CAD software, in particular 3D design software requires a higher specification computer which is offered in the CAD suites at UCLan. Access to large format colour printing is often required for this type of work.
CAD software, in particular 3D design software has slightly different user requirements for a suitable computer to support this type of work. Generally a larger monitor is required plus a higher specification processor, additional RAM, a higher specification graphics card and a 64bit operating system. One of the largest PC rooms at UCLan fitted with this specification of computer is to be found in Harris Building. HB144A is equipped with 40 CAD specification computers and 4no. large plasma screens for teaching purposes, but is a bookable room as a result. It is freely available for all to use outside of timetabled class times.
Colour A4/A3 printing, scanning and photocopying is available within this room as is large format colour printing. These printers are all accessible from the university network and files can therefore be sent to be printed from any computer on campus.
A second large format colour printer identical to this one is available on the ground floor of the library. It is also accessible from the network with the same pricing structure.
Large Format printers
Bookable CAD studios can be booked by staff by the usual methods of either timetabling, or an individual ad-hoc booking.
LIS Customer Support Team
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The opening times of these facilities are the same as the opening times of the building. Harris Building is currently open 7.30am - 9.00pm Monday - Thursday and 7.30am - 8.00pm Friday.
During vacation periods the closing times are one hour earlier, namely 8.00pm Monday - Thursday and 7.00pm Friday.
As with most UCLan buildings out of hours access can be arranged in conjunction with UCLan Security.