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New release AutoCAD now includes Specialised Toolsets
Autodesk are referring to the upcoming AutoCAD release as the “subscriber release” because there is so much value for the subscribers. New AutoCAD 2019 subscription includes access to most AutoCAD vertical product functionality and libraries as specialised toolsets and the ability to take your work with you using the new AutoCAD web app and the AutoCAD mobile app. Customers will no longer have to access AutoCAD vertical functionality through separate offerings– by subscribing to AutoCAD, you will now have access to the capabilities of multiple AutoCAD vertical toolsets in one AutoCAD.
What you get when you subscribe to AutoCAD 2019:
AutoCAD Web & Mobile Apps
AutoCAD Web App
With the AutoCAD web app there’s nothing to download — just type in web.autocad.com and login to start working.
AutoCAD Mobile App
With the AutoCAD mobile app, you can take your work to the field and even offline.
The specialised toolsets are included:
What is a specialised toolset? Previously, customers had to choose which AutoCAD‐based vertical product was right for them. As of March 22, 2018, AutoCAD vertical toolsets are now included with the new AutoCAD 2019 subscription and referred to as specialised toolsets.
New DWG compare tools enable identification of graphical differences between 2 versions of any drawings.
The shared views feature makes it easier to share designs with stakeholders.
How to install specialised toolsets?
To take advantage of the industry-specific features and functionality include in the toolsets, you must download each of the toolsets individually.
You can do this in two ways — the Autodesk Account, and Autodesk desktop app. The Autodesk Account portal is ideal for administrators who need to download complete software packages to create deployments. Alternately, the Autodesk desktop app is the ideal way to access products, toolsets and updates right on your desktop.
- Autodesk Account
Go to accounts.autodesk.com to sign in. From there you will be able to pick and choose to download AutoCAD or any of the specialised toolsets. For more information about getting started with Autodesk Account, please see the Get Started guide within the Autodesk Knowledge network.
- Autodesk desktop app
You can also install the specialised toolsets from the Autodesk desktop app. When a toolset becomes available, the app displays a notification on the system tray. Open the app and click My Products and Tools to see all of the toolsets included with your subscription that are available to install, then click any of the toolsets to install them individually.
Frequently Asked Questions
- As a subscriber to AutoCAD 2019, can I decide which specialised toolset I want to download?
Yes, you can download as many or as few toolsets as you need for use by one user at a time.
- Can all assigned users access any of the new AutoCAD 2019 including specialised toolsets?
Yes, however, seats cannot be shared (e.g. one user cannot use the Architecture toolset while another uses the Mechanical toolset with only one seat).
- How do AutoCAD for Mac subscribers access the specialised toolsets?
AutoCAD specialised toolsets only work on Windows and are not available for Mac users, unless they use a virtual machine running Windows such as Parallels or Bootcamp. Subscribers to AutoCAD 2019 will continue to be able to use your serial number and product key to activate AutoCAD for Mac.
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- How can I move to the new AutoCAD including specialised toolsets?
You have the option to either move to the new AutoCAD 2019 or continue to renew your current individual AutoCAD or AutoCAD vertical subscription. If you are an active subscriber and wish to move to the new AutoCAD 2019, you will need to contact CADPRO Systems to determine whether you are eligible to switch and when during your subscription term, or if you need to wait until the end of your subscription term to purchase a new subscription of AutoCAD 2019.
- If I am an existing subscriber eligible to switch, what is the cost to move from AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical subscription to AutoCAD 2019 including specialised toolsets?
You can switch your eligible AutoCAD or AutoCAD vertical subscription to AutoCAD 2019 at no cost for the remainder of the subscription term. Please check with your account manager at CADPRO Systems to determine your eligibility and any exceptions to switching at no cost.
- If I am an active, existing AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical subscriber can I continue to renew my existing individual AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical subscription (i.e. AutoCAD Mechanical) and not move to AutoCAD 2019 including specialised toolsets?
Yes, as an existing active AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical customer, you can choose to continue renewing your existing AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical subscription.
- Can I access AutoCAD 2019 including specialized toolsets if I’m on an active maintenance plan?
No, as an existing active AutoCAD and AutoCAD vertical maintenance plan customer, you can only get access to the new AutoCAD 2019 including specialized toolsets by moving to subscription.
- I own an AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical perpetual license with an active maintenance plan. How do I move to subscription to take advantage of the new AutoCAD including specialized toolsets?
As of March 22, 2018, existing AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD vertical maintenance plan customers eligible for renewal can move to subscription and take advantage of the new AutoCAD including specialized toolsets. You will need to contact CADPRO Systems to determine whether you are eligible to move to subscription and to AutoCAD including specialized toolsets. For more information about maintenance to subscription campaign, click here.
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