About specialist software

Some specialist software has specific instructions on how to install it on your own device and is only available in specific locations on-campus. Both can be found in the groups below.

Depending on your network connection, you may find it faster to install software on your own device whilst on-campus and connected to eduroam. Once installed, you can relaunch the software as and when needed.

AppsAnywhere does not currently support Chromebooks, mobile or tablet devices.

Please follow the standard guidance for launching software via AppsAnywhere when using:

  • standard software, on your own or UWE Bristol devices
  • specialist software, at a specific location on-campus
  • specialist software, where specific instructions haven't been provided.

For access to campus library computers, please refer to our library opening hours.

For access to Digital Design Studios computers, please refer to our DDS opening hours.

A screenshot of an app in AppsAnywhere with the 'More Info' button highlighted

Software versions

Search for the software in AppsAnywhere, then click on the More Info button to see the software version, download instructions, licensing and VPN details, and a whole lot more.

You can use your own licenced versions of software, but If you decide to use UWE Bristol licenced software instead, you must first uninstall any previous versions or trials.

Design

Specific instructions

Instructions for installing the following software on your own device:

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

Creative Cloud is available via a secure download.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Adobe Creative Cloud and click Download to get the installer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the zip file and enter the folder.
  4. Double click setup.exe, then click Yes to the admin prompt and wait a while for the install to complete.
  5. Click OK and launch the Creative Cloud app from your start menu.
  6. Sign in with your UWE Bristol email. This will take you to a single sign on screen, then finish logging in with your UWE Bristol password.
  7. Creative Cloud will now have all the programs available to download, select a program and click Install.
  8. Once complete, launch the app from your start menu.

Adobe Creative Cloud installation guide (PDF)

Autodesk AutoCAD

This guidance is for Windows only, the Autodesk AutoCAD app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

First, you will need to create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence, then you can install AutoCAD on your own computer.

Create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence

  1. Go to https://accounts.autodesk.com/register, and create an account using your UWE Bristol email address.
  2. Verify your Autodesk account:
    Example email from Autodesk, sent from 'noreply@autodesk.com' with the subject title 'Verify your Autodesk account'.
  • Go to your UWE Bristol email.
  • Open the email you've just received from Autodesk asking you to verify your Autodesk account.
  • Click VERIFY EMAIL, then you'll be redirected to
    your Autodesk Educational account information.
  1. It is recommended that you enable 2-step verification for signing-in, this can be done in the Security tab of your account page and click Set up:
    Autodesk profile with the security tab and set up button highlighted
  2. Head to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and select a program you need on your personal computer, click Get started.
  3. You will be taken to a new page and may require to sign in, afterwards you will be prompted to set up your education profile. Select the following options:
  • Set up your Education profileCountry, Territory, or Region: United Kingdom
  • Educational role: Student
  • Institution Type: University/Post-Secondary

Click NEXT, then complete the following:

  • Enter your date of birth
  • Type and select: University of the West of England (Bristol)
  • Select your enrolment date and expected graduation date (usually July and the length of your degree).
  1. Click Next, then return to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview, and you will see a banner asking you to confirm your eligibility. Click GET STARTED:
    Banner asking you confirm your eligibility
  • You will be taken to another page, double check your details and click CONFIRM.
  • You may be asked to upload additional documentation, you have 14 days to upload your documents. The easiest and recommended document to upload would be your Status letter, which can be downloaded from myUWE:
    • Hover over My Details tab
    • Select Documents
    • Download the PDF of the document titled Status letter.
  1. Upload your document to the Additional documentation needed page and click Submit.
  2. You should receive an email from Autodesk Education Community welcoming you to your one-year educational access to Autodesk products, click GET PRODUCTS and select the software you need.

