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August 16, 2006

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Stefan Boeykens

The student version was available at a time when the new release 10 for commercial users wasn't distributed yet. Since the installer is identical to the commercial one (you simply choose demo/commercial which can be activated with the dongle or educational which needs a registration code), the students receive the software before many existing paying customers. Not sure if that influenced it.

Even then, I assume that the main reason is that they simply did not know how it would be accepted and if they were able to handle the (heavy) downloads.

John Burrill

What's with the status verification? There are plenty of high-dollar apps out there with free/low-price learning editions, including Solidworks, AutoCAD, Maya, Sketchup and Alibre. The watermarking seems to have proved an adequate deterant against abuse in these other versions.

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