Which Subscription is right for you?

Which Subscription is right for you?

You may be hearing a lot about Autodesk’s new flexible Subscription offerings and wondering which Subscription is right for you. Autodesk Subscription offers 3 ways to access the latest software and technology products so you can choose what works best for your budget, your people, and your projects.


Maintenance Subscription

Autodesk® Maintenance Subscription is the most cost-effective way to maintain and maximize your long-term investment in Autodesk software and services. With a Maintenance Subscription, you can always stay current with the latest software releases and reap the benefits of flexible licensing rights, cloud services, and technical support. Maintenance Subscription is ideal for companies that wish to invest in Autodesk software and services across the company, regionally, departmentally or on long-term projects.

Receive the latest software releases

Maintenance Subscription customers have immediate access to the latest software releases, so they always have the newest design and construction tools to do their jobs.

Enjoy flexible licensing rights

Maintenance Subscription customers have flexible licensing rights that enable them to use both current and certain previous versions of their software, install the software on both home and office computers, and use it at multiple locations.

Gain cloud benefits

Maintenance Subscription customers receive access to a variety of cloud services and 25 GB of cloud storage per named user. As a result, they can increase mobility, better streamline collaboration, and take advantage of the virtually infinite computing power of the cloud to visualize, optimize, and share more design options.

Get access to technical support options

Maintenance Subscription customers receive Autodesk technical support and can choose the level that best meets their needs: Basic Support, Advanced Support, or Enterprise Priority Support. As a result, Maintenance Subscription customers can quickly resolve issues and get back to work with ongoing assistance from Autodesk product support specialists.



Desktop Subscription

Autodesk® Desktop Subscription offers pay-as-you-go plans. You can choose from monthly, quarterly, and annual options for using Autodesk Building Design and Infrastructure Design Suites and other select software products. Desktop Subscription is ideal for companies that wish to invest in Autodesk software and services for shorter durations, such as on smaller projects and/or to meet rotating staffing needs. It is also a great way to try out new software or services with a low cost of entry. With Desktop Subscription, you can:

  • Access BIM technology without up-front license cost and commitment
  • Scale up and down with changing construction project needs
  • Always work with the most up-to-date software releases
  • Get access to additional services in the cloud


Cloud Service Subscription

Cloud Service Subscription can have a dramatic effect on the way you work. Now you can extend workflows from the desktop into the cloud and simplify collaboration and streamline workflows through a broad selection of cloud-based services. Access to virtually infinite cloud computing power can help significantly reduce visualization and simulation processing times and frees up desktop resources for greater productivity and better results.

Understand projects better in the broader context of their environment

Autodesk® InfraWorks™ 360 enables users to perform large-scale preliminary design in the context of the built environment and supports collaboration with multiple stakeholders while providing the platform to perform advanced design, simulation, and analysis with industry-specific tools.

Optimize and manage construction performance

Autodesk® BIM 360™ Glue® cloud-based BIM collaboration software connects your entire project team and helps streamline BIM project workflows. It includes a construction collaboration app that provides virtually anywhere, anytime access to your most recent project models and data. BIM 360 Glue helps accelerate project reviews and empowers multidisciplinary teams to more effectively identify and resolve coordination issues.

Empower the field to better anticipate and act

Autodesk® BIM 360™ Field cloud-based construction information management software includes a field management app for on-site use, offering cloud-based collaboration, reporting, and document management. BIM 360 Field supports 2D- and BIM-based workflows, providing flexible ways to help you improve quality, safety, and profitability on the job site.


If you’d like to learn more about Autodesk’s flexible Subscription offerings, contact your local reseller or sales executive today.

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