No fellows, I just checked, there is one station with me sitting behind it. On the computer there is Cad 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2012 Map 3d. 4 unlicenced versions of Cad on one computer. No one else here needs cad. The owner had this brilliant idea to introduce drafting and mapping services to his current clients. I had told him numerous times that in order to produce anything or make money doing this, He will need a licence. $5k for 2012 Map 3d. He looked at me like I was joking. Where did these 4 versions come from? I asked a guy before he quit because of the stupidity that happens around here where the versions of Cad came from. He told me that 2 of them were already here before he came on board and he installed 2 student versions himself which he got them from school. I had also found out that the GIS department here is using ARCGIS "student versions". The GIS guy that sits 2 feet behind me and is probably watching me type this, has constant problems with his student version. He cant do his best because of the lack of features in his program. I have spent the last 2 weeks fighting, arguing, headaches, back aches and cross eyed syndrome to produce a dwg that he can take to his current client and offer them mapping plans. I finished the plan, It was 100% hack job. It looks really good but was created very poorly, no time to do it properly. When it came time to make prints, "autodesk educational purposes only" is stamped all over the paper. How did cheap dick work around this? He tapped 8 pieces of 11 x 17 around the edges of the paper with painters tape and stood at the printer feeding each individual piece of paper into it. When the print came out, the stamp was printed on the painters tape. I had the priveledge of removing the tape from each piece of paper. 1 1/2 hours later, We had 8 very **** poor prints. I made $45 for the time spent printing 8 pieces of paper.
Now to my question. Because nothing is legal or licenced, If I start creating templates, linetypes, blocks... ect. ect... Will the autodesk stamp infuse itself into anything created? I dont really feel like spending hours, days, weeks, creating cad stuff only to have it not be usable. Any comments?