AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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shuycke
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removing a student version of AutoCAD

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09-04-2010 05:32 AM

I have a friend who loaded a student version of AutoCAD 2011 and then purchased a full version of AutoCAD 2011.  Before he installed the full version, he removed via the control panel, the student version.

After the full version was installed and he created a plot of his NEW dwg, the student version "watermark" (plot stamp) still shows up on his file.

The file is a NEW file, not one previously created by the student version of AutoCAD.

How can this plot stamp be eliminated?

 

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JDMather
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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-04-2010 05:43 AM in reply to: shuycke

First of all, never needed to remove the student version to change to the commercial license. 
Could have simply gone to Help>About AutoCAD>Product Information and click on Change Serial Number. 

 

Do that now.  What serial number is it using?  Activate with the new serial number and all should be well with any NEW dwg created. 

 

If this doesn't work, search Google for Autodesk AutoCAD Clean Uninstall document (includes Registry edits - not for beginners)  and then run http://majorgeeks.com/Windows_Installer_CleanUp_Utility_d4459.html

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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-07-2010 07:49 AM in reply to: JDMather

The only way the plotstamp will make its way into new files is if some component of one of the student version files was inserted. Is it possible that a block or some other type of an old file was inserted into the file? Unfortunately, once the plotstamp is present in a file there is no way to remove it.



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JDMather
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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-07-2010 08:23 AM in reply to: Shawn_Niles

Shawn_niles wrote:

The only way the plotstamp will make its way into new files is if some component of one of the student version files was inserted. Is it possible that a block or some other type of an old file was inserted into the file? Unfortunately, once the plotstamp is present in a file there is no way to remove it.


I think you completely missed the problem description.

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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-07-2010 10:38 PM in reply to: shuycke

if you are refering to an educational verson of AutoCAD which prints the PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT stamp you can not simply upgrade from an educational version to a Full commercial version of AutoCAD and expect the stamp to dissapear. the stamp is inbeded in the file not the product.

 

 

choose your friends more carefully next time...:smileyvery-happy:

 

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Dan.M
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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-08-2010 12:06 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff

I also wrote that solution a few days ago and Autodesk deleted my post.

Probably they will delete yours now and mine for saynig something.

Happy we live in free countryes :smileyindifferent: 

 

 

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BernardMadoff
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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-08-2010 02:44 AM in reply to: shuycke

yep its democracy.........US style:smileyvery-happy:

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nestly
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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-08-2010 03:12 AM in reply to: Dan.M

I also wrote that solution a few days ago and Autodesk deleted my post.

Probably they will delete yours now and mine for saynig something.

Happy we live in free countryes :smileyindifferent:

 

Probably because your trick for removing the plotstamp DOES NOT solve the problem of the plotstamp being generated on NEW drawing(s) AFTER the user upgraded to a full license... or it could just be ....  ---> Forum Rule #3

 

To the OP, I would make sure that nothing created or saved in an educational version is being used unknowingly in the new drawing.  That includes templates, blocks, or any other geometry.  If it is a clean drawing, you may need to uninstall and clean the registry as stated above. 

 

Here's Autodesks recommendation.

 

Removing all Autodesk® software products from system to ensure a clean install

 

 

 

 

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JDMather
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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-08-2010 04:11 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff

BernardMadoff wrote:

if you are refering to

 

choose your friends more carefully next time...:smileyvery-happy:


Can you guys read?

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Re: removing a student version of AutoCAD

09-08-2010 04:12 AM in reply to: Dan.M

Dan.M wrote:

I also wrote that solution a few days ago  

Dan


Wrong.  Can you guys read?

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