Digital Modeling and Visualization

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Digital Modeling & Visualization

The Primo Ceschia Family Digital Modeling and Visualization Laboratory (Room 2261) provides virtual and augmented reality resources to all Iowa State University students, faculty, and staff from all majors, departments, and experience levels.

See your vision in action in 2261


The Digital Modeling and Visualization Lab is located in room 2261 on the second level of the Student Innovation Center.


Open by appointment daily from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Makerspaces are closed daily between 12-12:30 PM and 5:30-6 PM. The Building and offices are closed during university holidays. Hours are subject to change.

Sign up

Ready to put your ideas into action? Contact us using the form below to sign up for training, or to ask any unanswered questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost?

Users are not charged for machine time, training, or consultation. Currently, machine use is on a first-come, first-served basis.

What kinds of projects can I do?

You can work on personal projects, group projects, and class projects within our Makerspaces. You cannot run a business out of the shop.

Who can use the makerspaces?

The Student Innovation Center’s mission is to provide collaborative space for users from all different backgrounds and disciplines. That’s why the Makerspace is open to all Iowa State students, staff, and faculty regardless of major, department, or prior experience.

However, the Makerspace is not available to be checked out for any period by anyone. Professors are welcome to bring their classes into the shop for group training, but classes cannot be held or conducted in the space. Even if professors bring a class in, the shop will remain open for others to use.

I’ve got a great Idea, but where do I start?

We offer consultations! Let us know in the form below if you would like a consultation, or feel free to stop by 2222 during office hours to speak with a shop supervisor.

Sign up for Makerspace training

Sign up

Sign up using the form below, letting us know what project you want to complete or what equipment you want to train on. We will contact you to schedule a time.


Come to the Student Innovation Center for hands-on training. Our Shop Supervisors will work with you one-on-one to get you where you need to be.

Start projects

Practice makes perfect. Use your new skills for personal projects, class projects, and more. We will still be right there with you to help along the way.

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