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nelson4k
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drawing file watermarked?

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12-19-2012 08:36 AM

Having downloaded AutoCad 2013 for the Mac as an educational product I get the rather confusing message everytime I open up a new file that the file will always be plotted with a PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT plot stamp as it was not created by a product from the Autodesk Education Suite. It goes on to suggest saving it under a different file name, see attachment to this post. Could someone please clarify what is meant by this? Are files truly watermarked & if so, is there a workaround?

 

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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-19-2012 11:53 AM in reply to: nelson4k

Hi,

 

Could you try to open ACAD.DWT file (if it is default template for you) ans save it in AutoCAD. You can make backup of it before saving.

Then try to restart AutoCAD and see if the message appears again.

 

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philip.s
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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-19-2012 02:01 PM in reply to: nelson4k

Hello Linda and welcome to the community!

 

That message is actually by design, to inform them that 1) free educational products may bear a watermark on output and 2) opening / saving a commercial drawing with an educational license will contaminate it. Please see the following FAQ for more info and let us know if you have any additional questions.



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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-19-2012 09:50 PM in reply to: philip.s

Hi Phillip,

 

I'm not using educational license (since I'm no longer a student :smileywink: )

Of course watermarking drawings produced by AutoCAD activated with educational license is out of discussion.

But do you think is it normal, that if somebody who using student version gets such alert every time he (she) start new drawing?

Am I right, that after saving default drawing template that is "universal" for all AutoCAD installations in AutoCAD activated with educational license, the alert about PLOT STAMP should go away?

 

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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-20-2012 11:48 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Hi Maxim!

 

It is definitely normal / by design that someone get that message every time they start a new drawing. With that being said, your workaround to save the ACAD.DWT file does partially work as long as AutoCAD is already open. If it's not, then the student watermark warning will display upon startup / before loading the drawing.



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pendean
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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-20-2012 01:22 PM in reply to: maxim_k

The warning goes both ways, it;'s designed to stop "accidents":

- If you are on an EDU package, it warns you when you open a file that is not already EDU-watermarked (see OP's post)

- If you are using a commercial rpoduct, it warns you when you open an EDU-Watermarked file (what you and I would get if we opened one of the OP's files).

 

This way no one has any of the usual highly emotional rants/excuses like "... well, I did not know..." yada yada :smileyhappy:

 

Your posted solution should fix it for the EDU user: save a new template file in the EDU asoftware and use it exclusively for new drawings (which every AutoCAD user should be doing anyway as you know).

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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-20-2012 07:30 PM in reply to: pendean

pendean wrote:

The warning goes both ways, it;'s designed to stop "accidents":

- If you are on an EDU package, it warns you when you open a file that is not already EDU-watermarked (see OP's post)

- If you are using a commercial rpoduct, it warns you when you open an EDU-Watermarked file (what you and I would get if we opened one of the OP's files).

 



Yes, I am aware of this and there is nothing unusual.

 


pendean wrote:

Your posted solution should fix it for the EDU user: save a new template file in the EDU asoftware and use it exclusively for new drawings (which every AutoCAD user should be doing anyway as you know).


This is exactly what I mean. EDU user are aware that he (she) is EDU user, so it absolutely unnecessary to remind him (her) about this every time he (she) start new drawing. This is my opinion on this matter. Maybe I'm not right...

 

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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-21-2012 05:56 AM in reply to: maxim_k

You are assuming someone at Autodesk planted an EDU template for EDU users in the EDU installation and setup: it doesn't work like that, never has, there is only one installer and one installation file we all get and we all install, the type of license is what triggers the watermark but it does not trigger a magical switch of template files to/from EDU.

 

So back to my reply, item #1: we ALL open the same non-EDU template file if we all rely on the generic AutoCAD start-a-new-file command using the Autoddesk provided 'blank' template file.

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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-21-2012 10:04 AM in reply to: nelson4k
Hi Dean,

I'm not asking about special templates for EDU version and I know that the installer is the same for all versions. Just want to say, that my workaround completely legal in my opinion, and could work for students, who don't want to see an alert every with new file. Nothing more.

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Re: drawing file watermarked?

12-26-2012 06:56 AM in reply to: nelson4k
Your solution works as I have always stated, and my statements about the autocad installer are factual and correct whether you understand/accept them or not :smileyhappy:
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