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Canadian Universities, Colleges, Highschools and Instructors may purchase Educational single seat copies of VectorWorks Designer 2011 with RenderWorks. Individual Instructors may purchase a single copy of the Educational version. There is no limit to the number of single seats an Educational Institution may purchase. (Please see Class sites, below)
For VectorWorks 2011, Educational Institutional single seat licenses are available in two forms. An Instructor portable version (Dongle Protected Educational Version) includes a hardware dongle, and a serial number that is tied to the dongle. Dongled Vectorworks Educational licenses have the watermark printing suppressed. Instructor licenses are also available without the hardware dongle, (Internet Checking Educational Version) these E series licenses will print with a watermark.
The VectorWorks Hardware Dongle is a USB device that connects to the USB port of your computer, and serves as a copy protection device. Your VectorWorks software will determine if the dongle is present when the software first launches. If it is not present, the software will not launch. The dongles for VectorWorks are SERIAL NUMBER SPECIFIC - Each serial number is generated to match a unique dongle.
The dongle-protected version of Vectorworks may be installed on multiple computers. In order to launch, Vectorworks requires the dongle to remain connected to the computer – limiting the use of a single license to one computer at any one time.
The E series Vectorworks version requires an active Internet connection when first installed. The software requires occasional access to the internet after it is installed to maintain functionality and copy protection. The software may be installed on a total of two computers – and may not be run concurrently. Each license of Vectorworks is to be used by a single operator, regardless of the number of computers on which it is installed.
All Single Seat educational versions of VectorWorks are CROSS PLATFORM - they will install and run on both Macintosh and Windows computers, and all come bundled with RenderWorks.
For Vectorworks 2011, the Educational product consists of VectorWorks Designer (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight) plus RenderWorks.
Schools and instructors upgrading from previous versions will receive the full set of Design Series modules with their upgrades, regardless of what modules they originally owned.
Vectoroworks 2011 has fairly robust system requirements. If the computers in your school are older please contact us about the possibility of getting an earlier version of Vectorworks. We want you and your students to have a positive learning experience with the best software your computers can run!