Autodesk have heard from customers that managing two different business models is and complex and that they would like the option of a single licensing environment. Autodesk now have a compelling offer for our maintenance plan customers to switch to subscription – at a discounted rate!
By switching to subscription, customers will have:
February 20, 2017: Multi-year maintenance plans will no longer be offered
Autodesk will no longer offer multi-year maintenance plans. Customers who choose to remain on maintenance will be able to renew for one year at a time. While quotes made before February 20 will be honored until March 31.
IMPORTANT: Customers who choose to renew a multi-year maintenance contract before March 31 will not be eligible to switch to a subscription until their contract is up for renewal.
May 7, 2017: Maintenance plan renewal prices will increase every year
On May 7, 2017, maintenance renewal prices increased by approx 5%, and will increase by 10% in 2018, and 20% in 2019. To mitigate these increases and enjoy the benefits of subscribing sooner, customers should consider moving to a subscription at the time of renewal.
June 2017: Switching from maintenance to subscription
Customers are able to switch their products on a maintenance plan to a subscription at time of renewal and enjoy a significant discount off a new subscription. The price to switch will increase 5% annually, so the earlier you switch to a subscription, the less it will cost—giving you greater savings compared to customers who wait to move, or choose to stay on maintenance. You’ll also be able to lock in this special pricing (ex. any exchange rate fluctuations) for up to three years and continue to receive discounted pricing for as long as you renew.
– When your Maintenance Plan is up for renewal – consider switching immediately to a subscription.
– The best and most cost effective time to switch is this year and enjoy a significant discount off a new subscription.
– Transform and simplify your license management by converting to a single subscription licensing model.
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Student and Educational licensing is available to help students build valuable workplace skills and to prepare them for rewarding careers in architecture, engineering, and the digital arts.
Students and faculty can download free* Autodesk software for personal educational purposes. Student licenses incorporate all the software functionality of our professional licenses, but include a print banner or watermark on output indicating the design was created using a student license version. Autodesk student licenses are available as Stand-Alone only and may not be used in the classroom or lab for instructional purposes, or for commercial or for-profit purposes.
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Educational institutions, students and faculty can receive affordable pricing on a variety of Educational licensing options. Autodesk® Education Suites can be purchased as Stand-Alone, Multi-seat Stand-Alone or Network licenses and give academic institutions access to comprehensive software products and tools. Educational licenses cannot be used for commercial, professional or for-profit purposes.
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Multi-user access is a good choice for companies with multiple teams that need access to the same software deployed through network licenses.
Network licenses aren’t assigned to individual users and can be shared. A subscription with multi-user access supports the use of Autodesk products up to a maximum number of users, or seats, connected to a server network.
The products can be installed on as many computers as you want. However, you can use the software simultaneously only on the number of purchased seats. For example, if you have 6 subscriptions seats and 8 users, all users have access, but only 6 can use the product at any one time. Because you can install the products on more systems than the number of subscription seats purchased, you get true floating licenses across your entire organisation. There is no internet connection required for Multi-user licenses to operate.
Single-user access is a good choice for organisations that need one or more stand-alone licenses.
These licenses are assigned to individual users and can’t be shared. Customers must connect to the internet every 30 days to validate their Autodesk ID.
These subscriptions cost less than subscriptions with multi-user access. You can sign in to your Autodesk Account from anywhere, and download and install the software assigned to you from any device. So, for example, you can use your Autodesk product on your work computer and also on your personal computer at home.