Autodesk Perpetual License Policy Changes
Effective in 4 months on January 31, 2016, Autodesk will no longer sell perpetual licenses of most individual (non-Suite) products*. If you wish to purchase one of the products affected by this change you must purchase a new Desktop Subscription license after January 31, 2016. This change applies to both standalone and network licenses.
*List of products affected on January 31st
Effective July 31, 2016, Autodesk will no longer sell perpetual licenses of most Design & Creation Suites**. If you wish to purchase one of the products affected by this change you must purchase a new Desktop Subscription license after July 31, 2016. This change applies to both standalone and network licenses.
**List of products affected on July 31st
Definition: Perpetual License vs. Subscription
A perpetual license is where you buy the software and keep it "forever", where software purchased on subscription means you pay a yearly subscription amount and if you don't renew, the license is no longer valid.
What this means to you.
If you have a perpetual license not covered by Maintenance or Desktop (rental) Subscription, your license will discontinue on January 31, 2016 (for individual products) or July 31, 2016 (for Suites). You will no longer be able to upgrade to the current release. In order to take advantage of new features, you will be required to purchase a new license at the then current SRP. For perpetual licenses with active Maintenance, you will continue to receive updates to your existing software version along with other benefits for as long as you continue to renew your Maintenance Subscription on time.
What do I need to do?
- Take inventory of your Autodesk software assets so you know the licenses affected.
- Check to see that your Autodesk Subscriptions are up to date. Do you know your renewal dates?
- Are you covered for growth or new employee needs
- Do you have future projects requiring additional seats?
- Do you have the right products and licenses to bid on larger projects now or in the future?
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Top 3 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Can I continue to use my existing perpetual licenses? YES
Can I continue to use and renew my Maintenance Subscription for my existing perpetual license? YES
How will I be able to purchase products after the end of sale of perpetual licenses? Via a Subscription