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EduFinder is an app for AutoCAD based products. Find and identify AutoCAD drawings (DWG) that contain the educational stamp. Available as AutoCAD App (Plug-in/Add-in).

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  • EduFinder is an app fpr AutoCAD based products.
  • Find and identify AutoCAD drawings (DWG) that contain the educational stamp.
  • Available as AutoCAD App (Plug-in/Add-in).

Do you want to find and identify AutoCAD drawings (DWG) that contain the educational stamp because the DWG has been "infected" by an Autodesk educational product? EduFinder quickly can search through all your drawings on your network quickly and produce a log of the drawings affected.

Note that if you attach a stamped DWG into a clean drawing you will get a dialog box when opening the "clean drawing" but this will go away if you detach the xref. Thus EduFinder will not identify the host drawing in this case as stamped, only the xref. Conclusion is that you should make sure to scan all drawings even xrefs.

If you have AutoCAD 2014 SP1 see this post: AutoCAD Educational Version - Plot Stamp Not Detected!

This is according to Autodesk's knowledge base:
Educational Plot Stamp Removal Issues

Issue
When plotting a drawing that was created in—or that contains drawing data that was created in—an Educational (Student and Faculty) version of AutoCAD or an AutoCAD-based program, the following plot stamp or watermark appears in the final output:

For Educational Use Only

or

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Here is a sample showing marked in red the plot stamp that will be added.

This can also occur when using blocks or other components of drawings that have been created or modified in an Educational version, including layers, blocks, layouts, etc.

Dialog box that shows when a drawing is opened containing the educational version plot stamp. Educational Version - Plot Stamp Detected This drawing will display the message, "PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT," Do you want to continue? If you continue, the message will mark this drawing and any drawings that reference it.

If you insert a block or drawing you will get: An educational plot stamp will be added to your plotted drawing. Are you sure you want to continue?

Solution
Autodesk sells educational versions of software on the premise that the software will be used for educational purposes only. The addition of this watermark is as-designed to discourage the commercial use of an educational version.

Removal of the educational plot stamp from AutoCAD-based drawings is not supported.

Authorized use of educational and student versions of AutoCAD software does not permit using that software for professional, commercial, or for-profit purposes. The plot stamp is a measure that helps ensure educational and student version licenses are used only as authorized.

At some point during your drawings lifecycle, an educational or student version of AutoCAD was used to either create and/or edit your file(s), thus introducing the educational plot stamp. When opening drawings in an educational version, the software provides up to two warnings that the plot stamp will be applied.

We recommend reviewing the applicable Autodesk software license agreement accompanying each product that has been licensed and identify cases in which educational or student versions of Autodesk products may be being used in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the governing license agreements. This will help you avoid the inclusion of educational plot stamps in files being used for professional, commercial or for-profit purposes.

AutoCAD 2015 and newer have the ability to remove the stamp altogether if a Save is performed. Once a file is saved in AutoCAD 2015 or newer, it can be sent to users on earlier versions of AutoCAD, and the stamp will no longer be a part of the file.

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Contact us for any questions, wishes or comments. Maybe you want to also be able to remove the stamp from the drawings.