Learning a computer tool is easier every day. AutoCAD tutorials Online, blogs, forums and user communities are almost enough to learn in a self-taught way.
To learn AutoCAD is not necessary to have an illegal license, for these purposes there are educational versions that are free by AutoDesk, fully functional. In other times this was only possible in the United States, Canada and some European countries; but now they are available almost for any territory including Latin America (with exceptions, in some places penalized by lack of intellectual property laws or lack of commercial representative of AutoDesk).
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How to download AutoCAD
To download AutoCAD educational licenses, go to:
Then enter with a registered user, or register for the first time. The system will ask us for information such as age, university in which we study, year in which we will graduate and then we receive an email that we must confirm.
After this, the program, language, operating system is chosen, if it is 32 or 64 bits and then ... wait, since the files usually go through the 3 GB. We will see a code that is displayed in red, with the serial number and activation key, without this data the license downloaded will only be a trial of 30 days.
Once installed, we are requested the activation data. This data can be consulted in the profile, both the Serial and Product Key.
What Educational Licenses Can not Do
The educational versions of AutoDesk are fully functional, for educational purposes. The works done with these versions have a watermark in the print layout, which says that it was made with an educational version.
It is not allowed to use them for commercial purposes, nor to take courses in a commercial education center, and can not be extended to full licenses.
You can not make an annual payment for these licenses, they have a duration of three years (36 months) from the date of download.
They are also ideal for those who write on the Internet, not to make illegal use of licenses, much less promote their practice.
How to hack AutoCAD
If it is to learn AutoCAD, the above mentioned is enough. Once we finish the degree, it does not make any sense to use an illegal license, especially if 64 teachers who gave us different classes at the University contributed a minimal fee to make us understand what professionalism is.
There is an inescapable law in this life, that what we sow, then we will reap. So if we do not want our designs to pirate us one day or play dirty tricks on us at the time of bidding, we must sow honesty regarding the laws of intellectual property.
With all this, before the obsession to pirate ...
- If you are going to set up a company or an individual merchant statement that provides services, it is best to buy an AutoCAD LT license to begin with. This costs about US $ 1,000, which is covered with a modestly paid first job. There is no uglier thing about an intellectual property audit, and they find you illegal software, which you do not even use.
- If you want to save chips, then There is IntelliCAD, which is like having AutoCAD, with prices over US $ 400. If you aspire to spend less, there is Open Source software, although with that you can not do everything (at least in CAD).
- If you do not want to spend a penny on software, you should check if you really want to be entrepreneurs, because the business consists of a continuous investment in skills (local, equipment, vehicles, personnel, software, training) and the sale of The products or services that constitute an added value that the client finds of our capacities.