AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006

AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006

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turmoil23
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Registered: ‎05-22-2009
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Free Licences or Open licences

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05-22-2009 12:04 PM
any of the AutoCAD software is free? i mean any of the old licences 2005-or prior became open license of any kind?

the place where i work uses AutoCAD 2005 i want to know if they have to pay for the license or update it

according to the hardware they cave, they cant run more than cad2005..

where can i check that up?

(serious responses only please)
*A+P
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Re: Free Licences or Open licences

05-22-2009 01:31 PM in reply to: turmoil23

You can read up on this directly from the Autodesk
website:


 

But typically the AutoCAD software needs to be
purchased. 

It never becomes an open license. 

If the user upgrades the hardware, the same license
can be used on the new hardware as long as it's uninstalled from the old
hardware.

At installation, the software will have to be
activated on the new system.

 

As for upgrading the software itself, you can read
up on Autodesk's subscription program:


 

Paul

 

 


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any
of the AutoCAD software is free? i mean any of the old licences 2005-or prior
became open license of any kind? the place where i work uses AutoCAD 2005 i
want to know if they have to pay for the license or update it according to the
hardware they cave, they cant run more than cad2005.. where can i check that
up? (serious responses only please)
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peter.ashby
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Registered: ‎05-25-2004
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Re: Free Licences or Open licences

06-02-2009 12:54 AM in reply to: turmoil23
the only free version you can get is the academic version, and if that is used it will put an academic version stamp on every drawing created, this will stick with any element copied into a commercial drawing and then that will also have the academic stamp, this is done to stop the academic version being used for commercial purposes. As for the Machine hardware, I have found most machines will run an upgraded version of AutoCAD, but maybe very slowly.
Peter
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