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The Top Things You Need to Know about Autodesk Transition to Named User Program

We want to make you aware of recent changes as Autodesk is launching new subscription plans that are based on people and retiring plans based on serial numbers as of May 7, 2020. Like most SaaS providers, these plans are designed for named users and provide a range of administrative, support, and reporting capabilities for businesses of every size.

Customers often share their concerns over the time and resources needed to manage multiple deployment types. These new plans for named users will provide benefits, including:

  • Optimize your licensing costs, by having visibility into your usage data.
  • No need to manage your own license servers or track an anonymous serial number again.
  • Dedicated access for all employees who need it. No more downtime waiting for licenses.
  • Tailor support and learning content to employees based on insights.

These new plans for named users will replace those based on serial numbers:

  • Subscriptions with multi-user access and maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.
  • As part of retiring maintenance, the last version of the Design & Creation Suites will be released in April 2020 for customers to download, and the last date to renew Suites will be April 16, 2020.
  • Starting February 29, 2020, Autodesk will no longer sell new 2 or 3-year subscriptions with multi-user access or allow renewals. Starting May 7, 2020, Autodesk will no longer sell new annual subscriptions with multi-user access.
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1. What do I need to do to transition to named user?

For customers who own a subscription with multi-user access or maintenance, at your first renewal after May 7, 2020, we’ll help you transition to a plan for named users through trade-in offers that keep your costs consistent today and predictable to 2028*.

2. Standalone Maintenance trade-in offer

At your first renewal, before May 7, 2021:

  • Trade-in one standalone maintenance seat for one standard subscription for one named user at a price similar to what you’re paying in 2019 for maintenance.
  • Then, renew at an ongoing discount to 2028*.
  • At the time of trade-in, choose to upgrade to an industry collection to get a comprehensive selection of tools to help you meet any project challenge—now and in the future.
  • At the time of trade-in or later, choose to upgrade to a higher plan for more advanced features, such as single sign-on and detailed-user reporting.
3. What if I don’t take the standalone maintenance trade-in offer?

If you do not take the trade-in offer, maintenance prices will increase by 20% on May 7, 2020. Subscriptions with multi-user access and maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.

4. Multi-user or Network Maintenance trade-in offer

At your first renewal only, after May 7, 2020:

  • Trade-in one multi-user subscription or network maintenance seat for two standard subscriptions for one named user each at a similar SRP you’re paying today for your existing seat or subscription.
  • For example, if you have 20 multi-user subscriptions, you can trade them in for 40 standard subscriptions for 40 named users at a similar SRP you’re paying today.
  • Then, renew at an ongoing discount to 2028.
  • At the time of trade-in, choose to upgrade to an industry collection to get a comprehensive selection of tools to help you meet any project challenge—now and in the future.
  • At the time toft trade-in or later, choose to upgrade to a higher plan for more advanced features, such as single sign-on and detailed-user reporting.
5. What if I don’t take the multi-user/network trade-in offer at my first renewal that occurs after May 7, 2020?
  • If you do not take the trade-in, at your second renewal, you can trade-in one discounted multi-user subscription (as a result of the Move to Subscription offer) or one network maintenance seat for one standard subscription for one named user at a
    similar SRP you’re paying today for your existing seat or subscription.
  • If you do not take the trade-in and keep your network maintenance seats, maintenance prices will increase by 20% on May 7, 2020. Subscriptions with multiuser access and maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.
6. Quick reference overview of transition options

Reference guide to transition options

7. Trade-In Product Exclusions

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If you want to know how the Autodesk transition to named users will affect you and your organization, please feel free to contact us at Microsol Resources to discuss the options that best suit your technical and business needs.

 

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Microsol Resources, Your Expert Partner in Bluebeam Software, Support & Training

Microsol Resources is a recognized leader in building information modeling (BIM) technology solutions and has been named a Platinum- Level Partner (the highest level in the Bluebeam Partner Program) by Bluebeam Software, a leading developer of digital markup, measurement, and collaboration solutions for document-intensive industries.

As a Bluebeam Platinum Partner, we offer several resources to help the AEC professionals get the most out of Bluebeam Revu. Here’s a sampling of the things we have been offering our clients for the past years.

Support Resources

We have a Bluebeam technical support team ready to provide the best-in-class technical support for everyone from small businesses to enterprise users.  We also host a variety of no-cost webinars to keep you up to date with the latest information on Bluebeam. These webinars cover a diversity of topics including tips and tricks and workflow and industry-specific topics.

Couldn’t make a live webinar? Want to watch one again? Check out our previous webinars below to continue your training.

Training Programs

We want to provide the tools and resources to get you and your team to the next level. We truly believe that when you invest in technology you want to get more than just a tool, you actually want to have a complete solution. For that reason, we want to provide our clients with more than just the actual software. We want to train you and we want to help you get the best out of your software.

