Getting Started

From CVL Wiki

Revision as of 10:33, 13 July 2012 by Amber5 (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
  • The CAD and Visualization Lab (CVL) is divided into two parts, an open access computer lab and a compute cluster.
  • The CVL is a departmental resource available to students and researchers. The primary reasons for the CVL are to support software packages used throughout the department and to provide compute power for the more compute intensive requirements.Currently, the CVL uses Linux as its operating system; however, the CVL is user friendly for those who use Microsoft Windows or Apple's OSX.


How to Set Up An Account with CVL

Step One Click link.
Step Two Create your account.
Or Change your account.
Step Three Enter your PID and Password.
Step Four Click the VT PID Login button.
Step Five Enter your correct information into the blank boxes.
Step Six Create a new password.
Step Seven Check the I have read and will abide by the VT Acceptable Use Policy box.
Step Eight Click Create an CVL Account.

Main Page Info

  • The Resources page provides links to:
How to gain Remote Access to the CVL over the Internet
  • Offers an introduction on graphics on Linux/Unix machines like the CVL.
CVL Filebox
  • Offers an introduction on the CVL Filebox and how to use the CVL with step by step instructions for both Windows and Mac OS X.
FAQ --- Frequently Asked Questions
  • Offers frequently asked questions about the CVL.
Compute Clusters
  • Offers information on the compute clusters available in the CVL.
PSpice FAQ
  • Offers information and standard solutions on common issues with the PSpice 9.1.
  • Offers instructions for installing/uninstalling drives and software for the PCSGU250.
Computer Security
  • Offers valuable information on securing your personal computer.
Identity Finder
  • Offers information about protection sensitive information and how to install the Identity Finder for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Offers instructions on how to install and use TrueCrypt.
  • The CVL page provides services through these links:
Computer Support
  • Offers links to Windows Support, Linux Support, Mac Support.
How to recover data in from your CVL account.
  • Offers information on how to recover deleted files.
CVL File Backup Service --- For graduate students and research groups.
  • Offers support in backing up important files.
Help Desk --- For more information about helpdesk and how to use it click here.
  • Offers help.
Document Printing (Posters, CAD drawings, photographs)
  • Offers instructions on Formatting, How to get High Resolution VT Logos, and

How to Convert PowerPoint Posters to PDF.

  • The Virginia Tech Links page provides links to other Tech pages:
Virginia Tech Home Page
  • Provides a link to the Virginia Tech Home Page.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Home Page
  • Provides a link to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Home Page.
College of Engineering Home Page
  • Provides a link to the College of Engineering Home Page.
  • The Software Packages and Programs page provides links, which offers general information, including setup and information, on specific programs.

Making Contributions

File Backup

  • Graduate students and research groups may use the CVL for backing up their work.
  • To access more information, click this link: File Backup


  • To learn about the CVL Lab click this link: CVL Lab.

CVL Cluster

Help Desk

  • This link will send you to the Help Desk where you can ask questions:
    Help Desk
Personal tools