Service for students


Students of the University of Stuttgart can, within the framework of campus and state licensing agreements, obtain Software free of charge or for discounted university rates.


For students of the University of Stuttgart we acquire and provide:

  • Software that is free of charge or discounted
  • Campus and state licensing agreements

List of licenses

Manufacturer: Autodesk®   


The student community is sponsored by Autodesk international communication platform. It is available for students of the University of Stuttgart, for the faculty of architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, product design, animation and games. In addition to software, the site offers discussion forums, FAQs, e-learning courses and curricula, design libraries, job offers, and more.

  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® (CAD Software 2D, 3D)
  • Autodesk® Inventor Professional® (Simulation of 3D CAD)
  • Autodesk® SketchBook® (drawing software)

Download and installation: 

The registration is only possible with the student email address ( at  Autodesk® student

Manufacturer: Dassault Systèmes


CATIA is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), PLM and 3D, developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes.

Download and installation:  

CATIA licenses can only be purchased at the student council for mechanical engineering. For aerospace engineering licenses can only be purchased from Mr. Reyle.

Manufacturer: CambridgeSoft


ChemDraw is a Software-Package by  CambridgeSoft for drawing chemical structures.

  • Chemical structures, drawing of reaction equations
  • Conversion of a chemical structure to name or vice versa
  • Simulation of NMR spectra (1H- and 13C-NMR), MS spectra
  • Templates for structures and templates for most chemical journal

Download and installation: 

Please read the instructions before downloading ChemDraw Professional. Installation file links are in the instructions. 

ChemDraw V.17/18 Instruction and Download link

Manufacturer: Swiss Academic Software


Citavi enables literature management for students.
Free campus license for students of the university.

  • Literature administration
  • Recording and managing literature
  • Integration of PDFs and other documents
  • Compilation of bibliographies and manuscripts

Download and installation: 

Manufacturer: PTC Homepage


Creo (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) is the standard in the area of 3D product design. The software solution includes industry-leading tools, which support optimal proceedings in the construction and at the same time care for compliance with all industry-and company-specific standards. Integrated, parametrical 3D-CAD/CAM/CAE software solutions allow you to design faster than ever while maximizing innovation and quality to ultimately create exceptional products.

Students of all faculties of the University of Stuttgart are allowed to use the campus license on any number of private computers.

The campus license includes Creo for Windows.

Download and installation: 

Licensing information and installation instructions (German only).


Creo 5.0(64bit)      

Creo 4.0(64bit)

Creo 3.0(64bit)         



Manufacturer: Weisang - FlexPro


FlexPro is a software used for the analysis and presentation of data.

There are free practicing licenses for FlexPro available for all students of the University of Stuttgart. The software must be obtained directly from the  manufacturer. It is necessary to sign in with the  student email address (

Download and installation: 

To use the software you have to register on the following website:
Weisang - FlexPro (Website of the Manufacturer)

Manufacturer: MathWorks


MATLAB is used worldwide to solve mathematical problems, for evaluation and analysis of data and the graphical representation of the results. However, Simulink provides a graphical development environment for the design and simulation of technical systems and is used in many industries, for example in the automotive, aerospace and telecommunications to solve challenging technical problems. All Students of the University of Stuttgart are entitled to use the campus license on any number of personal computers

The campus license includes MATLAB and Simulink. For more tools check the detailed list on your MATLAB account. 

To use the MATLAB license it is necessary to provide the following information correctly.

  • Student E-mail address
  • First name
  • Surname

Incorrect or incomplete information may cause an exclusion of the MATLAB campus license. So please provide your name correctly. 

Download and installation: 

Save the activation key  on your computer. If you would like to use the license for more than one year, you will have to activate the license again (with the  same license key) after one year. Therefore, you have to keep the license key safe.
  1. Save the activation key on your computer.
  2. Create a MathWorks Account (instructions)
  3. Install MATLAB/Simulink - please follow the instructions of MathWorks (instructions)
  4. Reactivate MATLAB after one year (instructions)



Registered students of the University of Stuttgart have the opportunity to use Office 365 Pro Plus. The licensing program is coordinated by the University of Tübingen, which has also compiled  all the relevant information (German only).

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Range: Office 365 Pro Plus, which means Office for local installation without user account and online storage.

Cost: The portal operator charges a management fee of 3.99 € a year, otherwise there are no costs.

Download and installation: 

Please register with your student account on

The TIK does NOT provide support for this service. Please contact the official office support (Office Support


Office 365

Manufacturer: Microsoft


Microsoft Azure Dev Tools is a licensing program for the IT-education in the STEM-subjects(Imagine). A legal and simple access to Microsoft creating tools is made available to students and teachers of these subjects. The University of Stuttgart is in possession of a standard-license for  all students and teachers. However, the University is only allowed to permit access to the more expansive Imagine Premium to the STEM-faculties (Faculties 1 - 8 and part of faculty 10).

The software obtainable through the website may also be installed on private computers of University employees and students as long as it is only used for non-commercial research and teaching. Please not the information regarding the subjects permitted to use Imagine Premium.

For Microsoft Office, a separate licensing program for students of all Universities of Baden-Wuerttemberg exists and is offered by the University of Stuttgart. More information  under the following link.

Download and installation: 

MS Imagine is replaced by MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching on the 11th of February 2019. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not been able to provide us with any information on how to register for the new service. Therefore, we can neither implement nor test the connection of the university accounts to the new service "Azure Dev Tools" in time. At the same time, data protection issues arise, as anonymous registration (as before) will probably no longer be possible. Access to MS Imagine will therefore end on the 10th of February. As soon as we have further information, we will make it available here. Until then, we ask for your understanding.

