How does Autodesk’s transition to Desktop Subscription effect you?

Over the next few years Autodesk will be transitioning new software purchases to Subscription based options only.

Autodesk’s recent advice on this transition seems to have caused confusion for some.


How does Desktop Subscription effect you?

  1. For users with perpetual licenses with current Maintenance Subscription, the existing process will remain unchanged.
    Subscription benefits for perpetual licenses will continue as long as subscription is current for the foreseeable future.
    Crossgrades to Suite products (eg AutoCAD to Building Design Suite) will still be available.
  1. For users with perpetual licenses without Maintenance Subscription, upgrades to current versions are no longer available.
  1. Users will be able to purchase perpetual licenses of certain products until the dates outlined below.
    Only Desktop Subscription licenses will be available for these products after these dates.
    Exceptions are the Design and Entertainment Creation Suites which will be available as perpetual or desktop subscription licenses.


What are the benefits of Desktop Subscription?

Desktop Subscription gives you access to Autodesk software – the same full version you get with a perpetual license – but with a flexible, pay-as-you-go approach for a software budget that’s easier to manage.

Low cost of entry and access to the latest tools make it easy to ramp up/scale down according to changing business needs.

Features include:

  • Annual, quarterly and monthly Desktop Subscription is available across the product range, including suites.
  • Desktop Subscription licenses will provide the same functionality as perpetual licenses, and in a network environment will be able to extend the number of networked licenses being shared from the network server.
  • Previous version use will be provided.


When will purchase of perpetual licenses cease?

  1. On June 7, 2015, Autodesk discontinued the sale of new perpetual licenses for the LT family of products: AutoCAD LT, Revit LT, AutoCAD Revit LT Suite, Inventor LT, AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite …
  2. From January 31, 2016, Autodesk will discontinue the sale of new perpetual licenses of most non-suite versions of products such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, Revit Architecture, Inventor,  …
  3. From July 31, 2016, Autodesk will discontinue the sale of new perpetual licenses of most Design and Creation Suites such as AutoCAD Design Suite, Building Design Suite, Product Design Suite, Entertainment Creation Suite,  …


Sample pricing:

Product                    Perpetual     + MSubs                   DTSubs(A)       DTSubs(Q)      DTSubs(M)
AutoCAD LT                      1775              275                                530                    200                      65
AutoCAD Revit LT Suite  2375              335                                710                    265                      90
AutoCAD                            5925              860                             2370                    890                    295
BDSPremium                     9600            1440                             3840                  1440                    480

MSubs – annual maintenance subscription

DTSubs – desktop subscription (A – annual, Q – quarterly, M – monthly)


More information about subscription changes


For more information about Desktop Subscription refer to or call us.

Introducing Autodesk Account

Autodesk has now introduced your Account in place of the previous Subscription Center.
Details are outlined in Autodesk Account FAQ Customers. Please read it carefully.
In summary, to download software, extensions, request boxed copies, … proceed as follows:
2. Sign in with:
Autodesk ID or email address
Password (use “Forgot your password?” if not known)
3. All your products are displayed
4. Click on product required for serial numbers, product keys and options
5. On right of selected product choose from options:
Download now OR
More actions (see example Autodesk products options for details)

Autodesk Account Sample

Autodesk 2016 versions software release

It is that time of the year again. Autodesk has started relasing updates on 21st March 2015. Popular version 2016 updates available till now are:

  • AutoCAD LT
  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Autodesk Inventor LT
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • NavisWorks Simulate

All software updates can now be downloaded via Autodesk Account, the latest and enchanced subscription benefit experience. Growing number of updates is available through public links using Autodesk Virtual Agent.

August 2014 News – Autodesk Software Promotion

autodesk software promotion


Move to the latest release, now with even more product choice and save.

Get the software you need for less on
Maintenance Subscription.


As of February 1st 2015, upgrades from previous releases of Autodesk Software will only be available on Maintenance Subscription, our most cost-effective way to access software upgrades.

Upgrade and join Autodesk Maintenance Subscription to always have the very latest software at your fingertips as well as many other enhanced benefits to help you stay competitive.

Upgrade to the latest version now and subscribe to save even more and appreciate the benefits of our most advanced software with Maintenance Subscription.

May 2014 News – Autocad Discounts

Current Autodesk Promotions & AutoCAD Discounts



Upgrade, subscribe & save 20%

More flexible options to get the latest Autodesk software than ever before. Save 20% until July 18th, 2014

AutoCAD LT 2015 works for small business

AutoCAD LT for as little as A$45 per month with Desktop Subscription Move to the latest release with Maintenance Subscription before July 25th 2014. “Save up to 30%”

Think you know AutoCAD? Think again

Introducing AutoCAD 2015 with new flexible pricing options. Move to the latest release with Maintenance Subscription before July 25th 2014. “Save up to 30%”

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