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Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170025] Mon, 13 March 2017 10:48 Go to next message
Nick McCloud
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So I'm prompted by the software to upgrade when I launch this morning and I've now lost an hour of my life trying to figure out what's going on.

If I install v8.0.2, will I be able to use it as is, no fuss no muss, or do I then need to subscribe?

Nick

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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170031 is a reply to message #170025] Mon, 13 March 2017 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
geralds
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Hi,
No, it's free, if you have the free version.
The subscription button is a offer for you if you like to buy it.
Then you have to go to Autodesks web site and make a contract.
You can also buy by an distributor in your town.

The software comes downloadable as a full version but the registering key comes as "free version".
So you can beginn with your projects immediately.

Gerald
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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170033 is a reply to message #170031] Mon, 13 March 2017 16:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nick McCloud
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I don't have the free version, I have the paid for hobbyist version but I don't know if I will have to subscribe if I install the update I'm being prompted about.

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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170035 is a reply to message #170033] Mon, 13 March 2017 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Wellington
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Nick McCloud wrote on Mon, 13 March 2017 09:51
I don't have the free version, I have the paid for hobbyist version but I don't know if I will have to subscribe if I install the update I'm being prompted about.

If the version you have now is working for you, probably best not to upgrade...
Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170036 is a reply to message #170033] Mon, 13 March 2017 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rob Pearce
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On 13/03/17 16:51, Nick McCloud wrote:
> I don't have the free version, I have the paid for hobbyist version but I don't know if I will have to subscribe if I install the update I'm being prompted about.
>
Unfortunately, yes. And I'm not even sure V8 supports the "paid
hobbyist" concept, so you either lose capabilities or pay more.
Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170037 is a reply to message #170033] Mon, 13 March 2017 19:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
geralds
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Hi,
ok,
currently what i know is that since V8 Autodesk have changed the license policy to the subscription version.
So you can have two paid versions: standard and premium.
The third version is the free version.
EAGLE Subscription | Buy Autodesk EAGLE | Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/subscribe)
Well, if you have your version 7.7.0 and you likes upgrading to version 8 then you have to pay minimum a standard version.
With there are two possibilities - monthly or per year.
All other before V8 is obsolete (in this meaning, license policy). Cadsoft is history.
You can work with this without any restrictions but just in its category.
Technical seeing, the V8 can read and work files from V6, V7, and higher, but not backwards - V6, V7 cannot work files from V8.
The components are compatible from V6 to V8 or higher.
What brings the future - i don't know; I'm not Autodesk.
I think momentary, its better that you work with your hobby version.

Best Regards,
Gerald
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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170043 is a reply to message #170025] Tue, 14 March 2017 06:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lorenz
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Nick McCloud wrote:

> So I'm prompted by the software to upgrade when I launch this morning
> and I've now lost an hour of my life trying to figure out what's going
> on.

if you decide to stay with 7.7 and don't what to see the update promt
again, you can diesable the update chaeck in the eaglerc.usr file.

Look for 'CheckForUpdate'
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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170052 is a reply to message #170033] Tue, 14 March 2017 21:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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On 3/13/2017 12:51 PM, Nick McCloud wrote:
> I don't have the free version, I have the paid for hobbyist version but I don't know if I will have to subscribe if I install the update I'm being prompted about.
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Hi Nick,

I hope you're having a good day. The hobbyist license you paid for only
applies to the V7 series of releases, it won't work on the new update
you are being prompted about.

To get similar features to what you had before you would subscribe to
the Standard version of EAGLE for $100/year or $15/month. You get 4
layers instead of 6 but on the upside the board size limitation is area
based (160cm^2) instead of the fixed 160mm x 100mm.

You can continue to use V7 without issue, that one is a perpetual
license for the V7 series. If you like the new features in V8 then I
would encourage you to consider the subscription.

We released V8.1.0 today, which adds obstacle avoidance to the routing
engine. Full push and shove is on its way.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia

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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170056 is a reply to message #170052] Tue, 14 March 2017 23:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
geralds
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Hi Jorge,

The V 8.1.0 is released today? - i can't find on the website for download.
Where can i downloading it?
Here i found just V8.0.2:
Download EAGLE | Free Download | Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download)

Best Regards,
Gerald
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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170057 is a reply to message #170052] Tue, 14 March 2017 23:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ooh! 8.1

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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170061 is a reply to message #170057] Wed, 15 March 2017 15:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
geralds
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Yep!
I've downloaded it today. The shell (panel) during starting showed me that there is a new version.

Gerald
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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170068 is a reply to message #170052] Thu, 16 March 2017 09:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nick McCloud
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Jorge, what exchange rate are you using in the US? $100 = £82, not £95. Nothing needs to be shipped ....

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Re: Hobbyist upgrade from v7.7 to v8 [message #170069 is a reply to message #170068] Thu, 16 March 2017 16:05 Go to previous message
Jorge Garcia
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On 3/16/2017 5:57 AM, Nick McCloud wrote:
> Jorge, what exchange rate are you using in the US? $100 = £82, not £95. Nothing needs to be shipped ....
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Hi Nick,

I hope you're having a good day. Pricing is handled by a totally
separate department at Autodesk. I've been told to direct any pricing
questions to that department.

Here is the link to reach them:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/contact-support/purchases-returns/buying-aut odesk-software

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia

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