Autodesk Subscription

Understanding Subscription
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What is Autodesk Subscription?

Subscription is the new way to purchase Autodesk software on a term basis to meet a variety of business needs and budget considerations, such as project-based work, or hiring temporary staff. The benefits of subscription include access to the latest software and product enhancements, Basic Support, and in some cases, access to select cloud services.

Does Subscription software sit in the cloud or on my computer?

Subscription software is installed on your computer in the same manner as traditional perpetual-license, software products; it does not run in the cloud. Many Subscription offerings include access to cloud services that are not installed on your desktop; for example, rendering. Cloud services do run in the cloud and require an Internet connection.

What are the key features and benefits of Subscription licenses?

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

Where do files created using Subscription software reside?

Files and projects created with Subscription software are saved locally. Although an actively licensed Autodesk software product is required to open and edit files, you retain all your local data.

Is there any difference between the files created with Subscription software and perpetual-license software?

Files and projects created with Subscription software are saved locally. Although an actively licensed Autodesk software product is required to open and edit files, you retain all your local data.

What are the cost benefits of Autodesk Subscription?

You maintain more flexibility to control costs without a large up-front investment. In some cases, you may be able to bill the cost of Subscription back to your projects, making it easier to treat software costs as an operating expense rather than a capital expense.

 

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