Computer Labs

Open Labs CC15 & CC15A Spring & Fall Hours:

Open 24 HRS : Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Saturday Hours: Closed 2am-8am only.

* Exceptions are days when the college is closed. Please refer to the academic calendar for school closing and holidays.*

 See a list of available software in the open labs and specialized computing classrooms.

Academic Computing News:

  • AutoCAD .dwg File Conversions

    Ask ITAsk IT Question:

    Hello
    I’m an interior design student and i use autocad 2007 version.And i can’t open some Autocad project.
    Example,i download some cad files on this site http://www.dwgindir.com/ or  http://www.bibliocad.com/ site ect. but i can’t open files.
    How can i change to dwg files versions ? 

    Thank you

    Ask IT Answer:

    Dear Alice,

    We tried to contact you will the email address you provided us with, but it came back as a non-valid address.

    Online resource sometime become outdated. In this case the current version of AutoCAD is version 2014. Hence the version you are trying to open is 7 releases behind. The owners (the two websites) needed to have updated the samples files/resources.

    Autodesk may allow up to 2 version backward compatibility, and probably not 7 versions.

    Consider talking to your instructor about the issue.


    Femi Ariyo
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Technical Manager, Academic Computing, User Support & Media Services

  • FIT is closed on Fridays during the summer

    As a reminder, the college is closed on Fridays during the summer through Friday. August 9th.

    FIT is closed on Fridays until August 9th

    FIT is closed on Fridays until August 9th

  • Adobe Creative Cloud at FIT

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    I am happy to inform you that academic classrooms and faculty licensing will not be adversely affected by Adobe’s new subscription licensing model. FIT students will have the option to purchase CS6 or subscribe to the Creative Cloud. As you know, Adobe announced that Creative Suite 6 (CS6) would be its last major release sold via traditional CD/DVDs and that it would no longer offer perpetual licenses of its products but instead adopt a subscription service model.

    Also, this June Adobe will release a new version of Creative Suite. The various titles in the collection will now have a “CC” label to denote Creative Cloud instead of being called CS7. Faculty members may contact the Help Desk starting July 1 to request office installations and home licenses.

    Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, etc, will be available throughout all academic classrooms and labs in fall.

    You may read more about Adobe Creative Cloud by visiting the web resources below.

    Please do not hesitate to call me or email should you have any questions.
    Tel: x73503 Email: femi@fitnyc.edu

     

  • MS Office for Student Laptops

    Ask ITAsk IT: Question & Answer Forum:

    Does FIT offer downloads of the MS office for our laptops? I have never heard of a school not including this.

    - by Julianna Alabado

    Answer:

    Hello Juliana,

    Unfortunately, no we do not not give out Microsoft Office for students but we do offer a discounted Microsoft Office. To purchase this log-in to Myfit and select the Announcement & Web Resources tab. In the middle of the page under FIT associated stores you will see a link for Microsoft Educational Discount StoreFrom there, you will be able to purchase the software.

    Lucas Rodriguez

    Technician B

    IT Support

    7-HELP: Student Support

    7-TECH: Faculty & Staff

    TechHelp@fitnyc.edu

  • Advanced Wireless Upgrade Project

    FIT Community

    As President Brown referenced during her Convocation comments, FIT is deploying an advanced wireless technology solution.  The new system will blanket all administrative and academic buildings with over 500 access points, providing high quality wireless signal strength.  The system is designed to support classrooms and other high concentration usage areas.

    Design and configuration activities will occur over the next few weeks.  You may notice IT staff walking through hallways and office areas to map locations that will require wireless access points.  Replacement of the legacy (existing) wireless technology will occur during Spring Break.  Additional wireless access points will be installed throughout the remainder of the spring semester.

    The advanced wireless upgrade project will be complete and ready to support FIT for the Fall 2013 semester.

    During Summer 2013, technology to improve wireless access in the FIT Dorms will be completed.

    Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve FIT services

    Users should not reply directly to this email, but should send any comments to techhelp@fitnyc.edu

    -IT 4 FIT Communications Office

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