I am currently a student and have registered via the AutoCAD site for a
student version of AutoCAD. The last release I bought (full version) was
R9 but it's quite out of date. I'm using only AutoSketch Release 7 just
now and I'm finding it really slow compared to using full blown AutoCAD.
Before I wire off the funds to the reseller for the software (2005) and
user manual(s) What are the functionality restrictions of the student
"Huw" wrote in
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Is there a difference between "Student" version and "Academic" version?
I use an academic version of 2004 and there's no educational plot stamp,
either on electronic plots or paper plots.
If there's no difference between the two terms then this must be a new thing
introduced with 2005.
And any DWG produced with it can never be used for commercial purposes. Not
even as a block or an xref. They will always introduce the educational plot
There are certainly two types, but I don't know the official terms for =
I work for a non academic unit of an Australian university. Until =
earlier this year we used a version of Map 4 (2000) called "EDUCATION =
VERSION" in the title bar on initial start-up, and "Educational Version =
- NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE" in the About box. AutoDesk's reseller new that =
we exchange drawings with commercial architects, consultants etc, and =
our version did not create the educational plotstamp. AutoDesk's policy =
has since changed and we now use the full version of Map 2004.
We never receive drawings from students so I've never seen the =
educational plotstamp, or perhaps only certain country's education =
versions produce it - the same way Australians have to have a dongle, =
and customers in the USA don't.