Academic Site Licenses

Academic versions are available only to educational institutions involved in formal classroom instruction. Educational institutions can purchase an Academic Commercial site license directly from F-Chart Software for a fee of $2,000. A 32-bit Academic Professional version for a single department is available for a fee of $3,750. The Professional version solves larger problems, provides capability to make stand-alone programs, offers genetic optimization, animation capabilities, and other capabilities. The 32-bit Academic Professional license can be upgraded to a 64-bit Academic Professional license by purchase of the 64-bit license file. See the 64-bit license page for details.

A single academic license can be used only by one department at an educational institution in one physical location. Access to students and faculty outside of the adopting department must be restricted. If two departments within a college or equivalent both obtain a license of the same type, then F-Chart Software will provide a license for the whole college of engineering or equivalent. An Academic license is for instructional use only. A separate non-academic license is required if the product is used for sponsored research or other activities that are not part of a student's graduation requirement. Thesis research that is directly related to an advanced degree is considered an academic activity and it is allowed under the license agreement.

The program may be installed on computers owned by the department and on personal computers owned by students and faculty in the department. The setup, EES application and license files must not be accessible to persons who are not affiliated with the adopting department(s).

Academic licenses require an internet connection having an IP address that maps to the University. The public IP address range for the adopting department will need to be submitted with an Academic license order. Off-campus access to EES can be provided by the department through their use of a program that provides internet delivery such as AppsAnywhere or XENAPP, Other alternatives are Remote Login to a server computer, provided that there is a login procedure for authorized users, or use of VPN such that the resulting IP address maps to the university.

Academic Update Service
Up to and including the 2019-2020 Academic version, the EES program has been designed to expire on September 1 of the following year. As a result, it has been necessary for departments to replace their existing EES programs each year with a newer version that was made available at no cost. The version that will be released in June, 2020 will not expire and it will no longer be necessary to replace the program. Free access to our website to download the EES setup program will end on September 1, 2020. After that date, access to the setup program residing our website for any reason will be only made available with a annual subscription to the Academic Update Service (AUS). The cost of this optional service is $500 per year for the Academic Commercial version and $1000 per year for the Academic Professional version. The optional Academic Update Service will allow departments to take advantage of bug fixes and program enhancements introduced after September 1, 2020. Departments that do not have a subscription to Academic Update Service must continue to use the Academic version of EES released in June 2020.

See the End-User License Agreement for further details.

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