Moving to One Model

Autodesk's move to subscription business model

Autodesk is making it easier for customers to move from maintenance (your current yearly fee on your perpetual licenses) to subscription (their current term-based model). At time of renewal, you can choose to move to subscription for the same cost as your maintenance plan renewal – or switch to an industry collection at a special price.

Subscribing provides the best way for you to get value from the Autodesk tools and technologies. Autodesk will continue to work on providing great value with the following benefits:

  • Latest and greatest product capabilities – Get access to Autodesk’s ongoing stream of innovation, updates to core products, cloud services for desktop products, and additional capabilities as soon as they are available, at no additional cost.
  • Access to new industry collections – Available only through subscription, you’ll realize significant savings when you need two or more Autodesk software products.
  • New and improved support – Enjoy faster response times and the option to receive help by scheduling a call with Autodesk technical support specialists.
  • Simplified administration – Access tools that streamline deployment and software management when you standardize all of your Autodesk products on subscription.

What are my options when my current maintenance plan comes up for renewal?

When your maintenance plan comes up for renewal, you will have 3 options:

  • Maintain status quo. Renew your maintenance plan for one year. Maintenance plan renewal pricing will increase annually over the next two years.
  • Switch your individual product on maintenance to the current version of that product on subscription. The earlier you switch to subscription, the less it will cost.
  • Get more by switching your individual product or suite on maintenance to an industry collection subscription.

Do you use more than one Autodesk product? Think about subscribing to an industry collection

The true value of the collections is through their added capabilities. If you are moving from a Suite to an Industry Collection, there are significant added benefits with access to products like:

  • Navisworks Manage – The full capabilities of Manage can be leveraged through the Suite – clash detection, scheduling, simulation and more.
  • Infraworks – See how Infraworks will help integrate site data into your project.
  • FormIt – Create schematic design information and bring it seamlessly into Revit.
  • Insight 360 – Bring FormIt or Revit models into Insight integrating lighting analysis, solar analysis, and energy analysis.


These are big changes. Please see the FAQ for additional details or complete the brief form with your current perpetual license information so we can create an outline for you of the options and pricing using our Maintenance to Subscription (M2S) Calculator.

Time to move to subscription?

Complete the brief form below with your current perpetual license information so we can create an outline for you of the options and pricing using our Maintenance to Subscription (M2S) Calculator.

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