EduFinder - Educational Plot Stamp Finder for AutoCAD DWG drawing files
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:
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?
AutoCAD 2015 and newer have the ability to
remove the stamp altogether if a Save is performed. Once a file is saved in
2015, it can be sent to users on earlier versions, and the stamp will no
longer be a part of the file.
AutoCAD 2012-2014 download EduFinder as an AutoCAD app (plug-in).
EduFinder free trial is fully functional except that you can only search through 10 drawings. When purchased it can be used without restrictions.
EduFinderSampleDWGs.zip contains 3 sample drawings that can be used to test EduFinder with.
If purchase has been done via Autodesk Exchange Apps the download is available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.
Jump to the documentation section.
Compatible with AutoCAD 2010 up to AutoCAD 2014. All flavors based on AutoCAD should be working like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), Architectural Desktop (ADT), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.
Due to the change in AutoCAD 2014 SP1 the app might not be able to find them unless you also have for example AutoCAD 2013 installed or remove the AutoCAD 2014 SP1.
Newer AutoCAD versions from AutoCAD 2015 will not be supported as there is no API available to detect the stamp.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
38 USD for one license of EduFinder or less depending on the quantity of licenses.
When your purchase is completed you will get an email with a link to the download.
If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.
The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.
Available payment methods: Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, Bankgiro, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney and Alipay (PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) Refund policy.
EduFinder can also be downloaded, installed and purchased as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site.
Installation of the AutoCAD plug-in
Run the installer. You may need to restart AutoCAD to
activate the plug-in.
Command to use is EduFinder.
Alternatively use the button on the Ribbon tab Plug-ins.
Click on Browse and specify the location for the file list (default named DrawingsToProcess.txt). This is a text file that will be created holding the DWG files to process.
Click on Add DWG Files and select a folder or drive to search. All subfolders will be searched and if there are a lot of folder and drawings this can take some time. Repeat for multiple folder.
Click on Start Processing to begin identify DWGs with Educational Stamp.
Program in progress.
When ready the file DrawingsLog.TXT will be created in the same folder as the File List.
Start Excel and open DrawingsLog.TXT.
If a drawing has an educational stamp TRUE will show in the Educational Stamp column.
Contact us for any questions, wishes or comments.