Now install AutoCAD on your own computer AutoCAD logo

  1. AutoCAD installGo to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and sign in using your educational account.
  2. Find AutoCAD in the list of applications, select the 2022 version and click INSTALL.
  3. Once the installer downloads, open it and click Install again and wait for the installation to finish, this will take a while. You may be given the option to start using AutoCAD while it downloads, but it is recommended to let the install finish to avoid any issues or missing features.
  4. Once installed you will see this screen, click the Already have a license? link on the bottom right.
  5. Click on Switch User to make AutoCAD relaunch. Ignore any error messages if they appear.
    Troubleshooting: If AutoCAD doesn't relaunch, click the Other user icon.
  6. Sign in with your Autodesk Educational account.

AutoCAD is now ready to use.

Autodesk AutoCAD installation guide (PDF)

Autodesk Revit

This guidance is for Windows only, the Autodesk Revit app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

First, you will need to create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence, then you can install Revit on your own computer.

Create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence

  1. Go to https://accounts.autodesk.com/register, and create an account using your UWE Bristol email address.
  2. Verify your Autodesk account:
    Example email from Autodesk, sent from 'noreply@autodesk.com' with the subject title 'Verify your Autodesk account'.
  • Go to your UWE Bristol email.
  • Open the email you've just received from Autodesk asking you to verify your Autodesk account.
  • Click VERIFY EMAIL, then you'll be redirected to
    your Autodesk Educational account information.
  1. It is recommended that you enable 2-step verification for signing-in, this can be done in the Security tab of your account page and click Set up:
    Autodesk profile with the security tab and set up button highlighted
  2. Head to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and select a program you need on your personal computer, click Get started.
  3. You will be taken to a new page and may require to sign in, afterwards you will be prompted to set up your education profile. Select the following options:
  • Set up your Education profileCountry, Territory, or Region: United Kingdom
  • Educational role: Student
  • Institution Type: University/Post-Secondary

Click NEXT, then complete the following:

  • Enter your date of birth
  • Type and select: University of the West of England (Bristol)
  • Select your enrolment date and expected graduation date (usually July and the length of your degree).
  1. Click Next, then return to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview, and you will see a banner asking you to confirm your eligibility. Click GET STARTED:
    Banner asking you confirm your eligibility
  • You will be taken to another page, double check your details and click CONFIRM.
  • You may be asked to upload additional documentation, you have 14 days to upload your documents. The easiest and recommended document to upload would be your Status letter, which can be downloaded from myUWE:
    • Hover over My Details tab
    • Select Documents
    • Download the PDF of the document titled Status letter.
  1. Upload your document to the Additional documentation needed page and click Submit.
  2. You should receive an email from Autodesk Education Community welcoming you to your one-year educational access to Autodesk products, click GET PRODUCTS and select the software you need.

Now install Revit on your own computer Revit logo

  1. Revit installGo to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and sign in using your educational account.
  2. Find Revit in the list of applications, select the 2022 version and click INSTALL.
  3. Once the installer downloads, open it and click Install again and wait for the installation to finish, this will take a while. You may be given the option to start using Revit while it downloads, but it is recommended to let the install finish to avoid any issues or missing features.
  4. Once installed you will see this screen, click the Already have a license? link on the bottom right.
  5. Click on Switch User to make Revit relaunch. Ignore any error messages if they appear.
    Troubleshooting: If Revit doesn't relaunch, click the Other user icon.
  6. Sign in with your Autodesk Educational account.

Revit is now ready to use.

Autodesk Revit installation guide (PDF)

Google Fonts

On your own device or UWE Bristol PC, access Google Fonts through AppsAnywhere to an external link:

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Google Fonts, click Visit Site to open the external link in a new tab.
  3. Browse the font families, or search for a specific font. Once a font is chosen, select Download Family in the top right of the screen, to save a local zipped file:
    Download family
  4. Extract the zipped file - at this point, we recommend saving any files you wish to keep to OneDrive:
    Extract all
  5. Open the extracted folder, and double-click the font you wish to use to open a preview window. Select Install at the top to move the font onto this PC, and start using it:
    Install button highlighted within the dialogue box

Please note: if you use a non-system font in your project, you may need to install it on each computer to use.

