Autodesk to end Maintenance Plans
Autodesk’s has announced the end of subscriptions with multi-user access and maintenance plans from May 7 2021 from which date they can no longer be renewed. Replacing these plans are new rental plans that do away with serial numbers and are instead based named individuals.
Autodesk is offering a range of trade-in options for existing users with multi-user access and maintenance plans should they wish to transition at what they call “consistent prices”. Current network maintenance plan or multi-user subscribers can trade in one seat for two standard subscriptions for one named user each after May 7, 2020. Current standalone maintenance plan customers can trade in one seat for one standard subscription before May 7, 2021.
Should users decline the trade-in, Autodesk warns that maintenance plans will increase in price by 20% from May 7, 2020 and cannot be renewed after May 7, 2021.
Other important dates related to this announcement include the final version of the Design & Creation Suites which will be released in April 2020, and the last date to renew Suites is April 16, 2020. From February 29 2020, Autodesk will no longer sell new 2 or 3-year subscriptions with multi-user access or allow renewals. Starting May 7, 2020, they will no longer sell new annual subscriptions with multi-user access.