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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education Program Manager
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.