PLTW Software

Hero

Access Your 2017-18 PLTW Program Software

The annual PLTW Participation Fee covers the cost of all required software for your PLTW programs. Please use the links below to access the software needed for your PLTW programs. Troubleshooting documents are available here.

2017-18 Software Updates

  • New Design and Modeling software update: PLTW will offer and support a new software solution – SketchUp Pro.
  • 2017 Autodesk products now license after installation is complete. For mass installation, consider creating an Autodesk Deployment Package.
  • In 2016, Autodesk Inventor HSM Ultimate replaced Edgecam for CIM.
  • The Software Request Form is only required for STEM Hero.
  • ROBOTC no longer needs a Building License file to use the software. The latest version of ROBOTC (4.55) is ready for student use after installing the software.
  • FPGA boards are no longer supported for Digital Electronics. DE is now utilizing the Digital Mini System.
  • To ensure you can successfully install and use required software, please follow these hardware specifications.
  • For smaller software updates, see our change log.
  • All other licensing information and procedures are located in the installation guides below.

PLTW Gateway

PLTW Computer Science

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, a new full-year computer science introductory course – Computer Science Essentials – will be available to districts and schools. Schools currently offering Introduction to Computer Science have the option to continue offering the ICS course in 2017-18, or they may enhance their PLTW Computer Science program with the new Computer Science Essentials course for 2017-18. ICS curriculum will be available and supported through the 2018-19 school year.

PLTW Engineering

PLTW Biomedical Science