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    AUTODESK Free software now can be used in the Classroom!

    as Above haven't read the full details yet. as of October 1st!


    "LICENSE UPDATE: Students and Faculty may now use the free software licenses made available via the Education Community in the classroom for purposes of providing and receiving instruction. Previously free software licenses made available via the Education Community could not be used in the classroom. Click here for the full license information."

    Sorry if posted already.

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    Do you have a link please?

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    I'm amazed no one is dancing with joy!

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    Wow! Seriously? Free.
    I used to use 3DS Max day in day out (started off on 3D Studio r4) and it's a seriously powerful package but extremely steep learning curve. All the autodesk stuff is a bit high end for secondary school.

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    It says the following message on the Download center:

    Important Note :The Autodesk Student Version software incorporates all the functionality of our professional licenses, but includes a print banner making the software inappropriate for professional, commercial, or for-profit purposes. Autodesk Student Version software may not be used in the classroom or lab for instructional purposes, or for commercial or for-profit purposes. Annual licenses of Autodesk student software are not eligible for product upgrade or transfer to a commercial license. View print banner sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    as Above haven't read the full details yet. as of October 1st!


    "LICENSE UPDATE: Students and Faculty may now use the free software licenses made available via the Education Community in the classroom for purposes of providing and receiving instruction. Previously free software licenses made available via the Education Community could not be used in the classroom. Click here for the full license information."

    Sorry if posted already.
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    Hmm, anyone worked out how the licensing works from an "install to a bunch of computers in a lab" perspective? From my reading of the license, it appears each installed instance stands alone?

    Or TLDR: am I going to need a product key per machine?
    Last edited by pete; 2nd October 2012 at 01:41 PM. Reason: overuse of "perspective"

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    Will watch that thread, when you run the installer you have the option to "Create Deployment" which looks certainly aimed at bulk deployment on the education software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    as Above haven't read the full details yet. as of October 1st!


    "LICENSE UPDATE: Students and Faculty may now use the free software licenses made available via the Education Community in the classroom for purposes of providing and receiving instruction. Previously free software licenses made available via the Education Community could not be used in the classroom. Click here for the full license information."

    Sorry if posted already.
    I cant find that Licence Update on the site. On the Download Center it still says "Autodesk Student Version software may not be used in the classroom or lab for instructional purposes, or for commercial or for-profit purposes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    I cant find that Licence Update on the site. On the Download Center it still says "Autodesk Student Version software may not be used in the classroom or lab for instructional purposes, or for commercial or for-profit purposes"
    Education Community License Update

    Like most companies, they will take a while/eternity/heat death of the universe to update their licensing docs/EULAs so everything tallies up.

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    Soo...

    Just after I've paid the annual license to Autodesk for Maya.. they decide that I can get it for free...


    The deployment for this is fairly simple if they'll give you a serial number and product code.

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    So not actually that useful then, since it assumes the install is on the students personally-owned machine.
    Hi Charles,

    The free licenses available in the Education Community are still individual Stand-alone Licenses and as such, should not be getting pushed out or deployed in a classroom or lab environment.

    The major difference in the license type / agreement is that students or educators may now use their own Educational Stand-alone License in the classroom where as the previously available Student Licenses were set up strictly for individual learning / home use.

    Please see the following Education Community License Update for more info and accept as a solution if this fully resolves your inquiry, or reply with additional questions or comments accordingly.

    Philip Schmelzer
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    Don't suppose you use Mandatory profiles? Been having a problem when opening from a Staff/Student account.

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    The license says that the indivual can install it on 1 computer, it does not specify anything else. I could see a scenario where I install the software with my facualty serial and as long as each pupil has their own personal license we'd be in a decent grey area.

    The only technical issue would be the edu banner on all printing and no deployment options.

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