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Student License or Edu License

sakibnasirkhan
Contributor

Hello, 

Is Archicad's Student License completely free for students? I've applied for an educational license for Archicad 25 as a student with proof, and I got this written on my webpage "Your application for a 1-year license is being processed. 
If you don't hear anything from us for 2 weeks, please contact your local Graphisoft partner." 

1 month has passed and then I contact my local Graphisoft partner. They said that only the 30 days trial version is free. If I want to extend my license to 1 year as a student, I need to pay a certain amount of money (I don't remember the amount exactly)

Is this true? Do I really have to pay the amount my local Graphisoft partner is claiming? Or should I receive a 1-year Student license for free? 

Please let me know. Thank you.

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ryejuan
Advisor

hopefully someone in Graphisoft will see this post and help you sort out your things with your local partner there. 

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

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Solution

Hello Again,

 

We got in touch with our partner and now your 1 year license should be approved. Thank you again for reaching out to us through the Community and feel free to do so in the future.

 

Have a great day,

Szabolcs Mikó

Education Program Manager

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Eduardo Rolon
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Student licenses are free. The last "paid" EDU license was for AC 8 around 2002 and I have not heard of any "partner" charging for them.

Check in myarchicad.com to see the status. Sometimes they approve the license and the email gets lost in the junk folder. If there is no serial number there then see if there is an email for education and write to them. 

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ryejuan
Advisor

EDU versions are free one as long as you provide the necessary requirements. You can't also open files created in EDU versions to commercial versions...

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards


@ryejuan wrote:

You can't also open files created in EDU versions to commercial versions...


You can open an EDU file with a commercial licence, but the commercial license will temporarily convert to an EDU licence, so the file will always remain an EDU file.

 

Barry.


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Thank you for your response. The issue has been solved now.

Lingwisyer
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The licence the GS partner is offering would be the discounted Commercial Subscription licence? Students and educators get something like a half price discount which I guess is for if they want to pick up external work. 

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IIRC recent graduates can get a discount of 25% on buying a commercial license but I don't think this applies to this case.

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
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I know EDU versions are free one they just need to register and provide the student info. If the reseller or distributor is making money out of it then that's  a red flag and Graphisoft should be notified. IMO.

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

sakibnasirkhan
Contributor

My objective was to receive my Student license which I applied for 2 months ago.Screenshot_8.png

sakibnasirkhan
Contributor

I am still confused, what should I do now? Since my Local distributor or reseller is not helping, instead asking for money, I have to find another way to receive the student license I applied for, providing the necessary documents.

Hi There, thanks for raising the question. Let us follow up on this and find you a quick solution. We will reach out to you shortly.

 

Thanks,

Szabolcs Mikó

Education Program Manager

Solution

Hello Again,

 

We got in touch with our partner and now your 1 year license should be approved. Thank you again for reaching out to us through the Community and feel free to do so in the future.

 

Have a great day,

Szabolcs Mikó

Education Program Manager

That's great! How come they can charge EDU licenses? What will happen to those users that didn't bring up this issue here in the forum? 🤔

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards


@ryejuan wrote:

That's great! How come they can charge EDU licenses? What will happen to those users that didn't bring up this issue here in the forum? 🤔


I don't know if they are charging for an EDU license.

In some locations it is possible for students to get a discounted commercial license which is what was mentioned in earlier posts.

Maybe this is what was being offered to the original poster.

 

Barry.


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But what about this case where they are asking @sakibnasirkhan money for the EDU license. How will Graphisoft handle this issue?

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

Good question. We have a global policy to give free educational licenses for students globally who can prove their eligibility. This rare case requires a follow-up from our side, to understand if this is a misunderstanding or something more.

Szabolcs Mikó

Education Program Manager

Thank you so much! 
The case has been solved

Solution
ryejuan
Advisor

hopefully someone in Graphisoft will see this post and help you sort out your things with your local partner there. 

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

sakibnasirkhan
Contributor

Hello, As I showed evidence to my local reseller/ distributor company that educational licenses are free, one of their staff who was dealing with my problem said that she didn't know educational licenses are free. Now they agreed on contacting the appropriate authority for my Educational license code and I was finally able to receive the code.
Now the case has been solved.
Thank you all, for your cooperation.

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