Google Fonts installation guide (PDF)

Keyshot

This guidance is for Windows only, the Keyshot app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

Keyshot requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Keyshot app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlightedSearch for Keyshot, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'Keyshot was added to your list of applications'.
    The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using Keyshot.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.
    Cloudpaging Player displaying Keyshot as running

Keyshot installation guide (PDF)

Sketchup Pro with V-Ray

This guidance is for Windows only, the Sketchup Pro with V-Ray app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below. 
  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk, and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Sketchup Pro 2021 with V-ray, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise ‘SketchUp Pro 2021 with V-ray’ was added to your list of applications ’. It will start 'Pre-fetching', up to 100%, then show as ‘Activating’, then ‘Virtualising’.
  3. The app will open, and you can start using SketchUp Pro with V-Ray.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player continues ‘Paging the remainder’ up to 100%, then shows as ‘Running’.

Sketchup Pro with V-Ray installation guide (PDF)

Solidworks

  • Solidworks logoOn a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below:
Solidworks app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlighted

Solidworks requires a secure download and Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Solidworks, click Download and save the zipped file to your computer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the file which is large and will take some time.
  4. Install.bat file with 'Run as administrator' highlightedRight-click the extracted file install.bat and Run as Administrator.
  5. Double click the Install icon.
  6. Click Yes to the ‘Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device’ prompt.
    Troubleshooting: If you see a message about a pending reboot, click cancel and reboot your PC, then run Install.bat again (step 4).
  7. Wait until the installation is finished before using Solidworks.
    Solidworks is a large app and can take over an hour to install. Once installed, ensure you have a Pulse Secure VPN connection before launching Solidworks.

Solidworks installation guide (PDF)

V-Ray for Revit

This guidance is for Windows only, the V-Ray for Revit app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

V-Ray for Revit requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. V-Ray for Revit app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlightedSearch for V-Ray for Revit, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'V-Ray for Revit was added to your list of applications'.
    The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using V-Ray for Revit.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.
    Cloudpaging Player displaying V-Ray for Revit running

V-Ray for Revit installation guide (PDF)

V-Ray for Rhino

This guidance is for Windows only, the V-Ray for Rhino app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

V-Ray for Rhino requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. V-Ray for Rhino app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlightedSearch for V-Ray for Rhino, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'V-Ray for Rhino was added to your list of applications'.
    The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using V-Ray for Rhino.
    In the background, Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up
    to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.
    Cloudpaging Player displaying V-Ray for Rhino running

V-Ray for Rhino installation guide (PDF)

Specific specialist software locations on-campus

Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit are both installed on PCs in Frenchay R Block.

Frenchay Library has design applications in:

  • Level 3, Zone D - on PCs and loanable laptops
  • Level 5, Zone B - on PCs.

This design software set is also installed in the Frenchay open access areas in:

  • 2Q008 - The Hive
  • 3Q050 - The Base.

Design software and applications

Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Animate
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Prelude
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe XD
Google Fonts
KeyShot
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
SketchUp Pro
Visual Studio
VLC Media Player
V-Ray for SketchUp

Design and Architecture

Specific instructions

Instructions for installing the following software on your own device:

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

Creative Cloud is available via a secure download.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Adobe Creative Cloud and click Download to get the installer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the zip file and enter the folder.
  4. Double click setup.exe, then click Yes to the admin prompt and wait a while for the install to complete.
  5. Click OK and launch the Creative Cloud app from your start menu.
  6. Sign in with your UWE Bristol email. This will take you to a single sign on screen, then finish logging in with your UWE Bristol password.
  7. Creative Cloud will now have all the programs available to download, select a program and click Install.
  8. Once complete, launch the app from your start menu.

Adobe Creative Cloud installation guide (PDF)

Autodesk AutoCAD

This guidance is for Windows only, the Autodesk AutoCAD app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

First, you will need to create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence, then you can install AutoCAD on your own computer.

