10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2017 11:49 AM by Maha Nadarasa Branched from an earlier discussion.

If you are still a student and your intent is to use for student learning - you should be able to get code for 2017-2018 edu from your instructor.

That would save you a pretty penny.

You can also purchase a student license for a few more pennies (but a lot fewer than commercial license).

SolidWorks at JourneyEd.com

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I am no longer a student therefore I couldn’t see any alternative other than buying a commercial licence.

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What version you purchase in the end Maha?

Dave.

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SWX Standard 2017 Stand Alone Licence.

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Are these two different one?

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What I wish to know is what is the different between the 1st one and 2nd one.

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What I wish to know is what is the different between the 1st one and 2nd one.

In US currency.

1 = \$0.00

2 = \$139.99

Therefore,

1-2 = -\$139.99, or you are minus 13,999 pretty pennies.

That's all I know!

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What is the purpose of having 2nd option for dollar, if both are same and 1st one is for free everyone will go the 1st option.

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Schools get a limited number of "free" seats equal to the number of institutional licenses.

So, it the school purchased 100 seats for their school lab computers - they get 100 free student licenses to distribute to students.

The 101 student has to pay 13,999 pennies.

Typically, fewer than 100 network institutional licenses are in use at any one time (that would be 4 classes of 25 students running at the same time).

So, far more than 100 students can utilize the network licenses as long as they are not all trying to use at the same time.  So the school saves money by not purchasing licenses for more than are used at any particular time period during the day.

The difference boils down to a math problem.

The students who attend the 1st class get the free licenses.

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Thanks for the explanation.