Stop me if you’ve heard this one … As of August 1, you can subscribe to three new Autodesk software collections organized by industry: Architecture, Engineering & Construction; Product Design; and Media & Entertainment. AutoCAD is a key player in the first two (AEC and PD). See more information below.
Not coincidentally, also as August 1, you will no longer be able to purchase Autodesk design and creation suites.
If you’re a current suite customer, or you purchase before August 1, you can easily switch to a new industry collection at any time. No worries if you choose to keep your design or creation suite: Autodesk will support your software for as long as you renew your suite subscription or maintenance plan.
Questions? I’ll bet. Find your answers here.
The case for the new Autodesk software collections
Why opt for a new industry collection? Compared to a design or creation suite, you get more …
- Value—More software and services at a pretty cool price.
- Simplicity—Three industry collections, rather than six suites with multiple editions. Enjoy the latest software, a unified procurement cycle, and easier license management.
- Flexibility—Single- or multi-user access (suites are single-user only) and monthly, quarterly, yearly, and multi-year licenses.
- Cloud services—More cloud services than available with suites.
The new Autodesk software collections
Each new industry collection comprises a lot of software. But if you need additional capabilities, you can always subscribe to additional products or cloud services.