Autodesk Subscription: Top 3 myths, busted

Autodesk Subscription: Top 3 myths, busted

This article addresses three of the most common misconceptions about Autodesk Subscription. 

In January 2016, Autodesk discontinued selling new perpetual licenses for most of its standalone products. Instead, clients must now purchase an Autodesk Subscription for their favorite software, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, 3ds Max, Revit and more.

While subscription-based licensing has become standard practice for most major software companies (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office 365), it is nonetheless still a major change for Autodesk customers. And like any big change, there have been a lot of rumors swelling. But, the reality is that Autodesk’s subscription model is not as scary as it seems.

I recently sat down with Don Goddard, our resident Autodesk specialist here at Softchoice, to get some answers to three of the most common concerns with Autodesk Subscription. [Read more…]

New Pricing Options Make AutoCAD 2016 More Affordable

New Pricing Options Make AutoCAD 2016 More Affordable

Today, leasing vehicles is a fairly common practice for businesses. Beyond getting a shiny new car or truck every few years, it also means they avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars upfront, containing costs to a manageable monthly fee.

The same thing is happening with software. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) allows companies to apply a similar model buying software – no more hefty upfront costs for the application, or support contracts. Autodesk has been offering this alternative for about a year and has just expanded its range of benefits, including a multi-year desktop subscription option.

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