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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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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
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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.

 

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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.

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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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