Virtual Lab (VLab): LSU Overview

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General Information

The LSU Virtual Lab (VLab) is an online service which allows students to log into a Virtual Computer to access software that is installed in the computer lab. VLab is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. 

  • LSU Connection Server:

Desktops Available & Software Installed

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  • ArcGIS 10.1:     ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene & ArcCatalog.

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  • Autodesk 2015:   AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD Raster Design, AutoCAD Structural Detailing, AutoCAD Utility Design, Autodesk 3ds Max Design, Autodesk Data Management, Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk Quantity Takeoff, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk Simulation, Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser, Backburner, Composite, Content Service, DWG TrueView, Navisworks, Navisworks Manage & SketchBook Designer.

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  • Miscellaneous Software:   Cygwin, EndNote, FreeMat, Gaussian 09W, GaussView 5.0, GeoMedia Professional, Maple 18, Mathcad 15, MATLAB R2014a, Mathematica, SolidWorks 2012, SAS 9.3 with Enterprise Guide, SALT 2012, PuTTY, SPSS Statistics 22 & SPSS Amos 22.


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All of the desktops listed above have the following packages installed on them:

  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Accessories, Symantec Endpoint Protection, XPS Viewer & Ease of Access.
  • Media Players:
    • QuickTime Player, RealPlayer & Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 & Firefox.
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