no this is not true in that sense.
You have to go to Your institute from where the academic license is given and they should be able to provide You with an appropriate Service Pack too.
Using any software and especially a CAD software like SOlid Edge without any regular service packs is not the best You can do.
Try to keep actual Your software is crucial.
I cite uk_dave:
and this is the link to the article ragrding the crashes when a cellular is pluged in
it's a student license ...
does it make a difference if it was a teaching license?
... while In general I don't understand the purpose to not make available a license of the same functionality but with less bugs for students ....
this is something only people from Siemens can answer appropriate.
But they difference between Student and University IMHO has nothing to do with teacher or student but while Student is completeley for free the Universitey license is with costs.
But I also agree with You, as long as You can use those version the service packs should be available for You too. And as long as they academic version is for free, it even should be easier to get it.
@Hans11 There are 2 licenses for educational use.
The Student Version which is free and is downloaded directly from the Siemens site is not eligible for Maintenance Patches.
The University Edition which is not free (they pay a maintenance fee) and is distributed by your university to you is eligible for Maintnenace Patches which will also be distributed by your university to you.
Emahgerd! Nothing like having your words thrown back in face.
I can confirm what @KennyG stated.
The free Student Edition cannot access maintenance packs.
The University Edition can access maintenance packs.
In some instances a school may have a University Edition installed in the computer labs but then instructs students to download the Student Edition for use on personal computers. In this instance, even though you have a Student Edition you can still ask your school with a University Edition to provide you with the maintenance pack and you can then install the maintenance pack on your Student Edition.
The real difference between the two versions is providing access to maintenance packs. If you can get a copy of the maintenance pack you can install it.
P.S. Just to set the record straight -- I did not state that academic versions are not entitled to maintenance packs; I stated that student versions are not entitled to maintenance packs, and that is clearly what I stated in the post referenced by @Hans11