Autodesk Perpetual License Changes

On January 31st 2016, Autodesk will stop selling new perpetual licenses of individual products. As part of this same transition to subscription-based offerings, after July 31st 2016, Autodesk will no longer sell new perpetual licenses (both standalone and network licenses) of Autodesk Design & Creation Suites.

When these changes take effect, Autodesk will provide a new simplified subscription service.

Why are Autodesk making these changes?

These changes are being put in place so that Autodesk can offer a simplified subscription service that allows customers to have flexible subscriptions. These will include:

Software Maintenance Subscription is the most convenient and cost-effective way to have access to the latest tools, technical support, cloud services and flexible licensing.

Get the most of your Autodesk Subscription and prevent work coming to a standstill with enhanced technical support.

Desktop Subscription is the same full version as you get with a perpetual license, but with a more flexible and pay-as-you-go solution.

Having a Desktop Subscription gives you access to the latest updates, helping you to stay current and well equipped in such a competitive industry.

Autodesk Desktop Subscription enables you to pay for software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. We would advise customers to purchase an annual license as this is the most cost-effective solution and is ideal if you are working on long-term projects.

Whether you’re working from home or out on the field, as long as you have internet connection you can now access your tools away from your main office desktop. Use the computing power of the Autodesk cloud to free up desktop space, share work, create, edit, save and more.

What will happen to my perpetual licenses?

Pepertual licenses will still be yours. You are entitled to use your existing software licenses indefinitely, including any new perpetual licenses purchased before January 31st (for individual products) and July 31st (for suites). Furthermore, for perpetual licenses with active Maintenance, you will continue to receive updates to your existing software version, as well as other benefits as long as you continue to renew your Maintenance Subscription on time.

Which individual products and suites are impacted?

For individual desktop software products, perpetual licenses will be sold until January 31st 2016. List of products affected will include:

Individual Products:
Autodesk® 3ds Max®
Autodesk® 3ds Max® with Softimage®
Autodesk® AutoCAD®
Autodesk® AutoCAD® for Mac®
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite *
Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® *
Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® for Mac® *
Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® Civil Suite
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical
Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP
Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite *
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Utility Design
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
Autodesk® CAiCE
Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep™
Autodesk® Fabrication CAMduct™
Autodesk® Fabrication ESTmep™
HSMWorks Premium
HSMWorks Professional
Autodesk® Inventor HSM™
Autodesk® Inventor HSM™ Pro
Autodesk® Inventor®
Autodesk® Inventor LT™ *
Autodesk® Inventor® Professional
Autodesk® Maya®
Autodesk® Maya® with Softimage®
Autodesk® Maya LT™
Autodesk® Motion Builder®
Autodesk® Mudbox®
Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate
Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage
Autodesk® Point Layout
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
Autodesk® Revit LT™ *
Autodesk® Revit MEP
Autodesk® Revit® Structure
Autodesk® Showcase®
Autodesk® Sketchbook Pro for Enterprise
Autodesk® Structural Bridge Design
Autodesk® Vehicle Tracking

For design and creation suite products, perpetual licenses will be sold until July 31st 2016.  List of products affected will include:

Autodesk Design & Creation Suites:
Autodesk® 3ds Max® Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
Autodesk® Plant Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Plant Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Plant Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Product Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Product Design Suite Ultimate
Individual products:
Autodesk® Alias® AutoStudio
Autodesk® Alias® Concept
Autodesk® Alias® Design
Autodesk® Alias® SpeedForm
Autodesk® Alias® Surface
Moldflow Adviser Standard/Premium/Ultimate
Moldflow Insight Standard/Premium/Ultimate
Moldflow Synergy
Nastran in-CAD
Vault Office
Vault Workgroup
Vault Professional
VRED Design
VRED Presenter
VRED Professional
VRED Render Node
VRED Server
Autodesk® CFD
Autodesk® CFD Design Study Environment
Autodesk® CFD Motion
Autodesk® CFD Advanced
Autodesk® Studio Wall