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Perpetual License Changes

The changes we've made

For Autodesk products worldwide, we have phased out perpetual licenses of our software. Our current subscription offerings allow you to access multiple products and to share licenses just as you could with perpetual licensing.

Perpetual licenses for the following products are no longer for sale:

Autodesk® Design & Creation Suites:

3ds Max® Entertainment Creation Suite
AutoCAD® Design Suite
Building Design Suite
Entertainment Creation Suite
Factory Design Suite
Infrastructure Design Suite
Maya Entertainment Creation Suite
Plant Design Suite
Product Design Suite

Individual Autodesk® Products

3ds Max®
3ds Max® with Softimage®
Advance Steel
Alias® AutoStudio
Alias® Concept
Alias® Design
Alias® SpeedForm
Alias® Surface
AutoCAD LT® Civil Suite
AutoCAD LT® for Mac®
AutoCAD® Architecture
AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
AutoCAD® Electrical
AutoCAD® for Mac®
AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite
AutoCAD® Map 3D
AutoCAD® Mechanical
AutoCAD® Plant 3D
AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite
AutoCAD® Utility Design
AutoCAD® with Advance Steel
CFD Advanced
CFD Design Study Environment
CFD Motion
Fabrication CADmep™
Fabrication CAMduct™
Fabrication ESTmep™
Helius Composite (Final date to purchase is October 23, 2016)
Helius PFA
HSMWorks Premium
HSMWorks Professional
Infrastructure Map Server
Inventor HSM™ Pro
Inventor HSM™
Inventor LT™
Inventor® Professional
Maya LT™
Maya® with Softimage®
Moldflow® Adviser
Moldflow® Design
Moldflow® Insight
Moldflow® Synergy
Motion Builder®
Nastran® In‐CAD
Navisworks® Manage
Navisworks® Simulate
Point Layout
Revit® Architecture
Revit® LT™
Revit® MEP
Revit® Structure
Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional
Simulation Mechanical
Sketchbook Pro for Enterprise
Structural Bridge Design
Studio Wall
TruNEST Composites
TruNEST Contour
TruNEST Multi-Tool
Vault Office
Vault Professional
Vault Workgroup
Vehicle Tracking
VRED™ Design,
VRED™ Presenter (Final date to purchase is January 31, 2017)
VRED™ Professional,
VRED™ Render Node
VRED™ Server

Why we made 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, enjoy lower upfront cost, and have 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 collection 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.

Questions about subscription options?

You'll find more detailed information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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.