Create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence

  1. Go to https://accounts.autodesk.com/register, and create an account using your UWE Bristol email address.
  2. Verify your Autodesk account:
    Example email from Autodesk, sent from 'noreply@autodesk.com' with the subject title 'Verify your Autodesk account'.
  • Go to your UWE Bristol email.
  • Open the email you've just received from Autodesk asking you to verify your Autodesk account.
  • Click VERIFY EMAIL, then you'll be redirected to
    your Autodesk Educational account information.
  1. It is recommended that you enable 2-step verification for signing-in, this can be done in the Security tab of your account page and click Set up:
    Autodesk profile with the security tab and set up button highlighted
  2. Head to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and select a program you need on your personal computer, click Get started.
  3. You will be taken to a new page and may require to sign in, afterwards you will be prompted to set up your education profile. Select the following options:
  • Set up your Education profileCountry, Territory, or Region: United Kingdom
  • Educational role: Student
  • Institution Type: University/Post-Secondary

Click NEXT, then complete the following:

  • Enter your date of birth
  • Type and select: University of the West of England (Bristol)
  • Select your enrolment date and expected graduation date (usually July and the length of your degree).
  1. Click Next, then return to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and you will see a banner asking you to confirm your eligibility. Click GET STARTED:
    Banner asking you confirm your eligibility
  • You will be taken to another page, double check your details and click CONFIRM.
  • You may be asked to upload additional documentation, you have 14 days to upload your documents. The easiest and recommended document to upload would be your Status letter, which can be downloaded from myUWE:
    • Hover over My Details tab
    • Select Documents
    • Download the PDF of the document titled Status letter.
  1. Upload your document to the Additional documentation needed page and click Submit.
  2. You should receive an email from Autodesk Education Community welcoming you to your one-year educational access to Autodesk products, click GET PRODUCTS and select the software you need.

Now install AutoCAD on your own computer AutoCAD logo

  1. AutoCAD installGo to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and sign in using your educational account.
  2. Find AutoCAD in the list of applications, select the 2022 version and click INSTALL.
  3. Once the installer downloads, open it and click Install again and wait for the installation to finish, this will take a while. You may be given the option to start using AutoCAD while it downloads, but it is recommended to let the install finish to avoid any issues or missing features.
  4. Once installed you will see this screen, click the Already have a license? link on the bottom right.
  5. Click on Switch User to make AutoCAD relaunch. Ignore any error messages if they appear.
    Troubleshooting: If AutoCAD doesn't relaunch, click the Other user icon.
  6. Sign in with your Autodesk Educational account.

AutoCAD is now ready to use.

Autodesk AutoCAD installation guide (PDF)

Autodesk Revit

This guidance is for Windows only, the Autodesk Revit app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

First, you will need to create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence, then you can install Revit on your own computer.

Create an Autodesk Educational account with a one year licence

  1. Go to https://accounts.autodesk.com/register, and create an account using your UWE Bristol email address.
  2. Verify your Autodesk account:
    Example email from Autodesk, sent from 'noreply@autodesk.com' with the subject title 'Verify your Autodesk account'.
  • Go to your UWE Bristol email.
  • Open the email you've just received from Autodesk asking you to verify your Autodesk account.
  • Click VERIFY EMAIL, then you'll be redirected to
    your Autodesk Educational account information.
  1. It is recommended that you enable 2-step verification for signing-in, this can be done in the Security tab of your account page and click Set up:
    Autodesk profile with the security tab and set up button highlighted
  2. Head to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and select a program you need on your personal computer, click Get started.
  3. You will be taken to a new page and may require to sign in, afterwards you will be prompted to set up your education profile. Select the following options:
  • Set up your Education profileCountry, Territory, or Region: United Kingdom
  • Educational role: Student
  • Institution Type: University/Post-Secondary

Click NEXT, then complete the following:

  • Enter your date of birth
  • Type and select: University of the West of England (Bristol)
  • Select your enrolment date and expected graduation date (usually July and the length of your degree).
  1. Click Next, then return to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and you will see a banner asking you to confirm your eligibility. Click GET STARTED:
    Banner asking you confirm your eligibility
  • You will be taken to another page, double check your details and click CONFIRM.
  • You may be asked to upload additional documentation, you have 14 days to upload your documents. The easiest and recommended document to upload would be your Status letter, which can be downloaded from myUWE:
    • Hover over My Details tab
    • Select Documents
    • Download the PDF of the document titled Status letter.
  1. Upload your document to the Additional documentation needed page and click Submit.
  2. You should receive an email from Autodesk Education Community welcoming you to your one-year educational access to Autodesk products, click GET PRODUCTS and select the software you need.

