Computer Lab Locations    

Open Access Labs:

  • ASEC 121B
  • The Library


Engineering Computer Labs:

  • PMEC 142  OCEN Senior Design Lab
  • PMEC 143
  • PMEC 156  MARE Senior Design Lab

Teaching Computer Labs*:

  • CLB 109, 111, 114
  • MAIN 213, 315
  • PMEC 158, 242

*Teaching computer labs are not available at all times.

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Virtual Desktop Computers (VDI)    

How to Install VMware Horizon Client to Access VDI

1. Go to

2.  Download the Horizon View Client. It is the option on the left side.  There is also a MAC version available.

3.  Follow the prompts to install the software.

4.  We recommend rebooting after installing the software.

5.  When it asks you to select or add a server, you will add the following server

6.  Double click on the server and it will prompt you to log in. You will use your NetID and password.


Username: NetID
Password: NetID password
Domain: AUTH

You will be prompted for DUO authentication.

Once logged in, you will see different desktop options depending on what classes you are enrolled in.

For General Use, click on the Win10 Standard Desktop.

Engineering or GIS students, click on the Win10 Performance Desktop.


Common Issue:
If you get an error message that your account is disabled, please reset your NetID password by going to and logging in. Then select "Password Settings" and "Change Password".  You can reuse the existing password most of the time. Wait a couple of minutes and try logging in again.

Special log in instructions for specific software on the Virtual System:

Automation Studio:
When you launch automation studio a box will appear.
When the box shows up:
1) Click license configuration
2) Click the license manager button and type in “usblicense”
3) Click return
4) When the program starts and asks to register software, click on later.
5) When it asks you to download a program, click on later.

AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor:
If you open AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor and it asks for a license.
1) click on multi user
2) in the server box type in "oceanserver".
3) click Done.
This has to be done once for every user.

There may be a time when SMS does not know where to get the license.
Click on Register until it asks you for the source of the license.
Click on Hardware lock.
Click on Next
Then for Network hardware Lock server name, type in "usblicense"
Click on the button that says Apply lock code.
Once it generates a code, click on done.

SPE / Hecsalv Update Issue:
Occasionally you may end up with a pop up box looking for updates.
You DO NOT need any updates!
At the bottom of the box is a button that will let you postpone updates until later.
Once you click there, it will ask the frequency of update checks.
Click on Quarterly.
This will tell it to only check once every 3 months.

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Available Software in VDI Labs    

Win10 Standard

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Anaconda Python
  • CargoMax
  • DNA Master
  • Ecopath with Ecosim
  • Endnote X9
  • EstimateS
  • FiSAT II
  • Fishery Analysis and Modeling Simulator

  • G*Power
  • Google Earth Pro
  • JetBrains
  • MarvinSketch - ChemAxon
  • Microfish
  • Microsoft Office
  • Notepad ++
  • Past


  • Populus
  • Project Pro 2016
  • Pycharm
  • R
  • R Studio
  • Tinn-R
  • Visio 2016
  • VMWare Horizon Client
Win10 Performance (Standard, plus...)

  • ArcGIS (If enrolled in GIS Class)
  • ArcGIS Pro (If enrolled in GIS Class)
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • Automation Studio


  • Computer Aided Thermodynamic Tables (CATT3)
  • Hecsalv Ship Project Editor (SPE)
  • Hydroflow
  • Labview (MultiSim Included)


  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Project
  • OrcaFlex
  • Pumpbase
  • SMS
  • Solid Works
Studio (Standard, plus...)

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Adobe Creative Cloud


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adove Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro


  • Audacity
  • Camtasia
  • XnView Classic
CLB 111-A/B (Standard, plus...)

  • SPSS

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Available Software in Physical Labs    

CLB 109, 114 & Library public access

PMEC 142 & 143 (Standard, plus...)

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • Microsoft Project
  • Hecsalv Ship Project Editor (SPE)


  • OrcaFlex
  • SMS
PMEC 156 (Standard, plus...)

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • Automation Studio
  • Computer Aided Thermodynamic Tables (CATT3)


  • Hecsalv Ship Project Editor (SPE)
  • Hydroflow
  • Labview (MultiSim included)


  • Microsoft Project
  • Pumpbase
  • Solid Works
CLB 111 (Standard, plus...)

  • SPSS
MAIN 301, 302, & 303 (Physics Labs)

  • Logger Pro
  • VMWare Horizon Client
MAIN 306, 309, 310, 316, & 317 (Chemistry Labs)

  • MicroLab
  • LoggerPro
  • VMWare Horizon Client


The below computer labs can use any of the VDI instances.

  • MAIN 213
  • MAIN 315
  • PMEC 158
  • PMEC 242

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