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    Autodesk Phone call - Free software

    I have just had the most weirdest phone call from Autodesk and they have just told me about their software been free for 3 years for educational institutes. Very out the blue.

    Design the Future - UK | Autodesk

    Just wondering if anyone else has had a phone call and just warning those just incase you get a phone call.

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    We've had their software under this and have since moved away as we just couldn't get it to work reliably

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    We were already aware of this, as most of Edugeek were, and we got a phone call a fortnight ago. Without sounding racist, we were immediately believing it was a scam call, indian accented chap in a large callcenter (although directed through somewhere in the UK) and the site he directed us too was flagging up many dodgy SSL certificates and errors. It was definitely the right site though oddly enough!
    Said we'd look into it another time as we were rather too busy at the time, so we could investigate further. Of course we'd not need any phone call to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    I have just had the most weirdest phone call from Autodesk and they have just told me about their software been free for 3 years for educational institutes. Very out the blue.

    Design the Future - UK | Autodesk

    Just wondering if anyone else has had a phone call and just warning those just incase you get a phone call.
    I had that phone call on Friday. Autodesk software is free. I told her I had already passed the details onto our CDT Subject Leader for a decision. She didn't quite understand why it required a decision "but its free - why wouldn't you want it?". I told her it would be a few weeks before I got a decision from CDT. She rang again this morning but this time saying the offer was "time limited" but then couldn't tell me when it would expire "a month or 2"!!!!!
    Weirdest conversation I have had in a while!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    We were already aware of this, as most of Edugeek were, and we got a phone call a fortnight ago. Without sounding racist, we were immediately believing it was a scam call, indian accented chap in a large callcenter (although directed through somewhere in the UK) and the site he directed us too was flagging up many dodgy SSL certificates and errors. It was definitely the right site though oddly enough!
    Said we'd look into it another time as we were rather too busy at the time, so we could investigate further. Of course we'd not need any phone call to do it!
    Same for us - but a heavily (indian) accented lady.

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    I signed up for it, and passed details over to our DT dept. Their response was "far too advanced for anything we'd do here". So that's about that.

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    AutoCAD is great, I used to use it daily. I don't know what the education version is like... but who is going to teach it?

    I use DraftSite now if I need some plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    AutoCAD is great, I used to use it daily. I don't know what the education version is like... but who is going to teach it?

    I use DraftSite now if I need some plans.
    The versions available for education are the full commercial versions in this scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The versions available for education are the full commercial versions in this scheme.
    Maybe a little too advanced for most. It can be customised to a degree though.

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    Haha can't even access the website it just says Advert Blocked Sounds dodge to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    AutoCAD is great, I used to use it daily. I don't know what the education version is like... but who is going to teach it?
    This is the problem. it is good software but who would teach it? If the Teachers have never used it before it would be difficult to sell it even as a free option.

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    I think our Head of D&T went on a course to learn how to use it that was free on the proviso that we hosted a training session and the certification exam here for so many people.

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    To think I gave up working as a CAD operator to work in a school 15 years ago.

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    Downloaded and installed on my machine atm, first render on 3ds max

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    Nice? Excuse the ignorance, is that a round Lego piece?

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