Autodesk Transition to Named User

Autodesk Recently Announced Important Changes that may affect your Autodesk Subscription

Autodesk Updates

As of August 7, 2020, Autodesk launched their new subscription plans that are based on people and retiring plans based on serial numbers. Watch the following video to learn more.

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Design & Creation Suite Changes

Effective April 17, 2020 Autodesk will no longer offer renewals of subscription or perpetual maintenance plans for Design & Creation Suites.

Maintenance Plan Changes

As of May 7, 2020, maintenance plans increased by 20%.

On May 7, 2021, maintenance plans will retire.

Multi-user Changes

Autodesk will retire multi-user subscription plans on August 7, 2021.

Single User License Changes

Starting March 25, 2020, all New Single-User Subscriptions will be increased by 5%. Renewals will not be affected by a price increase.

New Offerings

With these licensing changes, Autodesk will be offering a new premium plan.

Standard For individuals and small businesses who need the essential administrative tools.


  • View & export product usage
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Chat Support

For larger businesses seeking advanced administrative tools, security, and detailed reporting.


  • View & export user details
  • Single sign-on
  • Voice support
  • Centralized purchasing

For large, global organizations who require the highest level of control and reporting plus dedicated support from Autodesk.


  • All Premium features including;
  • API access
  • Global access
  • Enterprise Success Program

Key Benefits

Lower IT Costs and Complexity
There is no need to manage network servers or track serial numbers
Optimize Licensing Costs
Provide visibility into usage data that helps you invest wisely
Increased productivity
All team members will have dedicated access when they need it

Top ten user named benefits

See additional ten reasons to transition your company to a named user plan at your first renewal.

Trade-in Offer

If these updates apply to you and your current license, there is a trade-in offer that can help you save.
For Standalone Maintenance

For standalone maintenance, at your next renewal before May 7, 2021*, you can trade in one seat for one subscription at a cost consistent with what you pay today*.

For Network Maintenance

If you have a network maintenance plan, at your first renewal only, after May 7, 2020*, trade in one seat or subscription for one subscription at a cost consistent with what you pay today. At your first renewal only, after August 7, 2020, trade in one seat or subscription for two subscriptions (for one named user each) at a cost consistent with what you pay today*. Subscriptions with network maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.

For Multi-User Subscribers

At your first renewal only, after August 7, 2020, trade in one seat or subscription for two subscriptions (for one named user each) at a cost consistent with what you pay today*. Subscriptions with multi-user plans will retire on August 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.

For Perpetual License (Without Maintenance)

If you’re using an older perpetual license, you have the opportunity to save big on a 1-year or 3-year subscription to the same product you’re using now, or a different stand-alone product, including a collection. Click here for details.

For Design & Creation Suites

Design & Creation Suites retired in April 2020 are no longer able to be renewed. If you own a Design & Creation Suite, you can contact your reseller or Autodesk to learn more about your options to upgrade to an industry collection through one of the trade-in offers above.

For more administration, reporting, and support features to manage your large team of users, upgrade to the premium plan. If you need a more comprehensive set of tools, upgrade to an industry collection.

*Current maintenance prices will experience a 20% price increase on renewals after August 7, 2020.

Terms and Conditions

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*The renewal SRP for standard subscriptions obtained through this offer will increase by no more than 5% in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027 – with no changes in SRP for 2022, 2024, 2026 and 2028. Savings of 3-year subscriptions is compared to the SRP for 3 consecutive, annual subscriptions.

This offer is available at the time of maintenance and multi-user subscription plan renewal. Multi-user or network maintenance customers may trade in at the first renewal only, after May 7, 2020, one multi-user subscription or network maintenance seat for two standard subscriptions for one named user each. At the second (and any subsequent) renewal (during term of offer), trade-in one multi-user subscription discounted through the Move to Subscription or one network maintenance seat for one standard subscription for one named user. This offer may not be combined with other rebates or promotions and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The offer is subject to specific terms and conditions that will be published and available in advance of offer availability. Subscription program and benefits may vary and are subject to the applicable terms and conditions and/or terms of service. Actual retail price is determined by your reseller and is subject to currency fluctuation. Autodesk is not liable to provide any retroactive discounts due to exchange rate risk, or for purchases made through resellers. Pricing is subject to product/offering availability.

Autodesk makes software and services available on a licensed or subscription basis. Rights to install, access, or otherwise use Autodesk software and services (including free software or services) are limited to license rights and services entitlements expressly granted by Autodesk in the applicable license or service agreement and are subject to acceptance of and compliance with all terms and conditions of that agreement. When you subscribe to a plan, it may renew automatically for a fixed fee on a monthly or annual basis, subject to availability. All benefits and purchase options may not be available for all software or services in all languages and/or geographies. Access to cloud services requires an Internet connection and is subject to any geographical restrictions set forth in the Terms of Service.

Channel partners are independent and free to set their own prices. Channel partner prices may vary. Advertised discounts and savings are based on the Autodesk Suggested Retail Price (excluding taxes) for specified product. Autodesk’s Suggested Retail Price is used for reference purposes only and may not be in local currency. Actual retail price is determined by customer’s selected reseller and is subject to currency fluctuation.

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