AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Patchy
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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-08-2011 10:51 AM in reply to: mathewk

I'll go buy 10 Desktops :smileyvery-happy:

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Message 12 of 35 (2,424 Views)

Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-08-2011 12:23 PM in reply to: Patchy

Hi,

 

>> I'll go buy 10 Desktops

...and for every pc I can then use:

30 day AutoCAD, 30 day ACA, 30 day MEP, 30 day Map3D, 30 day Civil3D ... :smileywink:

 

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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-08-2011 12:31 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-08-2011 02:01 PM in reply to: mathewk

mathewk wrote:

You'd need to reformat the computer to be able to run the trial again...and that too would be a violation.


Try it and let us know if it works.

I think the license information is written on a part of the disk not touched by reformat.
Somewhere I think I have a document on this - but not interested in digging through boxes of documents to locate.
I'll wait on your  (or someone else's) experiment to verify.

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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-08-2011 02:09 PM in reply to: JDMather

What is reformat the computer? I format the hard drive.

That's not true, I had installed 2012 and a virus attacked my PC. Formatted the HD, installed 2012 again and it ran without a problem.

You're correct if uninstall acad then reinstall, it will not let you run trial more than 30 days, but formated HD, It's long gone.

 



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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-08-2011 02:11 PM in reply to: JDMather

Yeah, I'm not about to try it and confirm something that isn't kosher anyway.  Maybe a reformat will or won't allow it, I just don't care.

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lemaycj
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Message 17 of 35 (2,323 Views)

Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-13-2011 09:11 AM in reply to: lemaycj

Ok.  Now I have an official commercial version of Autocad 2012 for sure (just received).  I uninstalled all programs related to Autodesk through Control panel. Rebooted. Deleted all Autodesk folders through c:\users\ etc as directed from the install/uninstall help. Rebooted again and then clean installed. Just to be sure rebooted again and opened AutoCAD.  It tells me it's a student version again.  How do you get rid of this?  We paid $5000 from an authorized dealer: he tells me he can't sell a student version...

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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-13-2011 09:31 AM in reply to: lemaycj

This will help about finding where it come from

 

http://www.dotsoft.com/acadtips.htm

http://www.manusoft.com/software/eduscan/

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nestly
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Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-13-2011 09:35 AM in reply to: lemaycj

Help > About > Product Information > Activate. (or ABOUT at the Command line)

 

The license determines the "version"

 

But be aware that any drawings you saved when you were using the EDU version will still be EDU drawings.

 

 

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Message 20 of 35 (2,286 Views)

Re: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product

09-13-2011 01:31 PM in reply to: lemaycj

lemaycj wrote:

  It tells me it's a student version again.  How do you get rid of this?  



I said the license behavior was stored in a location not touched by Format.
Therefore when you reinstalled it simply picked up the old Student License information.

You did not need to uninstall/reinstall anything.

Simply go to Help>About AutoCAD>Product Information and click Change Serial Number and follow the on screen instructions.

Your license will be re-Activated as commercial.  Your reseller should have told you this for that amount of money (not including the cost of time you needlessly uninstalled/reinstalled).

All new work will not show as student (assuming you don't use old template.)
All old work (you might have created) is student and will always be student.

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