Now install Revit on your own computer Revit logo

  1. Revit installGo to www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview and sign in using your educational account.
  2. Find Revit in the list of applications, select the 2022 version and click INSTALL.
  3. Once the installer downloads, open it and click Install again and wait for the installation to finish, this will take a while. You may be given the option to start using Revit while it downloads, but it is recommended to let the install finish to avoid any issues or missing features.
  4. Once installed you will see this screen, click the Already have a license? link on the bottom right.
  5. Click on Switch User to make Revit relaunch. Ignore any error messages if they appear.
    Troubleshooting: If Revit doesn't relaunch, click the Other user icon.
  6. Sign in with your Autodesk Educational account.

Revit is now ready to use.

Autodesk Revit installation guide (PDF)

Google Fonts

On your own device or UWE Bristol PC, access Google Fonts through AppsAnywhere to an external link:

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Google Fonts, click Visit Site to open the external link in a new tab.
  3. Browse the font families, or search for a specific font. Once a font is chosen, select Download Family in the top right of the screen, to save a local zipped file:
    Download family
  4. Extract the zipped file - at this point, we recommend saving any files you wish to keep to OneDrive:
    Extract all
  5. Open the extracted folder, and double-click the font you wish to use to open a preview window. Select Install at the top to move the font onto this PC, and start using it:
    Install button highlighted within the dialogue box

Please note: if you use a non-system font in your project, you may need to install it on each computer to use.

Google Fonts installation guide (PDF)

Keyshot

This guidance is for Windows only, the Keyshot app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

Keyshot requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Keyshot app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlightedSearch for Keyshot, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'Keyshot was added to your list of applications'.
    The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using Keyshot.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.
    Cloudpaging Player displaying Keyshot as running

Keyshot installation guide (PDF)

Rhino

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

Rhino requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time. 

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Rhino, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player to download the software. Once complete, Rhino will launch.
  3. On the getting started screen enter your UWE Bristol email and tick the licence agreement.
  4. When the program tells you that your account has a licence ready to use, click Login as (your UWE Bristol email).
  5. A browser window will appear and ask you to login to your Rhino account. Use your UWE Bristol email and click the blue arrow.
  6. Complete the login by clicking the blue box that has 'live.uwe.ac.uk' on it.

Rhino will open and is now ready to use.

Rhino installation guide (PDF)

Sketchup Pro with V-Ray

This guidance is for Windows only, the Sketchup Pro with V-Ray app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below. 
  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk, and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Sketchup Pro 2021 with V-ray, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise ‘SketchUp Pro 2021 with V-ray’ was added to your list of applications ’. It will start 'Pre-fetching', up to 100%, then show as ‘Activating’, then ‘Virtualising’.
  3. The app will open, and you can start using SketchUp Pro with V-Ray.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player continues ‘Paging the remainder’ up to 100%, then shows as ‘Running’.

Sketchup Pro with V-Ray installation guide (PDF)

 

Solidworks

  • Solidworks logoOn a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below:
Solidworks app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlighted

Solidworks requires a secure download and Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Solidworks, click Download and save the zipped file to your computer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the file which is large and will take some time.
  4. Install.bat file with 'Run as administrator' highlightedRight-click the extracted file install.bat and Run as Administrator.
  5. Double click the Install icon.
  6. Click Yes to the ‘Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device’ prompt.
    Troubleshooting: If you see a message about a pending reboot, click cancel and reboot your PC, then run Install.bat again (step 4).
  7. Wait until the installation is finished before using Solidworks.
    Solidworks is a large app and can take over an hour to install. Once installed, ensure you have a Pulse Secure VPN connection before launching Solidworks.

