I do not believe there is any limitation in the Academic version other than the files created are marked as Academic and cannot be opened in the commercial version. Draft files might also be watermarked with text indicating it was from an academic version.
Thank you for the reply. For some reason it does not open the SW files, but the SW version we have is also the educational version. I have not heard of any limitations so that could be the problem.
Further to what Ken has said....if by chance you're trying to open ".SLDDRW" files [their version of ".DFT"], then this is not currently possible until ST9.
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