Maxsurf AE

Discussion in 'Software' started by fede, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. fede
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    fede Senior Member

    Hi guys, did anybody ever purchase a Maxsurf AE (academic) license? What is it exactly? as far as I Know it should be the same as Maxsurf Plus but a proof of enrollment in a Y.D. course is required to purchase it....am I wrong?
     
  2. guest12020101217
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    guest12020101217 Junior Member

    You are correct as far as l know from my from my uni day. Never purchase a copy my self. Think the number of surface you can use maybe limited.
    Website explains it clearly.
    http://www.graphicmagic.com

    Colin
     
  3. Andrew Mason
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    Andrew Mason Senior Member

    We are in the process of making Maxsurf AE non-copy protected and free of charge to students, I should be able to post a link to a download page in the next few days.

    Maxsurf academic has three surfaces so is functionally identical to Maxsurf/T. This allows separate surfaces to be used for hull, keel and rudder on a sailing yacht or bottom panel, chine flat and topside on a hard chined vessel, so this is the minimum configuration that is useful. All other standard features of Maxsurf are enabled.

    The correct link to our web site is http://www.formsys.com

    Andrew Mason
    Technical Director
    Formation Design Systems
     
  4. Aramas
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    Aramas Grumpy Old Man

    3 Surfaces? I struggle keeping it under 20 in AutoYacht. I have to keep converting things to polys and redoing them every time I change something. 3 would be not much use at all. Accurate weight estimates would be out of the question. :p
     
  5. fede
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    fede Senior Member

    "We are in the process of making Maxsurf AE non-copy protected and free of charge to students, I should be able to post a link to a download page in the next few days"

    Did I get it right???
    I just received Maxsurf AE/T that I payed 450$$$ ,having provided a proof of enrollment in a Y.D. course and you are telling me that in a few days it will be free?

    Andrew, did I get it right? if yes why wasn't I told this thing when I asked to purchase MS with a student license?


    :( :( :( :(
     
  6. Andrew Mason
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    Andrew Mason Senior Member

    fede

    I appreciate your position - we will most likely offer recent purchasers of Maxsurf AE a free upgrade to Maxsurf Plus or software of equivalent value

    Andrew
     
  7. fede
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    fede Senior Member

    I'd appreciate that a lot Andrew, I think that would be fair...I would feel very stupid otherwise,keep me posted!
    ;)
     
  8. patrik111
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    patrik111 Junior Member

    Wonderful news Andrew?

    Hello Andrew,
    I would just like to ask you for an update on the free Academic version of Maxsurf.

    Do you have some timeplan for the "launch"?


    Sitting and hoping that I could download it as a Christmas gift!
    Or maybe a new-years gift?
    My birhtday is the tenth of feb...

    Wishing n' hoping..



    Patrik Elfving
    Sweden
     
  9. Andrew Mason
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    Andrew Mason Senior Member

    We are finalising version 10 of Maxsurf at the moment and the free academic version will be included in that release. We are currently beta testing and if all goes well should do the final release in the next couple of weeks
     
  10. patrik111
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    patrik111 Junior Member

    :?: Nothing new on the southern front?

    Mr Mason,

    I'm wondering if you might have any news regarding the release of maxsurf 10. Has it been postponed? I cannot find any information regarding this relaese at the website.

    Just curius :)

    Patrik Elfving
     

  11. Andrew Mason
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    Andrew Mason Senior Member

    Maxsurf 10 is still Beta testing, as usual we kept being asked to add features and this has dragged things out. We hope to get the release out by the end of February. Maxsurf AE web site will be up and running at the same time, I will post the URL when it is available.
     
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