CAEN Knowledge Base
CAEN Knowledge Base

Why can I only run certain software applications when I'm on-campus?

Some software applications have license terms that restrict their use over the network to on-campus locations only, such as classrooms, library buildings, and residence halls (Note: The U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will not bypass these restrictions).

Similar to the On-Campus Windows Remote Desktop connections, the Linux login server oncampus-course.engin.umich.edu was created to allow students to run applications over the network from on-campus locations when applications have this restriction.

Software Applications Restricted to On-Campus Locations

The following are examples of applications that may only be used over the network from on-campus:

  • Adobe applications, such as Acrobat and Photoshop
  • ANSYS software, such as Fluent, ICEM CFD, HFSS, and Maxwell
  • Cadence tools, such as IC (icfb and virtuoso), Spectre, and Encounter
  • COMSOL Multiphysics
  • LS-DYNA
  • MSC tools, such as Adams, Dytran, Marc, Nastran, and Patran
  • PTC Creo (formerly Pro/Engineer)
  • SolidWorks

Refer to our software listing for restrictions of other applications.