Software on Demand

A 'Software on Demand’ system has been released to the University’s student PCs to improve on-campus access to the latest versions of software.

You can find out what software is available in computer labs on our Treforest, Glytaff and Cardiff campuses via our online Labsoft database. The system has been installed across those three campuses in the libraries, open-access computer labs (except GT9102) and in the Students’ Union building.

The system is easy and quick to use. It can be accessed from the desktop icon or the start menu and allows you to select and download your chosen software package to that PC.

Software on Demand has also improved start-up time on the computers and has increased student access to the available programs.

If you would like more information on accessing and using the system, you can refer to the Software on Demand ‘How to…’ guide.

Software on Demand – programs available

Note: for the most up-to-date information on programs, please refer to our online Labsoft database.
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional X – allows you to create and share PDF files, develop PDF forms (with fields which can be completed/edited by other users), and apply basic document security.
  • Adobe Audition CS6 (Multimedia) – a cross-platform audio editor that speeds up audio production with uncompromising quality and intuitive workflows.
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 – Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is the newest version of the industry-leading web design and HTML editor software
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6 (Multimedia) – Adobe® Fireworks® CS6 software helps you create beautiful designs for websites and mobile apps in a snap, without coding. Deliver vector and bitmap images, mockups, 3D graphics, and interactive content for popular tablets and smartphones.
  • Adobe Flash CS6 Pro (Multimedia) – Adobe Flash Professional CS6 animation software is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Graphics) – Adobe Illustrator CS6 graphic design software is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for creating graphics that scale across media.
  • Adobe Indesign CS6 (Graphics) – Adobe® InDesign® CS6 software is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. Create elegant and engaging pages for print, tablets, and other screens. Use new Adaptive Design Tools to easily repurpose layouts to look great on a variety of pages sizes, orientations, or devices.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Graphics) – Photoshop is the market leading picture editor
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 (Multimedia) – The latest Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 video editing software delivers the faster-than-ever Mercury Playback Engine, a sleek intuitive UI, & many new features.
  • Adobe Reader X (Utility) – Adobe reader is the free, trusted standard for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF files.
  • Archi CAD 16 – Structural CAD software.
  • ARES – Electronics application for PCB layout.
  • Astrometrica 4.6390 – Astrometrica is an interactive software tool for scientific grade astrometric data reduction of CCD images. The current version for the Windows 32bit operating system family is the successor of a DOS based software that was used for astrometric data reduction of photographic films (1990), and later CCDs (1993)
  • Audacity (Multimedia) – A multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows.
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Design Review 2013 – AutoCAD is an industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, modelling, architectural drawing and engineering software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2013 – AutoCAD is an industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, modelling, architectural drawing and engineering software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 (CAD) – AutoCAD is an industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, modelling, architectural drawing and engineering software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2013 (CAD) – AutoCAD is an industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, modelling, architectural drawing and engineering software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 (CAD) – AutoCAD is an industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, modelling, architectural drawing and engineering software
  • AVIDEMUX – Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
  • AVISTACK – AviStack is a freeware tool for astronomy that registers stacks and processes movies and images.
  • C-Munipack – The C-Munipack is the software package, which offers the complete solution for reduction of images carried out by CCD camera, intended on an observation of variable stars. Each step of reduction process can be run from the command line or via simple and intuitive graphical user interface.
  • Definiens E-Cognition v8.7 – eCognition Developer is designed for image analysis specialists to develop, test and package their own image analysis applications.
  • DropBox – Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
  • ENFJAY – enFjay is a programming language designed exclusively for teaching purposes. It provides an introduction to core programming concepts such as:
    • Statement execution
    • Variables and assignment
    • Functions and procedures
    • Parameters
    • Looping and branching
    • Addressing and de-referencing
    • Compound data
    • Arrays and Structures
    • enFjay comes with an integrated development environment and debugger, as well as some supporting educational material.
