By Anna Liza Montenegro | Subscription

For Autodesk products worldwide, Autodesk has phased out perpetual licenses of their software. The current subscription offerings allow you to access multiple products and to share licenses just as you could with perpetual licensing.

Why the change? The way we design and build is changing rapidly, which also changes the tools we use and the ways companies and individuals buy and access software.

By subscribing, you receive a simplified customer experience, enjoy lower upfront cost, and have the ability to pay for Autodesk products and cloud services for the amount of time that is right for you: monthly, quarterly, annual, and multi-year term lengths (availability may vary depending on region or access type).

Your subscription makes it easier to access your software and stay up-to-date. You will be able to subscribe to an individual product or a collection of products that can be used by a single-user or shared by multiple users. Providing subscription offerings with flexible packaging and licensing options protects the value of your existing investment in our technologies.

If you purchased a perpetual license for the products, you will continue to own and have full usage rights for that license. If you are on maintenance for your perpetual license, you will receive software updates and corresponding benefits for as long as you continue to renew. You can renew your maintenance for as long as you want.

Autodesk and Microsol Resources will work with customers to make this transition as smooth as possible so that our customers can plan for these changes. This FAQ has been prepared to address any questions about this transition.

Still have questions to find out more about finding out the right Autodesk software product–perpetual licenses or desktop subscription for your organization and project? Please contact us at or call 888-768-7568.



Published on August 23, 2016 in Subscription.

About the Author

Anna Liza Montenegro develops design technology conferences for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals as a forum to exchange innovative strategies, and best practices, and facilitate discussions into the technology trends driving significant change in building design and construction. As Director of Marketing and as a trained architect, these events are offered to AEC professionals by Microsol Resources, a value-added reseller of Autodesk, Bluebeam, Rhino, Chaos V-Ray & Enscape, Egnyte and other various technology partnerships.