Enterprise Software Thread, AUTODESK Free software now can be used in the Classroom! in Technical; as Above haven't read the full details yet. as of October 1st!
" LICENSE UPDATE: Students and Faculty may now ...
2nd October 2012, 11:42 AM #1
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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3s-gtech (2nd October 2012), british_government (2nd October 2012), dhicks (3rd October 2012), Jamman960 (3rd October 2012), Norphy (2nd October 2012), OhDear (2nd October 2012), pete (2nd October 2012), sjatkn (2nd October 2012), sonic1485 (4th October 2012)
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2nd October 2012, 12:08 PM #2
Do you have a link please?
2nd October 2012, 12:13 PM #3
I'm amazed no one is dancing with joy!
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2nd October 2012, 12:21 PM #4
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.
2nd October 2012, 12:27 PM #5
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.
2nd October 2012, 12:40 PM #6
I love you!
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
2nd October 2012, 01:09 PM #7
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"
2nd October 2012, 01:29 PM #8
2nd October 2012, 01:37 PM #9
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.
2nd October 2012, 01:52 PM #10
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"
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
2nd October 2012, 02:18 PM #11
Education Community License Update
Originally Posted by fiza
Like most companies, they will take a while/eternity/heat death of the universe to update their licensing docs/EULAs so everything tallies up.
2nd October 2012, 07:04 PM #12
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.
3rd October 2012, 08:53 AM #13
So not actually that useful then, since it assumes the install is on the students personally-owned machine.
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.
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3rd October 2012, 10:26 AM #14
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Don't suppose you use Mandatory profiles? Been having a problem when opening from a Staff/Student account.
3rd October 2012, 01:52 PM #15
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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