I was just wondering if I have the student version, but my friend has the full version, can I send him files which he can edit no problem without i mattering that it was from the student version. And vise versa...
Thanks in advance
Yes, if they are on the same major release....
I don't believe the Student version can open Commercial version
Same release yes it should work both ways. Be aware though once something is opened and saved on a student version it will have the student ID and watermarks, which are damn near impossible to remove.VAR and Solidworks have to do it and they are loathe to try unless you have a very legitimate reason.
I was under the understanding that 2018 Student release was 2017 Commercial. Am I wrong?
Files can be opened back and forth between same year release.
Of course, license restrictions by the student/commercial EULA are still relevant.
Student release is designated by school year ie 2017-2018 and is actually v2017 (2018 hadn't even been released at the start of the school year).
Jim that isn't what the problem is, yes they have the same content but the problem is that the files are permanently student versions - either created in student version or later saved on student version. In no way should they than be used for any commercial use.
Personally if I get a student version of anything come related to work I refuse to work on it, not happened for a few years. Last time it was a company who used a lecturer who was moonlighting on the side
Yes I understand that there is a watermark as there should be, I don't see that as a problem. J. Mather cleared up my misunderstanding as I can see that a student edition would be marked for the start of the school year and SW would be releasing the new version a couple of months later. I actually was wondering about the wisdom of giving the newly trained users an outdated version to learn with.
Jim Steinmeyer wrote: ... I actually was wondering about the wisdom of giving the newly trained users an outdated version to learn with.
Jim Steinmeyer wrote:
... I actually was wondering about the wisdom of giving the newly trained users an outdated version to learn with.
Meh, it don't change that much from year to year. Most students (besides J. Mather students, that is) barely figure out fully constrained sketches during their student usage of SW. If you learn on 2017 but then you're thrown off-track by using a later release then I don't want your incompetent, no-adaptability, non-thinking butt in any chair in my company.
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