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Data & GIS Services

ArcGIS 10.3 Student Edition (1-year license)

Request an activation code for ArcGIS Student Edition (Cal Poly Log-in Required)

One-year licenses for ArcGIS Student Edition are available for student academic use on personal computers (PCs only). This includes the ArcGIS Desktop Advanced license, with extensions: 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, and others. 

Note: ArcGIS requires the Windows operating system, Mac users are advised to see the instructions below for options to install Windows using Bootcamp, or other alternatives.

AutoDesk Education Community

Access over 70 free and student-edition software packages including:

AutoCAD (PC and MAC versions),

AutoCAD Civil 3D and Map 3D

Revit, 3ds Max Design, Maya, and many others.

Tableau Desktop Student Edition

Tableau is a powerful easy-to-use program for data visualizing. 

Minitab Sofware

Minitab statistical software is available for download through your My Cal Poly Portal.

JMP Software

JMP statistical software is also available for download on personal computers through your My Cal Poly Portal

SAS University Edition

Download a Free full version of SAS software for student, faculty, and staff non-commercial use. Join the SAS University community for additional resources and support, or visit to learn more.

Download SAS University Edition

Solid Works

SolidWorks Student Design Kit 2013-2014

3D mechanical CAD software for design and engineering applications. Integrates design, verification, communication and project data management. Access the SolidWorks Student Design Kit 2013-2014 through your My Cal Poly Portal and the Technical Service Request.

Student Software from ITS

Access free and discounted academic and personal use software available through Cal Poly ITS!