There are only a few weeks left until perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk products will be discontinued.
After January 28, 2016, new perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk software will no longer be available for purchase or crossgrade. After July 28, 2016, Autodesk will discontinue sales of new perpetual license and will no longer off the option to migrate (crossgrade) to most Autodesk Design & Creation Suites.
For example, after January 28, 2016, a customer with a perpetual license of AutoCAD cannot crossgrade to a perpetual license of Revit. However, that customer can crossgrade the perpetual license of AutoCAD to a perpetual license of Building Design Suite Premium until the end-of-sale of the suites on July 31, 2016.
Customers will continue to have the opportunity to subscribe to the affected products with offerings specifically designed for individuals, teams and enterprises. The pay-as-you-go option for Autodesk products and cloud services will be available as multi-year, annual, quarterly or monthly subscription terms.
If you want to move to the latest 2016 software, or need additional licenses – and prefer to own your licenses – you’ll want to act prior to January 28, 2016, while they’re still available. Add Maintenance Subscription to your perpetual licenses to ensure you have continued access to subscription benefits, including software updates, technical support, and flexible licensing rights.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options, please email us or call our office (281) 445-6161.
Convert your current stand-alone license to a network license before January 28, 2016.
After January 28, 2016, the option to add one-time network activation fees, which is required to change a stand-alone deployment to a network, will no longer be available. The option to purchase additional network licenses will also be discontinued. After this date, you will have the option to purchase term-based network licenses (via a “network subscription”) to add to your existing pool of network licenses.
If you have products with network licenses on Maintenance Subscription as of January 31, 2016, you will continue to own your perpetual license and retain the Maintenance Subscription benefits associated with those products. You will also be able to renew your Maintenance Subscription when the time comes.
A Network License offers more flexibility, security, and better business solutions on your software investment.
Make your move before the ability to purchase network activation for Autodesk products end soon.
Last Chance to Late Renew Before Option Goes Away
Beginning February 1, 2016, all subscriptions, including Maintenance Subscription, MUST be renewed ON TIME. After this date, customers will no longer be able to “late renew” their subscription. Customers that do not renew on time will lose their subscription benefits and will need to purchase a Desktop Subscription contract or cross-grade to a Design & Creation Suite with Maintenance Subscription to stay current.
If your Autodesk Subscription is expired and you are within your 364 days to late renew, it’s not too late. Autodesk will waive late fees for customers who renew their expired Maintenance Subscription contracts before January 19, 2016.
Act now to keep access to updates, cloud, and software services without a penalty.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not know when your Maintenance Subscription expires.