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Find the right fit with pay-as-you-go software

Autodesk Subscription (formerly known as  Desktop Subscription) gives you access to Autodesk software—the same full version you get with a perpetual license—but with a flexible, pay-as-you-go approach for a software budget that’s easier to manage.



What is Autodesk Subscription

Autodesk Subscription was formerly known as “Desktop Subscription”. Subscription is a purchasing option that allows you to license Autodesk desktop software on a term basis to meet a variety of business needs and budget considerations, such as project-based work, or hiring temporary staff. Customers who purchase Desktop Subscription receive benefits such as access to the latest software and product enhancements, Basic Support, and in some cases, access to select cloud services.

Important Notes :
Autodesk is phasing out perpetual license and will only offer subscription option for new license. More information about the change can be found at http://www.autodesk.com/products/perpetual-licenses


Few reasons why Desktop Subscription


   Pay-as-you-go access

Whether your projects are temporary or ongoing, you can keep software costs manageable and predictable. Pay only for the access you need, without an up-front investment or long-term commitment.

  Up-to-date software

Stay competitive with the latest Autodesk technology. Get the most up-to-date software releases with the level of technical support you need. Stay current with newsletters and communications for subscribers

    Scalable licensing

Companies grow. Projects expand. Employees don’t stay in one place. Be prepared for whatever changes come your way with licensing that scales to meet your organization’s needs.

    Additional cloud and software services

Work smarter without tying up your desktop. Get access to additional services in the cloud, such as faster rendering and visualization capabilities, collaboration tools, and secure storage.*


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What are the key features/benefits of Desktop Subscription licenses?

Subscription grants license holders the right to use desktop software for a specified period of time with the option to renew their contract for additional payments.

Customers who purchase a Desktop Subscription receive benefits such as access to the latest software and product enhancements, Basic Support, licensing rights such as Previous Version, Global Use, and Home Use Rights, and depending on the suite or product, access to select cloud services. The following table provides a summary of the key features and benefits.

Feature / Benefit Desktop Subscription
Key benefits Access to the latest Autodesk software, updates and previous versions
Expanded access and installation rights Access to select cloud servicesTechnical support & exclusive subscriber communications
Term lengths Quarterly, annual, and multiyear terms available
License model Named User term-based licenses, where a named user is an individual and may not be shared with any other individual.
Home Use Rights The Administrator or Named User can install software on multiple computers to be accessed by a Named User.
Previous Version Rights Desktop Subscription Eligible Previous Versions.
Cloud Services Access to select cloud services based on offering purchased.
Cloud Storage 25GB with an active SubscriptionStorage is reduced to 5GB upon expiration. You have 30 days after contract expiration to download data.
Cloud Credits Purchasable in 100 packs for use at the contract level.
Access to new software releases and enhancements Yes, subscribers receive notifications and have the option to download new releases and/or product enhancements.
Support Basic Support included for most products and suites. Advanced Support and Enterprise Priority Support are available based on product level and/or company size.

What are the support benefits of Subscription?

Subscription includes access to Basic Support, or Advanced Support depending on the product or suite edition. Autodesk technical support ensures you have a quick and effective way to troubleshoot problems as they occur. Desktop Subscription customers also have access to exclusive newsletters and communications and e-learning to help you take full advantage of your Desktop Subscription benefits.

If you are not sure which is right for you or would like to know more about the many benefits of working with Autodesk Desktop Subscription, contact us today. We can provide a solution that fit to your company needs.

You may also find more information from Autodesk Desktop Subscription Website