Stephen F. Austin State University

Laptop Computer Policy

Computer Policy Fall 2021


Over the past two decades, technology has had a major impact on the profession of interior design. The Interior Design program is committed to the integration of computers throughout the design curriculum. Each student in the interior design program is required to purchase a laptop computer capable of using the latest versions of AutoCAD, Revit, Google SketchUp, Adobe Suites and Microsoft Office 2019. We start using computers your freshman year.

Where to Purchase

As a student at SFA, you are eligible to purchase a computer from any vendor/supplier you choose. The Interior Design program is a PC advocate, although AutoCAD is compatible with a MAC OS, Revit is not. Also, there are some features in the PC version of AutoCAD that are not available in the MAC version which could create issues when trying to create drawings. It is not recommended that you utilize a MAC for AutoCAD. The laptop you purchase is required to have 3 HDMI connections.


Protect your investment with an insurance rider. Speak to your insurance agent about insuring your computer. Some insurance companies will include your computer under renter's insurance. If you or your parents have a homeowner's insurance policy, you may be able to insure your computer with an optional rider.

Computer Requirements and Specifications- Fall 2020