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

  • ArcGIS 10.8.1
  • AutoCAD 2021
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2021
  • Autodesk Revit 2021
  • COMSOL 5.6 Classroom Kit
  • Foxit Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • GrabCAD Print
  • LibreOffice
  • MakerBot Print
  • SAP2000
  • MATLAB R2021a
  • Dr. Probe

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

  • Aquasim
  • BioWin 6.2
  • COMSOL 5.5 Classroom Kit
  • CSi Bridge 2020
  • Foxit Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • GrabCAD Print?
  • LibreOffice
  • MATLAB R2021a

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

  • LabView 2021
  • MATLAB R2021a
  • SPSS
  • TopSpin

Aspen Virtual Lab: [Click here to access Aspen Virtual Lab]  Only students in approved courses will have access to this lab.

  • Aspen v12.1
  • Foxit Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • LibreOffice

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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