AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Sindarin
Posts: 691
Registered: ‎05-30-2005
Message 1 of 7 (1,025 Views)

2010 Civil 3D Student Version

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12-15-2010 01:38 PM

Hey Everyone,

 

A Co-worker of mine, downloaded the Civil 3D 2010 Student Version to play around at home with his home computer. He is missing a tonne of icons/menus/commands (ect). If we click on alignments, most of the drop down items are missing, and he can only really work with points and surfaces.

 

Was this intentional by AutoDesk or am I missing something here? And since he has installed the student version already, getting IT to install a fully licensed version would be almost impossible, let alone convincing them to do so.

 

Anyone have any ideas?

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rmitchler
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Registered: ‎01-08-2008
Message 2 of 7 (1,012 Views)

Re: 2010 Civil 3D Student Version

12-15-2010 02:39 PM in reply to: Sindarin

Had the same student version at home and it was the full blown version. 

 

Robert

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mathewk
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Registered: ‎07-09-2003
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Re: 2010 Civil 3D Student Version

12-15-2010 02:49 PM in reply to: Sindarin

As far as i know the student versions of aLL of Autodesk's products are the same as the productrion versions.  Probably an issue during install.  Remove and reinstall, or repair.

Matt Kolberg
Cansel - Autodesk Division
http://www.cansel.ca/
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tzzzzoddhepworth4253
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Registered: ‎05-10-2010
Message 4 of 7 (981 Views)

Re: 2010 Civil 3D Student Version

12-15-2010 07:31 PM in reply to: mathewk

Wait! 

 

If you're a subscription customer, try an uninstall and then look into "home use licensing."   Subscription customers have an option for a 1 home use seat per network license to do exactly what he OP was trying to do in the first place....

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OMCUSNR
Posts: 506
Registered: ‎04-28-2010
Message 5 of 7 (980 Views)

Re: 2010 Civil 3D Student Version

12-15-2010 07:32 PM in reply to: Sindarin

Also - remember that use of the student version will PERMANENTLY mark any drawing file opened with a tag - STUDENT VERSION.  So don't let any office files get played with.

 

Good for doing the tutorials, or James Wedding's Mastering book, but not for office stuff!

 

Reid

Homebuilt box: I5-2500k, MSI P67A-GD65, 12gig DDR3 1600 ram, ASUS ENGTX460 Video card, WD Velociraptor WD4500HLHX HD, Win 7 64 pro.
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tzzzzoddhepworth4253
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Registered: ‎05-10-2010
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Re: 2010 Civil 3D Student Version

12-15-2010 08:56 PM in reply to: tzzzzoddhepworth4253

Also, note that if you upgrade a machine from the student version to a full version, it's not uncommon to have difficulty with the machine still keeping the watermark.  I've had a heck of a time getting a machine upgraded with a fully paid standalone version not putting the watermark in a brand new drawing opened with a OTB template.  I won't go into the specifics of how it was removed (it was legally done, but a royal PIA) and generally getting the watermark out of your system will involve getting a custom script directly from AD composed for your machine.  Long story short, avoid using the student version on any machine you think you might be using to ever touch what will be a production drawing.  It's strictly not the intent of the student licensing program.

 

The OP might be too late, but others reading this at least know about the home use program (now)....

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Sindarin
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Registered: ‎05-30-2005
Message 7 of 7 (943 Views)

Re: 2010 Civil 3D Student Version

12-16-2010 07:48 AM in reply to: tzzzzoddhepworth4253

Yeah, this machine will be used for the Mastering Civil 3D 2010 book, so that he can work from home and learn the program. No office files will ever be put on there.

 

I will try a uninstall/reinstall. Thanks

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