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Irish2
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Buying older version of autocad

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03-30-2010 01:16 PM
I want to buy a 2008 or 2007 version of autocad but I want everything legal and upfront. If I get one from say, ebay, what all do I need to have in order for it to be legal? Would I need some sort of authorization code from autodesk for it to work? I am not interested in any of the newer versions. Thanks in advance!
*Bill Gilliss
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Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 01:43 PM in reply to: Irish2
On 3/30/2010 4:16 PM, Irish2 wrote:
> I want to buy a 2008 or 2007 version of autocad but I want everything legal and upfront. If I get one from say, ebay, what all do I need to have in order for it to be legal? Would I need some sort of authorization code from autodesk for it to work? I am not interested in any of the newer versions. Thanks in advance!
>

I do not believe that Autodesk or its resellers will sell you the older
versions, but if you buy the current version on subscription, you can
then DL previous versions and use them. I have a support request in to
Autodesk to get the particulars, like how far back you can go, what
media type, etc., but they are kind of busy this week, so I do not know
when I'll get an answer.
*A+P
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Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 02:32 PM in reply to: Irish2
Autodesk's position for subscription based customers is that they can
install up to 3 versions back.

Paul

"Bill Gilliss" wrote in message
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On 3/30/2010 4:16 PM, Irish2 wrote:
> I want to buy a 2008 or 2007 version of autocad but I want everything
> legal and upfront. If I get one from say, ebay, what all do I need to have
> in order for it to be legal? Would I need some sort of authorization code
> from autodesk for it to work? I am not interested in any of the newer
> versions. Thanks in advance!
>

I do not believe that Autodesk or its resellers will sell you the older
versions, but if you buy the current version on subscription, you can
then DL previous versions and use them. I have a support request in to
Autodesk to get the particulars, like how far back you can go, what
media type, etc., but they are kind of busy this week, so I do not know
when I'll get an answer.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 02:34 PM in reply to: Irish2
May I ask why?

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Irish2
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Registered: ‎03-30-2010
Message 5 of 15 (5,969 Views)

Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 02:37 PM in reply to: Irish2
Thank you. Does this mean that all those copies that are for sale on ebay are not legal? If they aren't then how can people get the authorization code to be able to use them?
I presently use an antique version of autocad: 2000i. I want to get a bit more modern in the version I use but I tried out 2010 and just flat out don't like it. 2008 seems to be the latest version with the features and look that I would be interested in.
*Bill Gilliss
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Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 03:00 PM in reply to: Irish2
On 3/30/2010 5:32 PM, A+P wrote:
> Autodesk's position for subscription based customers is that they can
> install up to 3 versions back.
>
> Paul
>
>
But will Autodesk provide the software three version back? I've got 'em
on disc, but the OP presumably does not.
*A+P
Message 7 of 15 (5,969 Views)

Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 03:24 PM in reply to: Irish2
My guess would be that'll depend on the dealer. If they have the older
versions still in stock, then they can provide it.

Paul

"Bill Gilliss" wrote in message
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On 3/30/2010 5:32 PM, A+P wrote:
> Autodesk's position for subscription based customers is that they can
> install up to 3 versions back.
>
> Paul
>
>
But will Autodesk provide the software three version back? I've got 'em
on disc, but the OP presumably does not.
*George Drayton
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Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-30-2010 08:32 PM in reply to: Irish2
You can make A2010/A2011 look like earlier versions if you wish by
choosing a "AutoCAD Classic" workspace. Maybe you should up your
skills/knowledge he says very nicely rather than making incorrect
assumptions.
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George Drayton CD-CAD Ltd Christchurch New Zealand
*Dean Saadallah
Message 9 of 15 (5,969 Views)

Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-31-2010 05:43 AM in reply to: Irish2
eBay is a modern day street market: would you spend $800+ in a street market
right now? Really?

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Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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Message 10 of 15 (5,969 Views)

Re: Buying older version of autocad

03-31-2010 06:21 AM in reply to: Irish2
Have you tried asking your local reseller about Legacy versions? You may also want to check pricing on current versions on autodesk's homepage. How badly do you need full AutoCAD functionality, that you may be able to live with LT? Have you considered the LT bundled with Inventor LT in a suite? Are you aware of other competing products currently on the market for less, that are roughly comparable with AutoCAD 2004?
Your best bet is to go with new and current, get on a subscription, use it in "classic" mode, but teach yourself the new interface in your spare time...
I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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