frre for students but not for school?

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I have a friend that is teacher in a public school. He asked to Siemens
Italy to provide the school with Solid Edge (they have AutoCAD now), but
it seems that solid Edge for school is priced. The tarif is very low,
but it is too much for the balance of thre average italian schools.
I do not understand the reason to give the software for free to
students, and not to their schools. He is searching for other (free) cad
packages now, and I guess that this is not a good new for the future of
Solid Edge in this area.
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Re: frre for students but not for school?

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I believe it is because the School licensing program gives them access
to all the paid add-ins, the ability to distribute the software directly
to students, and formal support and training materials. The school
could just use the Student Edition I imagine, they just wouldn't receive
the perks mentioned above...
Ken
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On 10/5/2011 1:30 PM, Alessandro Marchetti wrote:
> I have a friend that is teacher in a public school. He asked to
> Siemens Italy to provide the school with Solid Edge (they have AutoCAD
> now), but it seems that solid Edge for school is priced. The tarif is
> very low, but it is too much for the balance of thre average italian
> schools.
>
> I do not understand the reason to give the software for free to
> students, and not to their schools. He is searching for other (free)
> cad packages now, and I guess that this is not a good new for the
> future of Solid Edge in this area.

Re: frre for students but not for school?

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Il 05/10/2011 21.34, Ken ha scritto:

> The school could
> just use the Student Edition I imagine, they just wouldn't receive the
> perks mentioned above...
>


May be this will not entirely legal, but I will suggest this solution.
Thank you, Best Regards.

Re: frre for students but not for school?

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Il 05/10/2011 21.34, Ken ha scritto:

> The school could
> just use the Student Edition I imagine, they just wouldn't receive the
> perks mentioned above...
>


May be this will not entirely legal, but I will suggest this solution.
Thank you, Best Regards.

Alessandro:
Yes ... it is completely legal for the teachers and all the students at a school to register and use the Solid Edge Student Edition for their academic activities.
Siemens also offers the Solid Edge University Edition for schools for a very small yearly fee. The University Edition allows the school to distribute copies to all the students at no additional cost. The University Edition includes access to the customer support engineers at Siemens. The Solid Edge University Edition includes additional functionality for:
Simulation (Stress analysis)
Piping design
Electrical wiring design
Engineering reference calculations
Standard Parts libraries

Re: free for students but not for school?

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Il 05/10/2011 22.17, whmcclur ha scritto:

> Alessandro:
> Yes ... it is completely legal for the teachers and all the students at
> a school to register and use the Solid Edge Student Edition for their
> academic activities.
> Siemens also offers the Solid Edge University Edition for schools for a
> very small yearly fee.

Yes, I agree with you. The fee is very low: around 2.000 Euros/year for
the whole school, but in these hard times, you will not find a school
manager that will sign for this purchase (very sad!).
The goal was to install Solid Edge in the workstations of the school,
not on the ones owned by teacher and students (they can do it already,
as you remembered). I will try to help my friend to find a solution
"edge" oriented, even because SE is almost the standard for
3d-mechanical design in this part of the nation.
Reagards. Smiley Happy

Re: free for students but not for school?

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Alessandro:
I believe there is a simple solution. The Solid Edge Student Edition is not locked to the individual workstation. Therefore, the teacher can copy the software download file and the license file to each workstation at the school, and install the software on each workstation at the school.
As long as the use of the Solid Edge Student Edition software is for academic activities, it is perfectly legal to copy the software download file and install it on multiple machines.
Regards,
Bill

Re: frre for students but not for school?

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Il 06/10/2011 18.15, whmcclur ha scritto:

> I believe there is a simple solution. The Solid Edge Student Edition is
> not locked to the individual workstation. Therefore, the teacher can
> copy the software download file and the license file to each workstation
> at the school, and install the software on each workstation at the
> school.


Hi Bill,
This is a very good suggestion.
Thank you very much and best regards!