Solidworks installation guide (PDF)

V-Ray for Revit

This guidance is for Windows only, the V-Ray for Revit app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

V-Ray for Revit requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. V-Ray for Revit app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlightedSearch for V-Ray for Revit, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'V-Ray for Revit was added to your list of applications'.
    The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using V-Ray for Revit.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.
    Cloudpaging Player displaying V-Ray for Revit running

V-Ray for Revit installation guide (PDF)

V-Ray for Rhino

This guidance is for Windows only, the V-Ray for Rhino app is not available for Mac.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

V-Ray for Rhino requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. V-Ray for Rhino app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlightedSearch for V-Ray for Rhino, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'V-Ray for Rhino was added to your list of applications'.
    The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using V-Ray for Rhino.
    In the background, Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up
    to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.
    Cloudpaging Player displaying V-Ray for Rhino running

V-Ray for Rhino installation guide (PDF)

Specific specialist software locations on-campus

Frenchay campus has a selection of applications supporting various technical roles on high-performance PCs in:

  • The Works Learning Zone (2F001)
  • Frenchay Library on Level 3, Zone C (open 24/7).

Design and Architecture software and applications

Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Audition
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Prelude
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe XD
Ansys
ArcGIS Pro
Autodesk 3DS Max
Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Navisworks
Autodesk ReCap Pro
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis
Google Fonts
KeyShot
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
Rhino
SketchUp Pro
Solidworks
Visual Studio
VLC Media Player
V-Ray for Revit
V-Ray for Rhino
V-Ray for SketchUp

Geography

Specific instructions

Instructions for installing the following software on your own device:

ArcGIS Pro

This guidance is for Windows only, the ArcGIS Pro app is not available for Mac.
More information can be found via Accessing ArcGIS Pro From Home.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

ArcGIS Pro requires a secure download.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for ArcGIS Pro click Download and save the 2GB archive file to your computer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the file to a folder.ArcGIS sign in screen
  4. Once extracted, open the folder and find the file called Install, right-click on it and choose Run as administrator, accept the prompt and then proceed through the install.
  5. Once complete, open the Start Menu and find and open ArcGIS Pro, next you will need to log in to use the software.
    You should have had an account created for you by your faculty, check your emails from ArcGIS Notifications to finish setting up your account. Use this account and password to log in to the program.

ArcGIS Pro installation guide (PDF)

Specific specialist software locations on-campus

Frenchay Library has Geography and Environmental Management applications on PCs in Level 5, Zone D.

Geography software and applications

ADMS Roads
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Audition
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Prelude
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe XD
ArcGIS Pro
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
SuperNova
Visual Studio
VLC Media Player

Science and Engineering

Specific instructions

Instructions for installing the following software on your own device:

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

Creative Cloud is available via a secure download.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Adobe Creative Cloud and click Download to get the installer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the zip file and enter the folder.
  4. Double click setup.exe, then click Yes to the admin prompt and wait a while for the install to complete.
  5. Click OK and launch the Creative Cloud app from your start menu.
  6. Sign in with your UWE Bristol email. This will take you to a single sign on screen, then finish logging in with your UWE Bristol password.
  7. Creative Cloud will now have all the programs available to download, select a program and click Install.
  8. Once complete, launch the app from your start menu.

Adobe Creative Cloud installation guide (PDF)

Abaqus

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

Abaqus requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Abaqus, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'Abaqus was added to your list of applications'. The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using Abaqus.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.

Abaqus installation guide (PDF)

Ansys

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

Ansys requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Pulse Secure VPN app with the 'I have it' button highlighted, and the App Dependencies pop-up with the 'Launch app' button highlighted.Search for Ansys 2021 R1, click Launch.
  3. From the launch screen, under Pulse Secure, select I have it, then select Launch app to activate Cloudpaging Player.
  4. Cloudpaging Player will advise 'Ansys 2021 R1' was added to your list of applications'. The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
    Troubleshooting: If the software launches and you see an error screen, close Ansys and wait until the Cloudpaging Player status is Ready.

