Computing Resources

Department requires all LARP Students to have their own Windows Compatible laptop computer. Click the following to view the PDF iconComputer Guide

Computer Lab Hours

  • DB 260 (Trimble Tech Lab) Monday - Friday  8:30am - 5:00pm, after hours card access
  • DB 235 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Digital Media TA Hours Spring 2022
Digital TAs:

Muskaan Handa
Email: mhanda@umass.edu

Saige Lloyd
Email: slloyd@umass.edu

Sean Fitzimmons
Email: sfitzsimmons@umass.edu

Muskaan's Hours:
Monday - 2:30 - 5:00pm
Wednesday - 2:30 - 5:00pm
Friday - 2:30 - 5:00pm
Saturday - 1:00 - 2:00pm

*(Schedule by Appointment)

Saige's Hours:
Tuesday - 12:00 - 2:30pm
Thursday - 12:00 - 2:30pm
Sunday - 3:00 - 6:00pm

Sean's Hours:
Monday - 10:00 - 1:30pm
Wednesday - 10:00 - 1:30pm
Saturday - 10:00 - 1:00pm

*Office hours are subject to change based on availability/midterms/finals

Location:
Trimble Lab DB 260

Students can also make appointments with the digital media TA for a tutoring session by email. Special TA help hours will be provided during presentation weeks. 

Scan

  • Large size scan - Fill out a scan request form in the main office (DB 210), attach it to your drawing(s). At least 24hrs notice is required.
  • Self Service Scan station is in DB 235 Station #30

Printers & Plotter (DB 260A) Instruction

  • Black & White Printer: 8.5x11, 8.5x14, 11x17, single & double sided (1 page 8.5x11 costs $ 0.05)
  • Color Printer: 8.5x11, 8.5x14, 11x17, single & double sided (1 page 8.5x11 costs $ 0.35)
  • T1700 Plotter: 24", 36" wide (The average 24x36 plot costs around $7.002)
    (Please make sure the file you are plotting is under 10MB, the smaller the better). 

Remote print from your personal laptop (windows only)
Please download & install the driver packages from http://umaoitptp2.campus.ads.umass.edu/Uniprint/Packages.asp.

  • Design Building Plotters (Remote)
  • Design Building Printers (Remote) 

DB Wood Shop & Fab Lab
If you want to train to use the Wood Shop, you must first complete Fire Safety Training
If you want to train to use the Fab Lab (Laser Cutter), you must complete Both Fire and Laser Safety Training.
Trainings sign up: https://ehs.umass.edu/trainings

  • Grads & Undergrads from any program in the Design Building are welcome
  • Questions contact Wood Shop Manager Evan Janes ejanes@umass.edu (DB112A)

Workshop Instructions

Software Tutorials

Rendering Tips

GIS resources

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