Autodesk released 2020 version software

It is that time of the year again. Autodesk has released most of version 2020 updates since March 2019. Popular version updates available to date are:

  • AutoCAD with Toolsets – including:
    • AutoCAD (WIN/MAC)
    • AutoCAD Architecture (WIN)
    • AutoCAD Electrical (WIN)
    • AutoCAD Map 3D (WIN)
    • AutoCAD Mechanical (WIN)
    • AutoCAD MEP (WIN)
    • AutoCAD Plant 3D (WIN)
    • AutoCAD Raster Design (WIN)
    • AutoCAD mobile app
    • AutoCAD web app
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD LT
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Inventor & Inventor Professional
  • Vault
  • NavisWorks
  • 3ds Max

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

Smarter Tools. Easy Access. Save up to 20%*

Move to an Autodesk subscription and save up to 20%* across Industry Collections as well as favorite products such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, Inventor Professional, 3ds Max, Maya and more.

For even more savings, subscribe to a 3-year term to save an additional 10% off the annual price.

The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection combines Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and more with specialized BIM tools to help you deliver your best work.

The Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection including Inventor, AutoCAD, Fusion 360, and more – delivers workflows for design, 5-axis CAM, and factory planning.

* Serial number trade-in offer

Customers can save up to 20% on industry collections or most individual products when they purchase eligible 1-year or 3-year term subscriptions with single- or multi-user access and submit qualifying associated seats of release 2014-through 2019 perpetual licenses not on an active maintenance plan (any attached maintenance plan must have expired on or before April 30, 2019 for the perpetual license to be eligible for this offer). A valid, eligible serial number for each corresponding perpetual license traded in must be submitted for this promotion.

Autodesk LT Family product licenses are eligible to be submitted for AutoCAD LT Family and AutoCAD product licenses only.

The customer agrees to discontinue use of these submitted perpetual licenses.

Educational licenses including new, upgrades and migrations, and education-to-commercial transfers do not qualify.

Full product lists, details and restrictions visit

Offer available from May 7 through October 25, 2019 in Japan, Korea, ASEAN countries, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and India, and may not be combined with other promotions.

*Offer subject to reseller participation. Channel partners are independent and free to set their own prices. Reseller prices may vary. Advertised discounts and savings are based on the Autodesk Suggested Retail Price (excluding taxes) for specified product. Autodesk’s Suggested Retail Price is used for reference purposes only and may not be in local currency. Actual retail price is determined by customer’s selected reseller and is subject to currency fluctuation.


All subscription benefits may not be available for all products or services in all languages and/or geographies. Subscription programs are subject to the applicable Autodesk subscription terms and conditions and/or Autodesk Terms of Service.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, AutoCAD LT, 3ds Max, ArtCAM, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, FeatureCAM, Infraworks, Inventor, Inventor LT, Maya, Maya LT, MotionBuilder, Navisworks, Revit, Revit LT, Robot, Showcase, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

© 2019 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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 released

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 enhanced subscription benefit experience. Growing number of updates is available through public links using Autodesk Virtual Agent.


Digital Vision Designs is pleased to announce a merger with Civil Survey Solutions.


Please view the Home Page for the full announcement and details.


David Hind, based in Hobart, will continue to work with all Tasmanian customers providing the personal account management you have experienced over the past years. David can be contacted at and 0417 502 402.