https://www.rit.edu/its/services/software-licensing#matlab and select the link for Students.
  2. Follow the instructions provided by ITS to recieve a license for your software.
  3. Install and License MATLAB as instructed by ITS. Run MATLAB.

 

                                                -CES Edupack-

  1. To get started, visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/2debqdvqr8j15zz/CES_Edupack2016.zip?dl=1 to download the CES Edupack archive.

  2. Open the archive using Windows Explorer.

  3. Allow windows to extract the entire directory to a single folder by clicking "Extract All" when prompted, otherwise, ensure you extract the ZIP file to any location before proceeding.

  4. Double click Install.bat to start the autoinstallation process.

  5. Allow the command console to close automatically. Run CES Edupack.

 

-RIT VPN Usage-

Visit https://www.rit.edu/its/services/network-communication/vpn to download and install the RIT VPN. Usage instructions can be found at the provided link as well.

 

-Dreamspark-

Dreamspark, formerly MSDNAA, can be found at https://msdnaa.rit.edu/protected/CAST/ALL for students interested in downloading any software provided to RIT by our partnership with Microsoft. This includes software like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, and much more.

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