ITS-Pool (Computer Pools)

Architecture (Herrenhäuser Straße 8)

LOCATION IN THE BUILDING

OCCUPANCY

  • Regular occupancy

    The regular occupancy of the computer pools at Herrenhäuser Str. 8 in the field of architecture in the current semester hangs in paper form on the respective doors of the pools.

    These dates can also be found under the link below:

  • Special dates

    PPOI

    Please contact Jost Thome for any changes in occupancy and special dates.

    The current occupancy of the pools is managed via the universitys calendar. If necessary, employees can be given read access here.

EQUIPMENT OF THE COMPUTER POOLS

  • Installed Software

    SOFTWARE EQUIPMENT WITH "DUAL BOOT"

    For organisational and licensing reasons, we use a "dual-boot installation" in the computer pools in the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences.

    After switching on the computer you can choose between two systems in the "boot menu": NORMAL and SPECIAL.

    NORMAL -  "Software currently used in the courses"

    •  Pool 1 und Pool 2 - "NORMAL"
      "Software currently used in the courses", including "construction industry software

    •  Pool 3 - "NORMAL"
      "Software currently being used in the courses", except "Construction industry software" 

    SPEZIAL - "Alternative software equipment"

    • "Some important tools from NORMAL", additionally further CAAD programs and open source alternatives to the commercial tools.

    OVERVIEW OF THE INSTALLED SOFTWARE

    RELEASE NOTES

    Allplan

    Allplan is currently (status: 07.2018) installed in version 2018.

    To use the software, "Windows 10 SPECIAL" must be selected when starting the computer.

    Autodesk-Software (3DSmax, AutoCAD architecture, Revit, Maya)

    In the current semester we are using Autodesk products in the 2019 version.

    We recommend that students use the same version number on their own computers as in the computer pools on their own computers as the student version.

     

    Adobe-Software (Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat)

    Version CS6 of the DesignSuite (with Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Acrobat pro) is installed in the computer pools.

    Currently (as of 02.2019) no upgrade to the latest version is planned, because Adobe does not offer purchase licenses but only rental licenses.

    Corel-Software

    In the computer pools we also provide (as of 02.2019) Corel Draw, since there is a corresponding campus license at Leibniz Universität. (Details can be found on the pages of the computer center).

    Students can purchase corresponding student versions in stores if they are interested.

  • Existing hardware

    50 MACHINES

    Spread over three rooms, a total of 50 (= 18 + 18 + 14) powerful machines are available here for work around the clock.

    TWO HARDWARE GENERATIONS

    The computers in the computer pools in the field of architecture are normally exchanged every 5 years.

    However, we do not exchange all computers at once, but currently have two generations of systems in use in the pools in the field of architecture:

    • "Generation F" in Pool 1 (14 PCs) and Pool2 (18 PCs)
      i7 Quadcore, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
    • "Generation G" in Pool 3 (18 PCs)
      i7 Quadcore, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD