Virtual Desktops

The CAEE department, in collaboration with the Cockrell School of Engineering and other engineering departments, is now offering a new Application Delivery (AppD) service that will alllow students and faculty 24/7 access to LRC software through AppD's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). By installing a client to your machine (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android), you will be able to access LRC software with your web browser. These services uses the Quest vWorkspace platform.


Students must request Virtual Desktop Access. This is a simple step and should only be done once.

Faculty and staff have access to the system. Once you login the first time, a home directory will automatically be created for you.

Accessing Virtual Desktop

Desktop/Laptops - Visit and login with your UT EID login and password. If you are using this service for the first time you must download a client onto your machine from the Downloads tab for your Operating System. AppD supports Windows, Mac, and Linux for desktop machines. If you are using a Mac, only install the "Web Access Connector".

Tablets- To use AppD on iPad and Android tablets, follow the installation instructions on the ITG Virtual Desktop website.

Virtual Desktops can be accessed on-campus or off-campus using any computer with a web browser but will require a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection from off-campus.  Search for "VPN" at for detailed instructions.

Software Available

The following is a list of software that the CAEE department is available through AppD. This list will be updated as we install more programs on our Virtual Desktops.

• Abaqus 2017
• Ansys 18.1
• ArcGIS 10.5.1 & ArcGIS Pro 2.0
• AutoDesk Suite 2017

• Bentley Microstation with GeoPAK
• Bentley Culvert Master, Flow Master

• Groundwater Vistas 6
• HY-8
• Matlab 2017a
• Palisade Decision Tools (@Risk)
• Plaxis 2D

• SAP2000 19
• Steady
• Strata
• VLC Player


For general questions and technical support, please contact the Information Technology Group.