educational banner on drawings

We use Architectural Desktop 3.3. I just transfered it from one machine to
another and on some drawings we're getting a banner stating tht this is an
educational version. Anyway to figure how this happened and how to make it
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Is this only on some drawings plotted by this machine? If so, delete those drawings and verify any xref's blocks etc that were involved in that drawing to see if they also have the stamp. If they do they will have to be deleted. If it's on every drawing: has the educational version of autocad ever been on this machine? If so, then uninstall all of autocad, and delete any support files, dwgs, etc that remain from autocad, and reinstall from scratch. DO NOT attempt to salvage the drawings as they will "contaminate" other drawings with the note. If you desperately need to clean the drawings, contact Autodesk to perform a cleaning of the drawing. You may have to go through your VAR to do it.
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Information from saved messages about the education stamp:
The plot stamp is supposed to be there if you are using the educational version of AutoCAD, or are using a file that at some point went through an educational version of AutoCAD. Somewhere, somehow your drawing or a component being used went through such an educational version, hence the stamp. It is deliberately built into the educational program to stop it from being used in an office environment.
Search the AutoDesk newsgroups for past discussions of the stamp. Go to the search engine at
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put in the key words educational stamp and hit enter.
Here's the main reference page for student and educational institution products:
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Also see For Educational Use Only plot stamp
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AutoDesk Knowledge Base item:
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When you plot a drawing that was created in or that contains drawing data that was created in the Educational (Student and Faculty) version of AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based software, the following plot stamp or watermark appears in the plot:
For Educational Use Only
There is no way to circumvent the plot stamp. This is as designed to discourage the commercial use of an educational version of an AutoCAD product. Autodesk sells educational versions of software on the premise that the software will be used for educational purposes only.
This can also occur when using blocks or other components of drawings that have been created or modified in an Educational version. This includes layers, blocks, layouts, and so on.
ALSO if you have a commercial drawing that has an educational stamp:
Help with this issue is only available through your Authorized AutoDesk Reseller and the Autodesk Product Support group.
Contact your reseller and request a copy of EMR_STAMP.LSP (or EMR_Utility). This is a lisp utility to search out infected files. If you have a few infected files they can be emailed to AutoDesk for cleaning. If you have a large quantity to be cleaned they have a 15 day program (involves an approval process) that you can use to clean the files.
If needed please copy this information and email it to your reseller as this problem may be something your representative may not be familiar with.
Please note that AutoCAD 2004, 2005 2006 & 2007 all include automatic detection and warning of the presence of Educational Drawing Files.
Additional resources:
EDU-Scan from
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is a new monitoring utility helps prevent accidental infection of AutoCAD drawing files by educational product content.
Available for:
AutoCAD 2002 AutoCAD 2000i AutoCAD 2000 (SP1 and later) AutoCAD LT 2002 AutoCAD LT 2000i AutoCAD LT 2000
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