Are you aware of the upcoming Autodesk Licensing Changes?

Autodesk licensing

In 2016, there will be many changes to Autodesk software licensing and subscriptions. What do you need to know to avoid missing out?

Across the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries, Autodesk software is making real improvements to the way professionals operate. As a result, Autodesk is always looking to enhance its own services as well, starting with a number of licensing changes beginning at the end of January.

As a responsible vendor, we at Redstack believe it is important that our customers are aware of these policy and licensing changes. That way, they can ensure they can remain at the top of their game with Autodesk software.

Here is a summary of the four main amendments for this year.

End of perpetual licenses for individual Autodesk Products
If you operate any of the individual Autodesk Products, you need to be aware that perpetual licenses will not be available after January 31 2016. Instead, you will need to purchase a pay-as-you-go license or desktop subscription.

End of perpetual licenses for Autodesk Design and Creation Suites
In a similar fashion, perpetual licenses will also end for Autodesk Design and Creation Suites in 2016. However, it is also important to note the July 31 date from which you'll need to switch to a desktop subscription.

Changes to network licenses
At Redstack, we believe it is critical that customers understand licensing changes. This is especially important with one of the major changes this year. Perpetual licenses are set to cease, which means there will be limitations in place surrounding what you're able to do with regards to network licensing these products.

We at Redstack believe the best option is to arrange network licenses now while these perpetual licenses are still available.

Late renewal adjustments
As noted above, perpetual licenses are set to cease. At the beginning of February, you won't be able to renew these licenses once your due date has passed. While in the past you could pay a late fee to renew your licenses, this option will cease. Once the license has run out, you will lose all subscription benefits.

In effect, the only way to return to a current version of the software will be to purchase a desktop subscription license. This also means it's now important to pay on time so as not to lose the benefits of your perpetual license.
Of course, as a Redstack client we'll keep in contact with you to ensure you know exactly when the change is occurring and are ready to renew your licenses.

Live webinar with Autodesk: Get your licensing questions answered

Tuesday, Jan 19
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)

Join Clare Wharrier from Autodesk for an interactive presentation on upcoming Autodesk licensing changes and Autodesk’s business transformation to desktop subscription software. Some of the coming changes include: 

  • End of perpetual licenses for individual Autodesk Products - 31 January 2016 
  • End of perpetual licenses for Autodesk Design and Creation Suites - 31 July 2016 
  • Network license changes 
  • Late subscription renewals will no longer be accepted – 31 January 2016 

Clare will provide further details on these changes and provide the opportunity to ask questions regarding Autodesk’s business transformation. 

For more information around Autodesk software changes and the associated licenses, feel free to contact us today.


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