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Academic License


I am a student of ME at the Ohio State University. We have the academic license version
of solid edge V19 in our departmental computing center. I downloaded the free2d
version V20 for use on my personal computer. I am unable to open the .dft files
that I created using the university computers (I get the error message "Cannot open
file. This file was created using an academic license"). I get some similar kind
of error when I try to open .dft files created using my free2D in a university computer.
I intend to use my free2D version purely for my academic coursework purposes and
not for any kind of commercial use. Is there any way I can work around this problem
or can I get an academic license version of free2D ?
Thanks and Regards
Vijay.
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Re: Academic License

I was under the impression that as a student you could personally get the
full academic version through the school.
--
PellaKen
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Vijay Srinivasan" wrote in message
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>
> I am a student of ME at the Ohio State University. We have the academic
> license version
> of solid edge V19 in our departmental computing center. I downloaded the
> free2d
> version V20 for use on my personal computer. I am unable to open the .dft
> files
> that I created using the university computers (I get the error message
> "Cannot open
> file. This file was created using an academic license"). I get some
> similar kind
> of error when I try to open .dft files created using my free2D in a
> university computer.
> I intend to use my free2D version purely for my academic coursework
> purposes and
> not for any kind of commercial use. Is there any way I can work around
> this problem
> or can I get an academic license version of free2D ?
>
> Thanks and Regards
> Vijay.


Re: Academic License


The university doesn't give Solid Edge for use on the student's personal computer(unlike
MATLAB, Mathematica, etc). We have to go to the ME department's computing labs to
use Solid Edge. At least, that's the way it is at here at OSU as far as SolidEdge
is concerned. My point is, if UGS can give us free 2D, they wouldn't lose anything
if they gave us "free 2D with academic license," since I assume that an academic
license would have more restrictions. But I would be happy with it as my purpose
of using Solid Edge 2D is purely academic.
Thanks for the reply, though. Anybody else has any ideas or similar issues?
Regards,
Vijay
"Ken Grundey" wrote:
>I was under the impression that as a student you could personally get the
>
>full academic version through the school.
>
>--
>PellaKen
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>"Vijay Srinivasan" wrote in message
>news:47902ed7$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I am a student of ME at the Ohio State University. We have the academic

>
>> license version
>> of solid edge V19 in our departmental computing center. I downloaded the

>
>> free2d
>> version V20 for use on my personal computer. I am unable to open the .dft

>
>> files
>> that I created using the university computers (I get the error message
>> "Cannot open
>> file. This file was created using an academic license"). I get some
>> similar kind
>> of error when I try to open .dft files created using my free2D in a
>> university computer.
>> I intend to use my free2D version purely for my academic coursework
>> purposes and
>> not for any kind of commercial use. Is there any way I can work around
>> this problem
>> or can I get an academic license version of free2D ?
>>
>> Thanks and Regards
>> Vijay.

>
>

Re: Academic License

Vijay,
Currently there are no plans to release an academic version of 2D Drafting.
Regards,
Ricky Black
Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
Siemens Automation and Drives
UGS PLM Software

Re: Academic License

I discussed your situation with a source within Siemens PLM and he stated
that the licensing agreement for the academic versions allows for the
installation of Solid Edge (Academic Version) to be installed on students
personal PC while enrolled in the class. He suggested talking to your
professor and asking why they were not allowing it since it is allowed by
the software vendor.
--
PellaKen
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Vijay Srinivasan" wrote in message
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>
> The university doesn't give Solid Edge for use on the student's personal
> computer(unlike
> MATLAB, Mathematica, etc). We have to go to the ME department's computing
> labs to
> use Solid Edge. At least, that's the way it is at here at OSU as far as
> SolidEdge
> is concerned. My point is, if UGS can give us free 2D, they wouldn't lose
> anything
> if they gave us "free 2D with academic license," since I assume that an
> academic
> license would have more restrictions. But I would be happy with it as my
> purpose
> of using Solid Edge 2D is purely academic.
>
> Thanks for the reply, though. Anybody else has any ideas or similar
> issues?
>
> Regards,
> Vijay
>
> "Ken Grundey" wrote:
>>I was under the impression that as a student you could personally get the
>>
>>full academic version through the school.
>>
>>--
>>PellaKen
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>"Vijay Srinivasan" wrote in message
>>news:47902ed7$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> I am a student of ME at the Ohio State University. We have the academic

>>
>>> license version
>>> of solid edge V19 in our departmental computing center. I downloaded the

>>
>>> free2d
>>> version V20 for use on my personal computer. I am unable to open the
>>> .dft

>>
>>> files
>>> that I created using the university computers (I get the error message
>>> "Cannot open
>>> file. This file was created using an academic license"). I get some
>>> similar kind
>>> of error when I try to open .dft files created using my free2D in a
>>> university computer.
>>> I intend to use my free2D version purely for my academic coursework
>>> purposes and
>>> not for any kind of commercial use. Is there any way I can work around
>>> this problem
>>> or can I get an academic license version of free2D ?
>>>
>>> Thanks and Regards
>>> Vijay.

>>
>>
>