We provide self-guided training courses through Bluebeam University.

Revu 2018 and 2019 Power Pack

This package gives you access to all Bluebeam University courses, including Revu Basics, workflow courses and new courses as they are added.

Revu Basics

This is perfect if you are new to Revu or want to build your confidence in working with the program.

  • Gain familiarity with the interface and navigation in Revu.
  • Learn markup tools including Stamps, Tool Chest and Markups List.
  • Modify and share PDFs.
  • Collaborate with Bluebeam Studio.

We also offer live on-site training from our dedicated Bluebeam Instructors. Our in-person, instructor-led training courses are designed to introduce users to the core features of Bluebeam Revu. You will learn the foundational skills necessary to organize, mark up, edit and track comments in a PDF drawing set.

Do you have any questions about training? Feel free to reach out to training@microsolresources.com.

Bluebeam Events

Last year we were part of the Bluebeam Extreme 2019 conference in Washington, DC where we had the opportunity to meet industry leaders and end-users. Bluebeam also shared very exciting news and presented Bluebeam Drawings, which is the free mobile app viewer for clients that have a Bluebeam Revu 2018 or 2019 license with maintenance.

Looking forward to 2020

We are super excited for 2020 as we wish to continue supporting architects, estimators, designers, builders, engineers and subcontractors with their Bluebeam needs.

Microsol Resources is looking forward to assisting you with your Bluebeam software and become your preferred resource for software, training, and support.

Join the Revu community—over 1.6 million users.

Click here to get your free 30-day Bluebeam Revu trial.

Looking to upgrade or get the new Bluebeam Revu 2019? Feel free to contact us at bluebeam@microsolresources.com, or give us a call at (888) 768-7568.

 

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TECH Perspectives comes to Seattle!

Microsol Resources, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and a premier provider of technology solutions to the building industry, will host its TECH Perspectives conference at the Seattle Art Museum on February 11, 2020.

TECH Perspectives is Microsol Resources’ technology and innovation conference that brings together thought leaders at the forefront of building innovation to discuss new and existing technologies that are reshaping the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

TECH Perspectives conferences are held in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and this year for the first time in Seattle. With two keynote presentations and two exciting industry panel sessions, each TECH Perspectives conference enables the building community to benefit from lessons learned by industry professionals. For more information and to register, please go to www.techperspectives.com.

TECH Perspectives Seattle 2020

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Maria Mackey, Real Estate Director of Vulcan Real Estate. As a Seattle native, she joined Vulcan Real Estate in 2003 and leads the financing activities for Paul Allen’s real estate investment portfolio as well as providing real estate support for the Allen Institute, MoPOP Museum, the Flying Heritage Collection, the Living Computer Museum, and other affiliates. Prior to coming home to join Vulcan Real Estate when it was formed, Maria was CFO for a real estate investor in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years.  She started her career in real estate finance in 1977, after graduating from Willamette University with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring TECH Perspectives to Seattle for the first time and look forward to having Maria Mackey of Vulcan Real Estate give the opening keynote,” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “The attendees from the AEC community will gain valuable insight hearing from Ms. Mackey and our presenters on how they are advancing sustainability, technology, and design in every project,” added Mr. Krausz.

Agenda Highlights for TECH Perspectives Seattle 2020
We will hear from real estate leaders and AEC technology innovators on topics including:

The industry keynote address will be delivered by Donna Laquidara-Carr, the Industry Insights Research Director from Dodge Data & Analytics who provides editorial direction to the SmartMarket Report Series, covering such diverse topics as World Green Building Trends, Prefabrication and Modular Construction, the Business Value of BIM and Managing Risk in the Construction Industry.

In addition, we have technology innovators to present and hold insightful discussions about:

Collaboration & BIM

  • Collaboration & Building Information Modeling (BIM) | How do we make sure we’re all working on the most up to date information and maintaining a single source of truth? With BIM at the core of the project delivery, the need for any time, anywhere, collaboration, data continuity comes into play.We will hear from Salla Palos, Director of Transformation Services of Microsoft; Angus MacGregor, Principal of Olson Kundig; Robert Otani, Principal of Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE Studio; and Josh Rodgers, Virtual Design Construction Manager of Mortenson Construction.

  • Smart Buildings | Every day, we hear about a new “smart” technology that will change our lives. But what does smart mean in the context of designing, developing, and operating buildings? This session we will hear from AEC’s industry leaders on how smart building tech and data can provide a deeper role for design intelligence in the era of the digital twin.We will hear from Stephen van Dyck, Partner of LMN Architects; Nicholas Desbiens, Head of Digital Practice of KPF; and Burt Goncalves, Studio BIM Leader of NBBJ.

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The half-day conference is accredited by the AIA for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

For an up-to-date schedule of the sessions, and to register for the TECH Perspectives Seattle conference, visit the TECH Perspectives website at www.techperspectives.com.

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