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
Search the AutoDesk newsgroups for past discussions of the stamp. Go to
the search engine at
the key words educational stamp and hit enter.
Here's the main reference page for student and educational
Also see For Educational Use Only plot stamp
AutoDesk Knowledge Base item:
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
and warning of the presence of Educational Drawing Files.
is a new monitoring utility helps prevent
accidental infection of AutoCAD drawing files by educational product
AutoCAD 2000 (SP1 and later)
AutoCAD LT 2002
AutoCAD LT 2000i
AutoCAD LT 2000