Autodesk’s Subscription Transition Program – What you need to know

If you haven’t already heard, there is a big change happening in the world of Autodesk software. Beginning in June 2017, Autodesk began offering a cost-effective way for customers to switch their current maintenance licenses to a subscription model plan. The program was designed to help customers realize the value of their subscription, without increasing the cost, and the perks that come with the switch are worth taking notice.

What are the benefits to switching to subscription?

Transitioning to the subscription program will not only save money over time, but customers gain access to Autodesk’s ongoing stream of innovation, updates to core products, and cloud services for desktop products. Access to new Industry Collections – available only through subscription.

How much will it cost to switch to subscription?

What you need to know in three lines or less?

Customers can continue to renew their current perpetual licenses, but all new licenses sold will be subscriptions. This program allows users an easy way to switch all your licenses to subscription to avoid maintaining a hybrid portfolio. Autodesk’s program provides discounts to transition to subscription, which you can lock in for up to 3 years. So you’ll receive the maximum cost-savings by switching today, as the discount reduces each of the next two years.

Read the most commonly asked questions about Autodesk’s new Subscription Transition program here.

For specific questions and additional information, please contact your CADD Microsystems account representative, or email us at,

Kelli is the Marketing Manager at CADD Microsystems. She graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a Master’s degree in Journalism. She has several years of experience as a marketing and public relations manager, and is a member of the CADD Microsystems team in Richmond, Va.

Receive 30% Off Autodesk Collections when you trade in legacy licenses!

For a limited time, you can save up to 30% when you trade in your qualifying non-current perpetual licenses for a 1- or 3-year subscription to the Autodesk Industry Collections. Subscribing to an industry collection is a great way to access the most essential Autodesk® software and services in one package. Combine this with Autodesk’s subscription transition program, and we can simplify your license management at the same time!

The discount applies to both single and multi-user subscriptions, and the new subscription does not have to match the trade-in perpetual license. Offer valid through October 20, 2017.

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