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Student Version - Bought from Student Store - NO SERIAL on or in box...

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01-25-2013 08:55 AM

Hey guys yesterday I bought the student version of AutoCAD Ultimate 2013.  On the box I see the product code.  On the actual USB I see the MFG# which represents a similar number to the product code.

 

However, I do not see a SERIAL number that is all numbers anywhere.  I understand the product code is the first 5 digitst of the 15 digit product code.  However, the Delivery number does not work as the serial.  I understand I can go online and download and get a free serial and product code.

 

However,  I installed using the USB from the box, and I DO NOT SEE ANYWHERE a serial.

 

 So for students that buy the box from the store where is the serial supposed to be???? Thanks in advance

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01-25-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: joe.k.nasser

The student version is free.  Go download and claim your serial number here:

 

http://students.autodesk.com/

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01-25-2013 09:07 AM in reply to: TravisNave

This version of AutoCAD I got from the student store and paid 150$.  What is the difference?  Also there was 1 piece of paper inside the box that told me to go to www.identit-e.com/autodesk

 

and use my card to get my serial number.  I have to send in a copy of my student id and transcript

 

why do i have to do all of this to get the AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2013?  I believe this package includes everything?  But if everything is free and available for students to download

 

What is the difference in my version?  Thanks!

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Re: Student Version - Bought from Student Store - NO SERIAL on or in box...

01-25-2013 09:13 AM in reply to: joe.k.nasser

they have to verify that you are indeed a student

who did you buy it from?

 

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01-25-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: joe.k.nasser

I understand that is a very thorough check and necessary.  But if people are downloading from the website for free and I pay $150 from my computer store on campus for AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2013.  What am I really paying for?  What is the benefit or difference from what I puchased at my campus store and what is available online?  

 

When I installed this from the USB I installed a lot of products...Anyways would like to know the benefit of purchasing and having to register through the site when everybody can just come on to the education center download a copy and have a working serial and product number...

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01-25-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: joe.k.nasser

joe.k.nasser wrote:

 

 So for students that buy the box from the store where is the serial supposed to be???? Thanks in advance


you would have to ask the store that question

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01-25-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: joe.k.nasser

I am a University of Houston student and bought it from http://www.cougarbyte.com/

 

Which is our campus' computer store...It is on campus and has student versions of everything...

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01-25-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: DarrenP

the paid student license don't expire

where the free ones do

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Re: Student Version - Bought from Student Store - NO SERIAL on or in box...

01-25-2013 09:20 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Hi Joe,

 

The main differences between the purchased educational suites and free student licenses via the Education Community are: suite licenses are perpetual, don't produce a watermark when publishing, and are upgradeable whereas, student licenses are termed (currently 3 years), produce watermarks on certain products, and are not upgradeable.

 

For a complete comparison matrix, please review this Student Suite FAQ.



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Re: Student Version - Bought from Student Store - NO SERIAL on or in box...

01-25-2013 09:21 AM in reply to: philip.s

well there you go that explains the difference

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