Ansys is now ready to use.

Ansys installation guide (PDF)

MATLAB

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - launch using Cloudpaging Player following the steps below.

MATLAB requires a Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Once Pulse Secure VPN is installed and connected, go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for MATLAB, click Launch to activate Cloudpaging Player.
    Cloudpaging Player will advise 'MATLAB was added to your list of applications'. The player will show 'Pre-fetching', 'Activating' then 'Virtualising' up to 100%.
  3. The app will open and you can start using MATLAB.
    In the background Cloudpaging Player will continue 'Paging the remainder' up to 100%, then it'll show as 'Running'.

MATLAB installation guide (PDF)

NI LabVIEW

This guidance is for Windows only, the NI LabVIEW app is not available for Mac.
If you intend to install NI software on a Mac using Bootcamp, there is a known technical issue during the activation step. Please email the NI Technical Support team at technical.support@ni.com and they will be able to help generate a unique activation for you.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

NI LabVIEW requires a secure download.NI LabVIEW app in AppsAnywhere with the Download button highlighted
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for NI LabVIEW 2020, click Download to get the LabVIEW 2020 SP1 installer.
  3. Once downloaded, open the installer.
    Package ManagerIf you get a User Account Control prompt, select Yes.
  4. Tick I accept the above license agreement.
  5. Choose Disable Windows fast Startup (Recommended).
  6. At the Select products window, check that Vision Development Module, NI-IMAQ drivers are ticked, plus any other bits that are automatically ticked, then click Next. On the next page also click Next.
  7. Accept any further license agreements if prompted, and click Next three times.
  8. Allow the application to install, this may take several hours, depending on your hardware and your broadband speed.
  9. After the installation completes, you will get a pop up to enable updates, press Yes/OK.
  10. You will then be asked to join the NI Customer Experience Improvement Program, tick No and then click OK.

Activation of NI LabVIEW on your computer NI LabVIEW logo

  1. Once installed you will receive a prompt to Activate the software, click Log in to activate.
    If can also launch NI LabVIEW 2020 SP1 from the Start menu.
  2. Click Create Account and use your UWE Bristol email address, then select the following options:
  • Role: Student
  • Company: University of the West of England
  • Let it autocomplete the address fields.
  1. You will be sent a verification email, which you will need to access to complete the account activation.
  2. Go back to the Activate software window and click on Log in to activate, sign in with your newly created account.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu for Check my account for licences and select Enter a serial number.
  4. NI Multisim app in AppsAnywhere with the More Info button highlightedWhen prompted, use the serial number from AppsAnywhere for LabVIEW (found under More info) on the item titled LabVIEW 2020 SP1 Development System.
    Please note: if you have previously installed other NI software, you may need to scroll to find LabVIEW.
  5. Click Activate and a prompt will state that the activation was successful.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Reboot your machine and LabVIEW will be ready to use.

NI LabVIEW installation guide (PDF)

NI Multisim

This guidance is for Windows only, the NI Multisim app is not available for Mac.
If you intend to install NI software on a Mac using Bootcamp, there is a known technical issue during the activation step. Please email the NI Technical Support team at technical.support@ni.com and they will be able to help generate a unique activation for you.

  • On a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below.

NI LabVIEW requires a secure download.NI Multisim app in AppsAnywhere with the More Info button highlighted
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for NI Multisim 14.2 and click Download to get the Multisim installer.
  3. Once downloaded, double click ni-cds-educational_14.2.0_offline.iso.
  4. Package ManagerDouble click Install.exe and click Yes to the NI Package Manager Preinstall admin prompt.
  5. Click Next, leaving the default options as they are.
  6. Accept any license agreements if prompted and click Next. Click Next twice more for the installation to being.
  7. Click OK to any further prompts throughout the installation.

