Important Messages About Autodesk Licensing

Updated from February 2016

Salesoft CAD Solutions would like to emphasize Four Important Messages for our clients:-  Please contact a Salesoft Team Member if you need more information.

Last Chance to Buy Perpetual Licenses of Design Suite Products
ballon New perpetual licenses of Design Suites products will only be available until July 31, 2016 - including Building Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite, etc. 

You can continue to use your existing perpetual licenses, and, with an active maintenance plan, you can access the most current software versions as well as many other benefits for as long as you would like.

Don't wait - Plan ahead and purchase additional perpetual licenses while they are still available.

Talk to the Salesoft Team if you have any questions.

Individual Products Moving to Subscription Options Only

As previously announced, the end of sales of perpetual licenses for most individual products - including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Revit LT, 3ds Max, etc. are effective today.

Most of the individual products will continue to be available for purchases as subscription options only.

Learn more about flexible subscription options for individuals, teams, and enterprises, or talk to the Salesoft Team if you have any questions.


No More Late Subscription Renewals

As of 1st February 2016 there will NO longer be any Grace Period for Maintenance Plan Renewals, they will be in line with Subscription (rental) Contracts which currently have NO GRACE PERIOD.

This means that you must renew your Contract before it expires; it will NOT be renewable after the Expiry Date.

If you have a Contract that is expiring over a weekend/long weekend or public holiday, you will need to have it renewed beforehand as it will not be able to be renewed after it has expired.

The best path for you is to ensure you simply renew ON TIME. 

Subscription Terminology Changes
On February 1, 2016, Autodesk introduced new terminology to help drive clarity and simplicity in subscription offerings.

Essentially, Autodesk is doing away with subscription branding in order to make it easier for you to choose and purchase the best Autodesk products and services to fit your business needs.

The tables below outline the new subscription terminology for:

Subscription-based offerings

Formerly known as:

Now referred to as:
Desktop Subscription or Cloud Service Subscription


with single-user access
Network Subscription with multi-user access

Offerings added to a Perpetual License

Formerly known as:

Now referred to as:

Maintenance Subscription

Maintenance plan


  • The terminology changes will NOT affect your Autodesk products, the way you access your software or your ability to renew your current subscriptions or maintenance plans.
  • Customer who subscribe or have a maintenance plan attached to a perpetual license, you will still have access to the latest software releases, licensing rights, cloud storage, technical support, and more.
  • Customer who purchased perpetual licenses with maintenance plans, can continue to renew their maintenance plan for as long as you like.
Contact us today to see how we can assist you to understand the transition and provide options.


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