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Perpetual License Changes

The changes we're making

For Autodesk products worldwide, we are phasing out perpetual licenses of our software. Our current subscription offerings will continue to evolve with options that allow you to access multiple products and to share licenses as you do today with perpetual licensing.

For individual desktop software products, perpetual licenses will be sold through January 31, 2016.

View a list of the products affected

January 31, 2016 is the final day to purchase a perpetual license of:

Individual Products:

Autodesk® 3ds Max®
Autodesk® 3ds Max® with Softimage®
Autodesk® AutoCAD®
Autodesk® AutoCAD® for Mac®
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite *
Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® *
Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® for Mac® *
Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® Civil Suite
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical
Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP
Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite *
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Utility Design
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
Autodesk® CAiCE
Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep™
Autodesk® Fabrication CAMduct™
Autodesk® Fabrication ESTmep™
HSMWorks Premium
HSMWorks Professional
Autodesk® Inventor HSM™
Autodesk® Inventor HSM™ Pro
Autodesk® Inventor®
Autodesk® Inventor LT™ *
Autodesk® Inventor® Professional
Autodesk® Maya®
Autodesk® Maya® with Softimage®
Autodesk® Maya LT™
Autodesk® Motion Builder®
Autodesk® Mudbox®
Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate
Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage
Autodesk® Point Layout
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
Autodesk® Revit LT™ *
Autodesk® Revit MEP
Autodesk® Revit® Structure
Autodesk® Showcase®
Autodesk® Sketchbook Pro for Enterprise
Autodesk® Structural Bridge Design
Autodesk® Vehicle Tracking

Autodesk Design & Creation Suites:

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Design Suite

Perpetual licenses of the Design & Creation Suite and additional individual products, will be sold through July 31, 2016.

View a list of the products affected

July 31, 2016 is the final date to purchase a perpetual license of:

Autodesk Design & Creation Suites:

Autodesk® 3ds Max® Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
Autodesk® Plant Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Plant Design Suite Standard
Autodesk® Plant Design Suite Ultimate
Autodesk® Product Design Suite Premium
Autodesk® Product Design Suite Ultimate

Individual products:

Autodesk® Alias® AutoStudio
Autodesk® Alias® Concept
Autodesk® Alias® Design
Autodesk® Alias® SpeedForm
Autodesk® Alias® Surface
Advanced Steel
AutoCAD with Advanced Steel
Helius Composite (Final date to purchase is September 6, 2016)
Helius PFA
Moldflow Adviser Standard/Premium/Ultimate
Moldflow Insight Standard/Premium/Ultimate
Moldflow Synergy
Nastran in-CAD
Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Vault Office
Vault Workgroup
Vault Professional
VRED Design
VRED Presenter (Final date to purchase is January 31, 2017)
VRED Professional
VRED Render Node
VRED Server
Autodesk® CFD
Autodesk® CFD Advanced
Autodesk® CFD Design Study Environment
Autodesk® CFD Motion
Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server
Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server 5 Activations
Autodesk® Moldflow Design
Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical
Autodesk® Studio Wall
Autodesk® TruComp
Autodesk® TruComposites
Autodesk® TruContour
Autodesk® TruMulti-Tool
Autodesk® TruLaser

Country-specific exceptions

After January 31, 2016, perpetual licenses for Autodesk Design & Creation Suites will no longer be available for sale in Brazil. Learn about changes taking place in Brazil

Why we're making these changes

The way we design and build is changing rapidly, which also changes the tools we use and the ways companies and individuals buy and access software. By subscribing, you receive a simplified customer experience, lower upfront cost, and the ability to pay for Autodesk products and cloud services for the amount of time that is right for you: monthly, quarterly, annual, and multi-year term lengths (availability may vary depending on region or access type).

Your subscription makes it easier to access your software and stay up-to-date. You will be able to subscribe to an individual product or a portfolio of products that can be used by a single-user or shared by multiple users. Providing subscription offerings with flexible packaging and licensing options protects the value of your existing investment in our technologies and delivers a seamless path forward as we discontinue the sales of perpetual licenses.

Our commitment to you

Throughout this period, Autodesk and our partners will work with you to make this transition from perpetual licenses to subscription-based offerings as smooth as possible, and to deal with exceptional situations accordingly. We will provide as much advance notice as we can, so that you can anticipate and plan for these changes. 

Questions about subscription options?

You'll find more detailed information in our Frequently Asked Questions page. We will update this site and our FAQ with as much advance understanding as we can provide during this transition.

In addition to our FAQ, please visit our Perpetual License Changes Forum to see if your question has been asked and answered, or to submit a question.

We've also created a buyer's guide that defines our subscription options (PDF).