Activation of NI Multisim on your computer Circuit image in white, on a blue background

  1. Once installed, you should get a prompt to Activate the software, click Log in to activate.
    You can also launch NI Multisim 14.2 from the Start menu.
  2. Click Create Account and use your UWE Bristol email address, then select the following options:
  • Role: Student
  • Company: University of the West of England
  • Let it autocomplete the address fields.
  1. You will be sent a verification email, which you will need to access to complete the account activation.
  2. Go back to the Activate software window and click on Log in to activate, sign in with your newly created account.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu for Check my account for licences and select Enter a serial number.
  4. NI Multisim app in AppsAnywhere with the More Info button highlightedWhen prompted, use the serial number from AppsAnywhere for LabVIEW (found under More info) on the item titled Multisim.
    Please note: if you have previously installed other NI software, you may need to scroll to find Multisim.
  5. Click Activate, and a prompt to state that activation was successful.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Reboot your machine and Multisim will be ready to use.

NI Multisim installation guide (PDF)

Solidworks

  • Solidworks logoOn a UWE Bristol PC - launch the specific app via AppsAnywhere.
  • Install on your own device - download through AppsAnywhere following the steps below:
Solidworks app in AppsAnywhere with the Launch button highlighted

Solidworks requires a secure download and Pulse Secure VPN connection.
Please note: the download needs a sturdy connection and may take some time.

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.
  2. Search for Solidworks, click Download and save the zipped file to your computer.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the file which is large and will take some time.
  4. Install.bat file with 'Run as administrator' highlightedRight-click the extracted file install.bat and Run as Administrator.
  5. Double click the Install icon.
  6. Click Yes to the ‘Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device’ prompt.
    Troubleshooting: If you see a message about a pending reboot, click cancel and reboot your PC, then run Install.bat again (step 4).
  7. Wait until the installation is finished before using Solidworks.
    Solidworks is a large app and can take over an hour to install. Once installed, ensure you have a Pulse Secure VPN connection before launching Solidworks.

Solidworks installation guide (PDF)

Specific specialist software locations on-campus

NI LabVIEW is installed locally on the PCs in the Frenchay School of Engineering.

Frenchay Library has Science and Engineering applications on PCs in:

  • Level 3, Zone B
  • Level 4, Zone D
  • Level 5, Zone C.

Science and Engineering software and applications

Abaqus
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Audition
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Prelude
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe XD
Ansys
ArcGIS Pro
Autodesk 3DS Max
Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
Autodesk Eagle
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Maya
Autodesk Mudbox
Autodesk Navisworks
Autodesk ReCap Pro
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis
Axure RP
Java FX
Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
Netbeans
Processing
Python
Python (Anaconda)
Rhino
Solidworks
SuperNova
Systems Tool Kit (STK)
Visual Studio
Visual Studio Code
VLC Media Player

Software development

Specific instructions

Please follow the standard guidance for launching software via AppsAnywhere.

Specific specialist software locations on-campus

Frenchay Library has software development applications on PCs in:

  • Level 4, Zone B
  • Level 4, Zone D
  • Level 5, Zone C.

This software development set is also installed in the Frenchay open access areas in:

  • 2Q008 - The Hive
  • 3Q050 - The Base.

Software development software and applications - Zone B & D

Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Animate
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Prelude
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe XD
Autodesk Eagle
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Inventor
Axure RP
Azure CLI
Google Fonts
Java FX
Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
MongoDB
Netbeans
Oracle Client
Processing
Python
Python (Anaconda)
Virtualbox
Visual Studio
Visual Studio Code
VLC Media Player
VMWare Workstation Pro

Software development software and applications - Zone C

Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Animate
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Prelude
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe XD
Autodesk Eagle
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Inventor
Axure RP
Azure CLI
Java FX
Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
MongoDB
Netbeans
Oracle Client
Processing
Python
Python (Anaconda)
Virtualbox
Visual Studio
Visual Studio Code
VLC Media Player
VMWare Workstation Pro

The Works software

Specific instructions

Please follow the standard guidance for launching software via AppsAnywhere.

Specific specialist software locations on-campus

Frenchay campus has a selection of applications supporting various technical roles on high-performance PCs in The Works Learning Zone (2F001).