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Use Your Autodesk Software when Traveling

Can you use your Autodesk software when traveling abroad? Can you use your software away from your usual work location?

Global Travel Rights are a benefit of maintenance plans and subscriptions which permits the use of products and services covered by those maintenance plans or subscriptions worldwide while traveling outside the country of purchase. These rights are provided as part of the subscription or maintenance plan contract.  There is no form to fill out or process required to enable the benefit.

For Global Travel Rights to be applicable, the maintenance plan or subscription must have been purchased in the individual or legal entity’s home country. A “home country” is the country or jurisdiction in which an individual resides or the country of incorporation for a company or other legal entity. Per the Global Travel Rights benefit, when purchasing licenses outside the home country, you may only use those licenses in the country of purchase.

Note for European Union Residents: If Your Home Country is a member country of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association, then for the purposes of your maintenance plan or subscription Agreement all/any of the countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association shall be considered Your Home Country.

Users and Benefits

The following list provides additional information about which users may benefit from Global Travel Rights:

  • Maintenance plans and subscriptions to software products: Only users covered by a maintenance plan or a subscription to a software product may benefit from Global Travel Rights in relation to the software product covered by that maintenance plan or subscription.Users covered are either the individual person or the specific legal entity who purchased the maintenance plan or subscription. In the case of specific legal entities, only employees or onsite contractors of that legal entity are covered users. Employees and onsite contractors of affiliates (i.e. sister companies in the same group of companies) of that legal entity are NOT covered users.Note for subscriptions with single-user access to software products: Subscriptions with single-user access incorporate licensing technology whereby only a specified named user may access the software. That specified named user is given a password protected log-on to access the benefits of the subscription.

    In the case of subscription with single-user access purchased by an individual, only the individual may be named as the named user. In the case of subscription with single-user access purchased by a legal entity, only employees or onsite contractors of that legal entity may be named as the named user.

    Each Named User must (i) be identified by a unique user id (“Autodesk ID”),”), (ii) be individuals, not groups or generic logins (unless specifically otherwise authorized by Autodesk), and (iii) may not be shared with anyone else.

    For more information about adding Named Users to a contract, see our blog on Managing Autodesk Users & Permissions.

  • Subscriptions to cloud servicesUsers covered by a subscription to a cloud service, or access to a cloud service provided as a benefit, may benefit from Global Travel Rights in relation to the cloud service covered by that subscription.Users covered are the individual person or the employees and onsite contractors of the specific legal entity who purchased the maintenance plan or subscription, and any other third party. Employees and onsite contractors of affiliates (i.e. sister companies in the same group of companies) of that legal entity MAY be covered users.
  • Employees and onsite contractors of Affiliate Companies (i.e. sister companies in the same group of companies)Maintenance plans and subscriptions to software products: Only employees or on-site contractors of the legal entity who has purchased the maintenance plan or subscription may benefit from Global Travel Rights in relation to the covered software product. Employees and onsite contractors of affiliates may NOT benefit from Global Travel Rights (or any other benefits) in relation to the covered software. To grant shared access to benefits to employees or onsite contractors of affiliates, the legal entity who purchased the maintenance plan or subscription will need to additionally purchase Extra Territory Rights, or the intended employee or affiliates will need to purchase a subscription in their home country.
  • Subscriptions to cloud services: Employees and onsite contractors of the legal entity, and any other third party may benefit from Global Travel Rights in relation to subscriptions for cloud services, or access to cloud services provided as a benefit of maintenance plans or subscriptions to software products.
  • Third Parties, not related to the purchasing entity: Maintenance plans and subscriptions to software products (single-user and multi-user): Only employees of the legal entity who has purchased the maintenance plan or subscription to products may benefit from Global Travel Rights in relation to the covered software product. Employees and onsite contractors of any third party not related to the purchasing legal entity may NOT benefit from Global Travel Rights (or any other benefits) in relation to the covered software.
  • Subscriptions to cloud services: Employees and onsite contractors of the legal entity, and any other third party may benefit from Global Travel Rights in relation to subscriptions for cloud services, or access to cloud services provided as a benefit of maintenance plans or subscriptions to software products.

Covered Countries and Territories

Subject to international export laws (which prohibit use in some countries that the government restricts), Global Travel Rights are available globally if purchased in home country.

Examples where Global Travel Rights are not permitted:

  • Customer wishes to grant access to employees of its Parent or a Sister Company or a Subsidiary in different country: Only employees of the purchasing legal entity may use the covered software (and any other benefits) globally. Employees of parent or sister companies or subsidiaries may not use the covered software (or any other benefits) globally.
  • Customer wishes to grant access to employees of its Parent or a Sister Company or a Subsidiary in the same country: Only employees of the purchasing legal entity may use the covered software (and any other benefits) in the same country. Employees of parent or sister companies or subsidiaries may not use the covered software (or any other benefits) in the same country.
  • Customer purchases from an Authorized Reseller outside the Home Country: The individual customer, or employees of the purchasing legal entity customer, may only use the software in the country of purchase. The individual or employees of the purchasing legal entity may NOT use the software product globally.

If you still have unanswered questions about global travel rights, send us an email info@microsolresources.com.

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Marketing Director in New York via San Francisco and Manila. Anna Liza is inspired by architecture and technology. A fan of traveling, slow food movement, and summers in Maine with her kids. She has been with Microsol since 2004.