Sure it's true. You can buy the current full edition of AutoCAD educational edition for a fraction of the cost of the real version. Yes it is a timed version but in 2 years there will most likely be a new version so no big deal there. Here is the catch - when ever you print out a drawing it will have a watermark on every side saying that it is a student edition, it will also embed any files saved or created on this version with said mark. This is bad because if you creat a drawing will in school and later want to reuse it it will still have this watermark. Even if you are now using the commercial version. How do I know? have gottenseveral files from consultants that have had this mark when printed.
Here in the U.S. a student can get a 1 yr license for - $153 or a 2 yr for $289.
Originally Posted by TheRobster