[ #Autodesk ] Autodesk, Inc. has announced that new commercial seats of most standalone desktop software products will be available only b...
"How the world is designed and made is changing, and how software is delivered is changing as well. The companies that embrace these changes will lead their industries toward a more nimble, connected and richer future,” said Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk senior vice president of Industry Strategy & Marketing. "Our customers have long asked for greater flexibility and more value from their software investments. The shift to subscription allows Autodesk to deliver both, as well as an improved user experience and easier access to a broader portfolio of technology.”
Autodesk reports that it will discontinue the sale of new perpetual licenses generally in all countries for most standalone desktop software products. That includes but is not limited to the following products:
-AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
-AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac
-Inventor, Inventor Professional, and Inventor LT
-Maya and Maya LT
-Navisworks Simulate and Navisworks Manage
-Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, and Revit LT
Autodesk customers who have purchased perpetual licenses prior to February 1, 2016 will be able to continue to use those licenses, and customers on Maintenance Subscription will continue to receive corresponding benefits for as long as their subscription remains active. Autodesk will also continue to offer Cloud Services Subscriptions.
“With today’s announcement, we are giving our customers a full year to plan for these changes, and will continue to be transparent about our plans,” continued Anagnost. “Autodesk will be working closely with our customers and partners to ease the impact of these changes, and we are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible.”
For full details on today’s announcement and subscription options, please visit http://www.autodesk.com/perpetuallicenses
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