We are aware that a student who is attending a university degree does not have many facilities for the $ 2,000 that may be a commercial license for AutoCAD. We are also aware that the general trend has been illegality.
In some settings, piracy is still seen as a cunning to consider. But little by little it has been falling into reason that, the students themselves, when they graduate, would not want someone to steal their copyright for a job that has cost them time, effort and money. Deep down, piracy is a bad habit given the professionalism that we must profess.
Well we invested $ 600 in a computer, not thinking about the option of stealing it from the lab or from a classmate. Similarly, getting used to investing in software should be part of becoming responsible people who aspire to succeed as professionals.
For this reason, educational licenses emerge, which are full versions but at much lower prices and for a limited time. Generally they are for 61 months, which is an approximate time that the career can last without entertaining children or extemporaneous jobs.
The stores that sell these licenses are authorized by AutoDesk, it requires when registering to certify to be a student of a University or College and to be studying at least one subject of 3 value units. To do this, all you have to do is scan a card and an administrative registration form at the time of purchase.
The purchase can be made by credit card or Paypal and shipping is not very expensive because it is software.
They vary by type of program, generally around $ 148, on a 5-year AutoCAD or Revit license. There are also perpetual students, they can be scalable to a commercial license, as would happen once the student graduates, places his company and prefers to avoid a fine before the software audits that are now very common.
In practice, educational licenses are an acceptable alternative, which may be required by both students, instructors and training centers. There are also licenses like these for non-profit institutions.
Where to buy them
One of these distributors is Studica, which exists from 1985 and that apart from AutoDesk also distributes educational licenses of SolidWorks, CadSoft and Sketchup Pro.