Autodesk Sets Date for Subscription-Only Switch
After keeping users anxiously awaiting the launch of its subscription-only service, Autodesk has finally set
a date to complete the transition — July 31, 2016. According to a press release made public this week,
Autodesk will discontinue its perpetual license model for new customers, who will instead be able to purchase
software or bundles on a monthly or annual basis. The timeline for this transition is as follows:
Customers can still purchase new perpetual licenses with Maintenance Subscription in either stand-alone
or network version, either individual hero products or full suites. Customers can purchase new term rental
licenses with Desktop Subscription in stand-alone versions only.
January 31, 2016 - Last day to purchase new perpetual licenses of "Hero" Products
(AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, etc... and the vanilla AutoCAD Design Suite)
February 1, 2016 - Network versions become available for term rental purchase through
Autodesk's Desktop Subscription program.
July 31, 2016 - Last day to purchase new perpetual licenses of industry Design Suites
(Infrastructure Design Suites, Building Design Suites, etc...)
In the future, new customers and customers who need additional seats of software, will purchase through
Autodesk's term rental model, referred to as Desktop Subscription.
Note: Existing customers will continue to purchase Maintenance Subscription at a substantially
discounted annual cost in recognition of their prior investment in perpetual licenses. This timeline
does not apply to existing customer maintaining their existing seats of software. It only applies to
customers who wish to purchase new seats.
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