There is nothing more frustrating in trying to help new academic version user when full version owners cannot view their files.
Is there a business case for not allowing academic versions to be viewed by the full version?
Make the files read-only and do not allow export or even printing.
I request this in the spirit of collaboration.
Not going to happen. Think about it - the academic version, I believe, is a full top level license. That's probably a $20K seat of Creo. Even if it's simply foundation, that's $5K. If I can buy a $250 academic version and create files that are fully usable in the comercial version, why would I spend $5K-$20K?
Because you can still limit it... maybe not allow saving files or exports files. View only for instance. To me, "Full" is not full if you cannot even view academic versions.
I'll update the original request to reflect this.
Read-only in corporate Creo sounds good. As a FIRST mentor, I'm all for anything that helps bring in more support from the corporate community.
That being said, PTC is offering a HUGE benefit to high school students in allowing them to use pretty much full-on Creo for school stuff. I'd say #1 is make sure the kids continue to use the full package and #2, do what they can to enable better support from the corporate community.
Antonius, thank you so much for getting the message out there and doing all you can to help the kids!
Good points about making them read-only or otherwise limited. I think able to open, but not save is a good one. It could come in like a GCRI file from a newer version - all features there, but none editable.
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