  • Fico Express MPFICO Xpress helps organizations develop and deploy optimization applications that solve the biggest real-world challenges faster than ever, leading to the best possible business decisions.
  • Filezilla – Open Source (GNU/GPL) FTP client for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.
  • FindORB – Find_Orb can take a set of observations of an asteroid or comet, given in the MPC (Minor Planet Center) format or the NEOIBO or AstDyS formats, and find the corresponding orbit.
  • Firefox – Mozilla’s next-generation, open-source web browser. Firefox’s features include a pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, a smarter search, better security and privacy options, hassle-free download manager and much, much more.
  • Foxit PDF Reader – Free PDF reader.
  • Freecad – Free CAD based software.
  • Ghostscript – An interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.
  • Ghostview – A reader for postscript and PDF files.
  • GIMP 2.8.0 – A free Image editor
  • Google Picasa – provides a simple drag-and-drop image gallery enabling you to display Picasa web albums on WordPress pages.
  • Google Sketch UP – redecorate your living room, invent a new piece of furniture, model your city for Google Earth. There’s no limit to what you can create with SketchUp. You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they’ve made on the Google 3D Warehouse.
  • GoogleEarth – lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
  • GPower – A general power analysis program, free for Mac and PC.
  • Infranview – IrfanView is one of the longest-serving and most popular freeware image editors available.
  • Ink Scape – A drawing program for Linux, Macintosh and Windows.
  • IRIS 5.59 – An astronomical images processing software.
  • ISIS ProfessionalPCB design and simulation software.
  • Kompozer – KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
  • Magicc 5.3 – Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change – a regional climate SCENario GENerator.
  • Maple 15 – Students maths software.
  • Matlab r2012a – Electronics CAD Design Package.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 – Microsoft developer programming tools.
  • MikTex 2.9 – mathematical modelling software.
  • My SQL Workbench – MySQL Workbench is a unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs.
  • Netlogon 5.0.1 – NetLogo is an agent-based programming language and integrated modelling environment.
  • NEWBYTE Drosophilia Genetics Lab V6.
  • NEWBYTE Enzyme Lab v6 – An Exceptional Experimental Simulation that fits well into both the Biology and Chemistry Study Areas.
  • NVU – Dreamweaver equivalent, web page design software.
  • Opera – Free web browser.
  • Paint .net – Free image editing tool.
  • PEAK – Energy Saving Program.
  • Phoenics 2011CAD based software.
  • Photo Filtre – Great freeware image editor and optimizer.
  • Physcmate Instructor – PsychMate education software provides students and instructors with psychology research tools for classroom learning.
  • Pineline FX Cube – Client Software for connecting to the Atrium render farm.
  • Pro B – An Animator and Model Checker for B.
  • Project Clera Viro – Project CLEACONTEMPORARY LABORATORY EXPERIENCES IN ASTRONOMY — develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using digital data and colour images.
  • Python 3.2 – Programming Language.
  • Quicktime Player 10 (Multimedia) – Apple Media Player.
  • R Project 2.1.5 – R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.
  • Real Player 11 (Multimedia) – Free Media Player.
  • Registax v6 – Free image processing software.
  • Safari 5 – Apple Web Browser.
  • Salsa J – multi-platform, multi-lingual experience for image manipulation and analysis in the classroom. Its design enables easy implementation of new facilities and basically requires no in-situ maintenance.
  • Sao Image 9 – is a utility for displaying astronomical images in the X11 window environment.
  • Scilab 5.3.3 – Scilab is an easy to use computing environment designed for scientific applications. It features a wide variety of mathematical functions, including differential equations, polynomials, interpolation, linear algebra and statistics.
  • Skype – Make internet calls for free with Skype.
  • SPSS 20 (Statistics)IBM SPSS Statistics is an integrated family of products that addresses the entire analytical process, from planning to data collection to analysis, reporting and deployment.
  • Star UML 5 – StarUML is an open source project to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform.
  • Stellarium 011.1 – Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It’s easy to use, and free.
  • Subaru image processor – Subaru Image Processor: Makali`i is the software which can analyse the FITS image (data) obtained by the research observation including the Subaru Telescope. If it is non-commercial educational/out-reach/research purpose, anyone can use Makali`i freely.
  • Synfig studio – Synfig Studio is free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.
  • TEXNIC Center Software – Mathematical software – includes Ghostscript, GhostView, MikTex and TeXnicCenter.
  • Tommy gun – TommyGun is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating games and other software for old 8 bit computers.
  • Vamstat v2DOS Based software.
  • VENSIM – System Dynamics Software.
  • Winbilko 3.3 0 – Image processing software.
  • Windiets professional – Nutrition and Dietetic professionals will find WinDiets Professional useful for analysing the nutrition and energy intake and expenditure of their client.
  • Witness PWE – Simulation software.
  • Zoner photo studio – all-in-one software for managing, editing, and sharing images.
  • ZX Spin – ZX Spectrum Emulator