If you currently have a Maintenance Subscription you will be able to continue to use these licenses. If you would like to purchase term-based network licenses or add on licenses to a pool of existing network perpetual licenses you can do so with a “network subscription”.
By the end of January 2016 it will not be a requirement to be an existing NLM customer on maintenance subscription to be eligible to purchase Network subscription once it comes available to customers.
If you are unaware of the license changes that are coming you will want to read the attached PDF which includes numerous frequently asked questions by customers. The most commonly asked questions are:
What licensing changes are coming?
Autodesk is transitioning new software purchases to subscription options only. In this phase of the transition, new seats of individual desktop software products (stand-alone and networked), will generally be available only as a benefit of Subscription after January 31st, 2016. Perpetual commercial licenses of Design & Creation suites will continue to be available after January 31, 2016.
What happens to my existing network licenses on Maintenance Subscription?
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.
What if I need additional network licenses after January 31, 2016?
You will have the option to purchase term-based network licenses (via a “network subscription”) to add to your existing pool of network licenses.
What benefits do I get when I purchase a “network subscription”?
You’ll enjoy the same subscription benefits as you do for you perpetual network licenses on Maintenance Subscription, including:
• Access to the latest software
• Home Use Rights
• Previous Version Rights
• Global Use Rights (for up to 90 days per year)
• Access to the same cloud services as your perpetual network licenses on Maintenance
For further information about the future of network licenses please read this FAQ PDF: