Access windows computer labs through uDesk which creates a virtual Windows experience inside your web browser, allowing you to access a university built computer at any time. This guide will show you how to connect to uDesk GPU which provides remote (off-campus) access to software requiring Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Support such as:

  • ArcGIS,
  • Autocad,
  • ENVI,
  • Enscape,
  • Erdas,
  • Imagine,
  • Keyshot, 
  • Multispec,
  • Navisworks,
  • QGIS,
  • Revit,
  • SketchUp,
  • Sketchup-Pro,
  • Solidworks,
  • V-Ray.on a Mac or PC through the web browser. 

See our full list of software available in an Online Windows Computer lab with GPU (link only accessible with account)

Note: When finished, be sure to use the Shut Down power option in the Start Menu. Closing your web browser while the uDesk HTML Portal is active or failing to use the Shut Down command could result in data loss.

Step-by-step guide

On any Mac or PC, open a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari and go to:

  1. Click on Login to uDesk.

  2. Sign in with your App State Credentials.

    Once Signed in, choose the correct virtual machine based on your needs.

  3. You can now use the virtual machine.
    Note: This screen may take a few minutes to load so please be patient. 

If you have any questions, submit a support request at, or call the Help Desk at 262-6266.

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