ECC Engineering Virtual Labs

In order to use the Engineering VLabs, you must have the VMWare Client installed. If you do not have this client installed visit the following link to download it:

ENG Open

ENG Open is a general use lab for students in the College of Engineering. Many commonly used applications are included in this lab. Additionally, many P: drive programs can be accessed from ENG Open.

All College of Engineering students have access to ENG Open.
(Maximum of 20 virtual computers)

  • Windows 7
  • MathCAD 15
  • MiniTab 16
  • SolidWorks 2014
  • NetBeans IDE
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Access to Engineering home drive (U:)
  • Access to Engineering programs drive (P:)
ENG Modeling

ENG Modeling is a virtual lab specifically configured for modeling use. This lab has a custom installed version of Softworks and other support software.

All College of Engineering students have access to ENG Modeling.
(Maximum of 10 virtual computers)

  • Windows 7
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • SolidWorks 2016
  • Simulation
  • Electrical
  • eDrawings
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Access to Engineering home drive (U:)
  • Access to Engineering programs drive (P:)

ENG AspenTech

ENG AspenTech is a virtual lab that grants the use of Aspen V8 for chemical engineering.

ENG AspenTech is only accessible to students who are taking a class where this virtual lab is used.

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Aspen V8

Frequently Asked Questions

What user name and password do I use for the virtual labs?

The virtual lab system uses your UTAD user name and password.

What operating systems support the Virtual Labs?

The virtual lab client, VMWare Horizon, currently supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apple macOS
  • Linux (officially Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux, CentOS)
  • Apple iOS
  • Android
  • Google Chrome OS
Information and instructions for installation can be found on VMWare's Horizon Client site at Be aware that not every feature is available for every operating system. Refer to the VMWare documentation for your specific operating system client version for requirements and use.

Can I access my Engineering P: and U: drive on the College of Engineering virtual labs?

Yes. On the desktop of every College of Engineering virtual lab is a link that when run, will prompt for your Engineering account user name and password. Once entered, the P: and U: drives will automatically connect to the virtual lab session.

Do my settings and files persist between virtual lab sessions?

No. After you logout, the virtual lab instance will be "destroyed" and reset. You need to save all work to another location.

Can I access or save files using a removable USB drive connected to my local computer while using a virtual lab?

Yes, but it depends on the version of the VMWare Horizon client you are using. The Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux clients can take advantage of USB redirection allowing the virtual lab instance to connect to USB drives on your local computer. The Apple iOS, Android, Google Chrome OS, and Microsoft Store versions of the VMWare Horizon Client cannot connect to USB drives on your local device.

How do I get access to a specific College of Engineering virtual lab?

All College of Engineering students have access to the ECC Open virtual lab and most other College of Engineering virtual labs. There are instances of class or function specific virtual labs which are available for only students of specific classes or groups. Usually your account is added if you are a member of that class automatically. Additionally, all UT students have access to the UT Open Lab and possibly others from classes or groups in other areas.

Can I access my Engineering account U: or P: drive from a non-College of Engineering virtual lab (e.g. UT Open)?

Not at this time. If you need access to your U: or P: drive, use one of the College of Engineering virtual labs.

I’m having problems with using the virtual labs. Who do I contact for help?

You will need to submit a help desk case for assistance. You can contact the UT Help Desk inone of the following way:
Phone: 419.530.2400
*The online help desk requires you to login with your UTAD account. If your problem is your UTAD account and you cannot login, you will need to call or email the help desk The College of Engineering ECC group only controls the College of Engineering virtual labs. The main infrastructure (servers) and any virtual labs not specifically controlled by the College of Engineering are controlled by either central IT or its respective college.

My question was not answered here. How do I find out X?

Submit a help desk case (see above) and someone from ECC will be happy to contact you and assist you.