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.
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 2012 and newer 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.
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.
Earlier version support upon request.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
30 EUR for one license of EduFinder or less depending on the quantity of licenses.
When you purchase with PayPal you can use your credit card or bank account where available. You will be emailed the license (this is done manually but normally within 24 hours). If you want to purchase for example 15 licenses add first 10 to the chart and then add 5.
If you have a really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation and network license needs can be met. 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.
Contact us for other payment methods. PayPal, share-it, Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa, American Express, and Diner's Club online are accepted. Alternatively, there is support for bank transfer/wire transfer, or Checks and Money Orders through postal mail. Online transfers via giropay and Nordea Solo are also supported.
To pay by PayPal you can also send payment to the account of firstname.lastname@example.org at www.paypal.com.
EduFinder can also be downloaded, installed and purchased as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site.
Installation of the AutoCAD plug-in
This option is available for AutoCAD 2012 or newer as well
as verticals. This can be done both while AutoCAD is running or not running.
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.