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List of all software

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Software Functions Brief Description
Following software is accessible from CUED
Matlab R2013a graph plotting; matrix calculation signal processing and communications, image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement
Creo Thermal thermal analysis; finite element analysis structural, thermal and vibration analysis
LibreOffice office
Microsoft Office office
Abaqus 6.12-2 finite element analysis finite element analysis; 3D modelling
IES VE thermal and daylight analysis test different design options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, light levels, airflow, Part L, BREEAM, LEED, EPC ratings
Oasys GSA structure design Create the most complex of structural problems with ease,Geometrically optimise tension-only and compression-only structures,Connect fabric structure with steel, concrete frames
Sketchup concept design (integrated with IES VE and E+) 3D modelling software
Following software is freeware
E+ thermal and daylight analysis EnergyPlus models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, other energy flows, and water use. EnergyPlus includes many innovative simulation capabilities: time-steps less than an hour, modular systems and plant integrated with heat balance-based zone simulation, multizone air flow, thermal comfort, water use, natural ventilation, and photovoltaic systems. 
ESPr thermal analysis ESP-r is an integrated energy modelling tool for the simulation of the thermal, visual and acoustic performance of buildings and the energy use and gaseous emissions associated with associated environmental control systems. In undertaking its assessments, the system is equipped to model heat, air, moisture light and electrical power flows at user specified resolution.
Therm finite element analysis (2D)  model two-dimensional heat-transfer effects in building components such as windows, walls, foundations, roofs, and doors; appliances; and other products where thermal bridges are of concern. THERM's heat-transfer analysis allows you to evaluate a product’s energy efficiency and local temperature patterns, which may relate directly to problems with condensation, moisture damage, and structural integrity.
Window Window thermal and optical analysis The ability to analyze products made from any combination of glazing layers, gas layers, frames, spacers, and dividers under any environmental conditions and at any tilt;
Accessibility:Following software can be accessed via the Citrix server: http://applications.arct.cam.ac.uk

To access it, students need to install the Citirix Receiver software from the link:
http://www.citrix.com/clients/ and get an account from the architecture department. To get an account, they need to contact our computer officer, Stan W. Finney (Stan.Finney@aha.cam.ac.uk).
IES-VE thermal and daylight analysis test different design options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, light levels, airflow, Part L, BREEAM, LEED, EPC ratings
DesignBuilder building simulation simulation toolbox lets you model HVAC, daylighting, airflow, cost, energy and carbon. Optimise your solutions to meet design goals and maximise the benefits for your clients.
TRNSYS transient system simulation tool graphically based software environment used to simulate the behavior of transient systems
Ecotect sustainable design analysis Online energy, water, and carbon-emission analysis capabilities integrate with tools that enable you to visualize and simulate a building's performance within the context of its environment