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AutoCAD Educational Plot Stamp


When you plot a drawing that was created in, or that contains drawing data that was
created using an Educational (Student and Faculty) version of
AutoCAD, a plot stamp on all four sides of the sheet appears.

HOWEVER, there is a fix.
Try this:

Download a free trial version of ProgeCAD from:
ProgeCAD LT 2006 is free CAD software that uses
“DWG” native file format.

  1. Once installed, open the contaminated file using ProgeCAD and save it.
    The file will be saved in DWG format.
  2. Then re-open the file using AutoCAD.
    The Plot stamps and warning should be gone.

NOTE: You can try to save file as .dxf and re-open in AutoCAD.
Source: Unverified.

There is no way to circumvent the plot stamp on AutoCAD.
This is designed to discourage the commercial use of educational version of an Autodesk
product. Autodesk sells educational versions of software on the premise that
the software will be used for educational purposes only.

This can also occur when using blocks or other components of drawings that
have been created or modified in an educational version release.
This includes layers, blocks, layouts, and so on.

Help with this issue is only available through your Authorized Autodesk
Reseller and the Autodesk Product Support group.
Contact your reseller and request a copy of EMR_STAMP.LSP (or EMR_Utility).
This is a lisp utility to search out infected files. If you have a few
infected files they can be emailed to AutoDesk for cleaning. If you have a
large quantity to be cleaned they have a 15 day program (involves an
approval process) that you can use to clean the files.
If needed please copy this information and email it to your reseller as this
problem may be something your representative may not be familiar with.
Please note that AutoCAD 2004 includes automatic detection and warning of
the presence of Educational Drawing Files.

Additional resources:
EDU-Scan from is a monitoring utility that helps prevent
accidental contamination of AutoCAD drawing files by educational product

ProgeCAD DWG native CAD software.

Available for:
AutoCAD 2002
AutoCAD 2000i
AutoCAD 2000 (SP1 and later)
AutoCAD LT 2002
AutoCAD LT 2000i
AutoCAD LT 2000

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