From March 21st, 2017, Autodesk will no longer sell new or additional subscriptions of Showcase. From February 1st, 2018, Autodesk will no longer allow renewals of subscription or maintenance plans for Showcase or deliver any new releases and updates.
Autodesk Showcase is a 3D visualisation solution used to evaluate aesthetic and design alternatives. It is currently available as an individual offering and in the AutoCAD Design Suite, Building Design Suite, Product Design Suite, Plant Design Suite and Factory Design Suite.
Showcase will remain part of previous Design Suites compositions, but will be removed from the 2018 Design Suites. Showcase is not part of the Industry Collections.
Autodesk have announced that this change will allow them to focus on developing more resources on modern, cloud-based visualisation workflows to add to their software portfolio.
There are a wide range of alternatives within the Autodesk software portfolio instead of Showcase. These include:
Showcase and Design customers will receive an email between March and April about the upcoming discontinuation of the product. If you have any concerns and want help deciding on what software to go forward with please call us on 01403 784139 or fill in a contact form.