Manufacturer: OriginLab


Origin is an analysis and visualization program for scientific data. The offered Origin Professional Edition includes all the features of Origin plus extended analysis tools in addition for statistics, 3D fitting, image and signal processing. Student from all faculties of the University of Stuttgart are eligible to purchase this student license. Due to subsidies of the TIK, this software only costs €14,28. You can purchase it in the online shop of ADDITIVE which handles the student licenses of the University of Stuttgart.

Download and installation: 

How to purchase ORIGIN PRO 

  1. Visit the  homepage of OriginLab
  2. Add OriginPro to your cart
  3. Choose " New Customer"
  4. Enter personal information
    Please note: Be sure to use your student E-mail address (
  5. Specify shipping address and payment method and place order

OriginLab Additive Softwareshop

Manufacturer: QtiPlot 


QtiPlot is a tool for scientific data analysis and for creating graphical renderings of analyzed data.

Students of all faculties are entitled to use the campus license on as many private PCs as they want. 

The license includes QtiPlot for the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Debian)

To be able to use QtiPlot you have to download Python 2.7 (


Version V.

QtiPlot Windows 64 bit     

QtiPlot Windows 32 bit

Mac OS X ab Version 10.9

Hints for Linux users

The versions for Linux are available as Debian packages (. deb) and can be also installed on Debian-based distributions (e.g. Ubuntu).

The packages for Linux with statically linked libraries should be used only when there is a problem with the normal version of the packages.


QtiPlot (Linux Ubuntu 16.04 - 64bit)        

QtiPlot (Linux Ubuntu 16.04 - 32bit) 

QtiPlot (Linux Ubuntu 14.04 - 64bit)       

QtiPlot (Linux Ubuntu 14.04 - 32bit)    

QtiPlot (Linux Debian 8 - 64bit)       

QtiPlot (Linux Debian 8 - 32bit) 


Manufacturer: PLM


Siemens NX is used for an efficient and flexible product development. Besides the 3D modeling and documentation of multidisciplinary calculations of structural, moving, thermal, fluid and multi-physical applications, machining and quality control is possible.

Siemens NX is available for all students of the University of Stuttgart.

Download and installation: 

Due to a change of the license file all users of NX are required to select the  bundles again (see last section of the installation instructions for details)


Siemens NX 12 (64bit)

Siemens NX 11 (64bit)

Siemens NX 10 (64bit)

Manufacturer: Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. 


SolidWorks software integrates a wide range of tools for mechanical CAD, design review, product data management, design communication and CAD productivity in one easy to use package.

Students from all faculties of the University Stuttgart are entitled to use the software. It can be used on any number of  private computers.  

Download and installation: 


SolidWorks 2019 (64bit)

SolidWorks 2018 (64bit)

 kostenlos, Must have, free, The software is protected by copyright. It is made available by the data center without charge for all students, also for private use. Circulation to third parties is not permitted. Any commercial use is forbidden, as well as using the license after you are no longer a student of the University of Stuttgart. Each Person is only allowed to install SAV on three computers at the same time. For the installation and also for the regular (set on 60 minute intervals at the moment) updates it is necessary to be connected to the university-network, e.g. with VPN. If the Anti-Virus program is not updated regularly the program is no longer effective, because current attacks will not be identified! If you still want to use the licensed version, you can download the following file. Please note, that you have to be connected to the university network (eduroam) or to VPN for the installation and for updates. Sophos Endpoint Security & Control Version für Windows v10.3 Sophos Endpoint Security & Control Version für Mac v9.1.8

Manufacturer: Sophos

Description: This program is used for detection and removal of malware (viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.) independent of the way in which the malware has infiltrated the system. We recommend the installation of “ Sophos Home ” (for Windows and MacOS), which is free for private use, to all students of the University of Stuttgart. The required updates are not restricted to the network of the university.

Download and installation: 

Sophos Home

Otherwise, for example this webpage may also be used to make a decision:

Please note, that it is necessary to previously uninstall pre-existing Sophos-Installations.
You can find further information here:




Manufacturer: IBM 

Description: SPSS is an application that allows you to analyze data statistically. The basic module offers the core statistical procedures. Add-ons are available for special tasks. The stand-alone application AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) can be used for structural equation modeling (SEM) to compare, confirm and refine models easily.

Students of all faculties of the University Stuttgart can use the campus license. The students of the University Stuttgart can use it on any private computer. 

Download and installation: 

Please read the installation instructions /license information of the respective version manual before downloading.

Manufacturer: VMware

Description: The TIK has obtained a membership for the VMWare Academic program for the University of Stuttgart. The license contains, among others, the following products:

  • VMWare Workstation (Windows/Linux)
  • VMWare Fusion (Mac)
  • VMWare vSphere
  • VMWare vCenter Server

The license allows the private use of the software as well as the use in research and teaching. Infrastructural use is strictly prohibited.

All students of the University of Stuttgart are permitted to get a single license per product. If you need an additional license, you will need to purchase them for the regular price.

Information regarding the terms of service can be found here:

Please mind the End User License Agreement (EULA). The violation of this agreement can lead to an exclusion from the program for the whole University, not only yourself!

Download and installation: 

The licenses can be recieved via the online software shop and are valid for one year each. In order to sign in, students need to use their student account ( We do not pass on any personal information to the software shop, only a randomly generated sequence of characters in order to be used as a username. Visit the  software shop to download VMWare.

When you hit "Sign In", you will be redirected to the Shibboleth Identity Provider of the University of Stuttgart, where you need to identify yourself with your username and password.

Further information

Homepage des VMWare Academic Program

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