Published: Sept. 8, 2020

Digital Media Center, Creative Labs Center move to service model The Digital Media Center and Creative Labs Center will operate and assist students through a web-based and in-person service model, during the fall 2020 semester. Students will not have direct access to the fabrication labs, photography studio, select scanners and smaller checkout items. Students will have access to the makerspace area in CINC 152. Both labs will adhere to university social distancing and safety guidelines and expect students that use the space do the same. 

Students can reserve a makerspace tables on the online reservation system, which is similar to the one used for reserving time for the laser cutter. Faculty can also reserve studio and conferencing space located in the ENVD building and CLC in the ENVD program Outlook calendar.

Students can access links for assistance with file setup and file submissions on the Facilities & Resources ENVD webpage. The quality of submission files will be key to the success of the new service model.

Both centers have several student assistants ready to help students with software questions. Help can be requested through the public channels on the ENVD-CLC-DMC Microsoft Team. Students can connect with DMC and CLC between 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. Learn more about Microsoft Teams.

Video tutorials are being developed to assist students in preparing files for submission to each lab. They will be available on the ENVD YouTube channel. 

File Submission Process

  • Required filename convention: Class_FirstName_LastName_Assignment#
  • File reviewed by TA and/or CLC/DMC staff member.
  • File submitted by the student to PaperCut
  • Comments concerning additional corrections to file will be placed on PaperCut job ticket and an email is sent to the student.
    *Incorrect file formats, will be discarded and the job will require re-submission.
  • The file confirmed to be correct.

  • File placed in the queue of the appropriate lab.
    *Staff will not correct the file at the time of fabrication. The CLC will produce what they receive, if the submitted drawings are not accurate cuts will reflect those inaccuracies.
  • Students will receive an email confirmation with an estimated time of completion.
  • Once in the lab queue, it may take 2-7 days for execution dependent upon current overall workload and the demand on individual labs. Typically, the laser lab will have the quickest turnaround and the CNC lab will have the longest.
  • Students will receive an email confirming that parts are ready for pickup.

Acrylic, MDF and plywood will continue to be available for purchase through the labs. *Payment, via credit/debit card, must be made prior to taking possession of items.