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Moving From Perpetual to Subscription Licenses

With Autodesk’s recent changes in the way you purchase software and the move from maintenance to subscription, we’ve received a lot of questions when buying new subscription contracts – whether it’s single or multi-user, use of different versions and home use policy. We have put together this blog post to help guide you through the changes with some answers and tips.

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Differences Between Autodesk Suites and Collections

One of the changes Autodesk has made to its software offerings is the change to Collections, and the retirement of the Design and Creation Suites. These tips will introduce you to a few of the advantages of Collections, as well as highlight the differences of the new offering.


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Autodesk move to subscription business model: Changes for maintenance customers

We want to take a moment to share some upcoming changes that will affect maintenance plans, as well as Autodesk’s special offer to move licenses from maintenance to subscription that customers may want to consider.

Autodesk believes that Subscription delivers extended capabilities and new functionalities to customers through connected services at a faster pace, and as such it is on a path toward becoming a subscription-only company. To achieve this, and to make it more attractive for maintenance customers to move to subscription, beginning in June 2017, you’ll be able to move your products on a maintenance plan to a subscription for a discounted price.  This discount will decrease by 5% in 2018 and another 5% in 2019, so the earlier one switches to subscription, the less it will cost. Additionally, when making the switch the discounted pricing will be locked for up to three years, and Autodesk is expressing that it will continue to offer discounted pricing for those licenses thereafter, provided they are renewed on time.

On the other hand, maintaining licenses will become more costly. Beginning on May 7, 2017, Autodesk is raising prices for maintenance by 5% in 2017, 10% in 2018, and 20% in 2019. This has the effect of making the price of Subscription lower than the price of maintenance for these licenses.

Finally, Autodesk also announced that maintenance plans can now only be renewed for one year at a time.

2015 Autodesk corporate non-technical image series. Abstract, non-technical visualization using Autodesk(R) 3ds Max(R) software.

We know you’ll probably have questions, and we are here to address them. These are big changes that we’re prepared to walk you through. Please see the FAQ for additional details. Please feel free to contact us at Microsol Resources to discuss the options that best suit your technical and business needs.

Whether you choose to switch to a subscription or renew your maintenance plan, we will continue to provide you the best services and support during this transition.

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