Software Licensing

Site licensed software can be downloaded from our Kivuto-hosted software webstore. (You must be on the Caltech network or using VPN in order to download software from this website.)

The Latest News

11/12/2015: If your Matlab standalone installation displays a notice that the license will expire within 60 days or less, you will need to renew your license for another year. To renew your license, please follow these instructions.

10/08/2015: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 is available for download.

09/24/2015: Microsoft Office 2016 Standard for Mac is available for download.

08/07/2015: SolidWorks 2015-2016 Education Edition is available for download.

08/07/2015: Microsoft has released Windows 10, which is available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is also available to Caltech students through the Microsoft DreamSpark program ( Faculty and staff may download Windows 10 from the webstore. Please note that Windows 10 is a major product release that includes significant changes to the user interface, functionality, application/document compatibility and system performance. IMSS strongly recommends that customers evaluate Windows 10 on test systems before installing them on any production systems to avoid any interruption of work-related computing tasks. While IMSS can provide best-efforts support for Windows 10, we cannot guarantee compatibility with the systems and services you most commonly use. IMSS will continue to evaluate Windows 10 and will post updates as they become available.

07/09/2015: Microsoft recently released Office 2016 for Mac to Office 365 customers. Caltech’s Office 365 subscription allows access.caltech account holders to download and install Office 2016 for Mac on up to 5 devices. Instructions to install Office 2016 for Mac can be found here. Note that to install Office 2016, you must be running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later. Also note that campus system administrators that manage labs or multiple machines should not use the Office 365 version of Office 2016 for Mac due to the 5 device install limit. The campus site licensed version of Office 2016 for Mac will be available for download from the webstore upon release to volume licensing customers.

07/09/2015: ChemBioDraw/ChemBioOffice licenses need to be renewed after June 30. Instructions to reactivate can be found at

05/28/2015: ChemDraw Professional 2015 for Mac and ChemOffice Professional 2015 for Windows are now avaialble for download.

05/12/2015: Summer students are not eligible to download most of our site licensed software. Only Microsoft Forefront and Symantec Endpoint are available to students at (click for the download in the Announcements section).

05/12/2015: Maple 2015 (standalone license) is now available for download.

03/26/2015: Cambridge Structural Database 2015 is now available for download.

03/20/2015: Matlab R2015a is now available for download.

03/01/2015: IMSS no longer offers Adobe Creative Suite products for sale through the webstore because Adobe has discontinued sales of its standalone Creative Suite products. To purchase Adobe software, Creative Cloud subscriptions are available for purchase directly from the website.

01/22/2015: Effective February 9, 2015, the IMSS-run proxy server which registers campus Red Hat systems to receive updates will be retired and transitioned to a new Satellite server. In order to continue to receive RHEL updates, you will need to download a new script to register your systems to receive updates. Instructions on how to obtain this new script can be found on the Caltech software webstore. If you previously ordered RHEL from the software webstore, you can find these updated instructions in your software order details. Otherwise, simply place a new order for RHEL to obtain these instructions. Also note that effective 2/9/2015,, a former RHEL resource, will be retired.

1/15/2015: Adobe will discontinue CS6 sales at the end of February. The last day to order Adobe CS6 products from the webstore will be February 23rd.

12/19/2014: AutoCAD 2015 and Mathematica 10.0.2 are now available for download.

12/18/2014: AutoCAD is now free for educational institutions.

12/12/2014: PTC licenses expire annually in December. If your PTC installation has stopped working, please request a new license file by sending your MAC address (host ID) to

12/12/2014: The Matlab license server triad is retired. If you have not yet updated your license file to connect to the new single replacement server, please follow these instructions to do so.

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