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Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

Hello

 

I just finished my university studies where I used SE ST5 academic and now I am working in a company that is using SE ST6, so it turns out that my projects that I did in the university would be really useful for me in my work.

 

So my question:

Is there a way that I can convert my academic license assemblies to the retail version so I could use them in their full extent. Not just save them in parasolid and then open in the retail version.

 

Looking forward to your replies

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Re: Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

Quick answer is "No".  This is a preventative measure meant to keep free or almost free versions from being used to do commercial work.  This gets tricky when universities do R&D projects for companies, and probably should require the universities to aquire commercial license for those activities.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

OS,

If you save your assemblies as Parasolid files you will then be able to read these into the commercial version of Solid Edge.

Cheers

Mark

Re: Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

You could try sending them to your companies Solid Edge reseller with a few words around your now changed circumstances? I imagine that those in power will have the technology to unblock files on a case by case basis? I imagine this would be a case where some sort of exemption could be granted?

Shane Murray
ST8 MP6

Re: Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

One of the import types IGES/X_T/STEP earlier had a recognize features facility, I don't remember which and can't see this in my demo license of SE. Also I made a jump from SE 20 to ST6 so not sure, but there always was a recognize feature when importing foreign data, so you could almost get the original part back to life.

Re: Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

Bare in mind, any draft files will NOT maintain any associativity when exporting them as IGES, DWG or DXF......they would be best considered a start again, from the newly imported models.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Opening SE ST5 academic files with a retail version

The "recognize features" function was removed a few releases ago with the progression of Synchronous Tech as a viable alternative for working with imported data.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10