I have paid for the student edition of pro-e. I have repeatedly (6 times) tried to download and install this program. I'm an Indiana State University student through distance education so I'm not sure what I need to do to get connection with the schools licensing if I have to. When I try to submit the license code that I have it tells me it cannot reach the pro-e server at all. I do not know how to recieve my host-id. I have a license file I've connected to the program and the program starts to install, but it locks up at 2% and never moves past this point. If ANYONE can help me with this it would be greatly appriciated. I'm in a class that is already almost 2 weeks through it's semester and I haven't even gotten the program installed. I've tried calling PTC but they refuse to help me since the student version doesn't provide technical support.
Probably you should try to download the full program if offered to you, which I believe is a 3.6 gigabyte ZIP file.
Also don't use Internet Explorer for this, it does not have a very good download capability.
Firefox is a bit better, and can resume if the download is stopped or your internet connection is unreliable and drops you.
The best choice would be a dedicated download utility, which I haven't used in a while, but "GetRight" comes to mind.
I have PROE Wildfire 2.0 Student Edition I have had for many years. On the back of it it references www.ProEStudent.com. I would think you could find more information about it there. I remember when I would install it on a different computer or when I did a reformat I had to email PTC to get a new license file. It think it was automated & they would send me the new file within 24 hours. What your describing sounds like the problem I had when I tried to use the license file after I got a new computer. I believe the license file is specific for the MAC ID & if this changes you have to get a new license file.
Hope this helps.