Amazon AppStream 2.0


Amazon’s AWS technology powers millions of sites worldwide, including the massive shopping experience, and now it is host to several Notre Dame applications required for technical courses here in the colleges of Engineering and Science.

To connect to AppStream please click one of the links below that corresponds with the software you need. (IMPORTANT) See instructions below on how to save your files.

Video Tutorials

Engineering & Science Graphics Virtual Lab: [Click here to access Engineering & Science Graphics Virtual Lab]

  • AutoCAD 2019
  • Civil 3D 2019
  • Creo
  • Solidworks 2018
  • SAP 2000
  • Makerbot
  • Quartus
  • Maya 2020
  • Revit 2020
  • ArcMap 10.7

Engineering & Science Standard Virtual Lab: [Click here to access to Engineering & Science Standard Virtual Lab]

  • Anaconda
  • HOMER Pro
  • CSI Bridge 2017
  • BioWin 6
  • Interactive Heat Transfer 4.0

AppStream is a full Windows desktop. Once launched you will see a desktop similar to Windows 10.  The normal load time is approximately two minutes. During the load time you will see a countdown until your desktop is ready.

Important: Make sure you save your files on Google Drive. Files saved anywhere else on the AppStream virtual instances  space will be deleted when you disconnect.

To connect your Google Drive to AppStream, you will need to allow it access only once, and the connection will persist.  To connect Google Drive, click on the My Files icon in the upper left of the window.

Then you can click Add Storage in the upper right and select Google Drive.  Once you have authorized Google Drive access, your file open and save dialogs should allow you to open and save to Google Drive.

You will only have to complete this step once. Most applications will allow you to select “This PC” to access Google Drive. Some applications listed below require a different way to access your files.

Using Google Drive to Open and Save files in AppStream Applications (Currently being updated)





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