For the current generation of Industrial Designers, computers and laptops are an essential tool in production. 3D rendering, production layouts, and material research are all more accessible to ID students owning their own laptops. The restrictions of lab hours are a thing of the past, and work can be done whenever, wherever.
The following are required and recommended Industrial Design software programs for the Fall semester and beyond. This list is subject to change, and a complete list will be sent to you before the beginning of the Fall semester.
***Note: Interested in possible less expensive prices? It may be less expensive to access software via the:
==> MIAD school page on Journey Ed. <==
To do so, please click the link above and search for the software you are interested in. If you have any trouble or need assistance, please contact Open Book.
Required Software for Industrial Design all levels:
Listed in: Foundations section
– Price: $100 (It will show up as an item on your tuition bill for incoming students)
– Availability: Supplied at MIAD for all incoming students
MIAD provided Microsoft Office
– Price: Free
– Availability: TBA
Sketchup | Sketchup.com | Free
Windows 8.1 Pro
Found at: JourneyEd | $69.99
Windows 7 Pro
Found at: NewEgg | $139.99
Found at: Autodesk | $59/year
Found at: Keyshot.com | $95/year
SolidWorks (ID Sophomores)
Found at: JourneyEd | $139.95/year
CES edupack (For ID Junions | Provided by MIAD)
Found at: See above | Free
Found at: Apple App Store | $60 (Each component sold seperately on Apple App Store for $20/piece.)
*NOTE: iWork is free with Mavericks.*
Found at: Sketchup | $49/year
Estimated Total for Required Software without tax:
$323.99 w/ Windows 8.1 Pro | $393.99 w/ Windows 7 Pro
+$139.95 with SolidWorks (for ID Sophomores)
* For the most up-to-date costs please check the software through the links.