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Trade in your perpetual license for an Autodesk

Autodesk does not support product versions 2010 and earlier that have reached end of support and ask that you upgrade to a supported version. You can continue to use your product if you already have it installed, but we will no longer provide support, including re-activation, for these versions.

Microsoft has ceased extended support for Windows 7. Upgrading to a subscription will ensure software compatibility for customers moving to Windows 10.

Anything. Anywhere. Make it with an Autodesk subscription.

Trade in your old perpetual license and save 25% on an Autodesk subscription, it includes features to work from anywhere.

Save more with a 3-year term

More value with industry collections

Other eligible products

Let’s talk about it

Call us at +27 875 508 021 (Calls from all Africa countries) and +254 20 389 2127 (Calls from Kenya) or fill in your contact information and we will get back to you.

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  • Talk to us about upgrading your perpetual license

    Call the number listed or provide your information in the form and you will be contacted within 2 business days.

  • Trade-in your serial number and buy online

    Select the product you want to upgrade to on the buy online page, then select the ‘upgrade and save 25%’ link under check out to trade-in the serial number and receive a discount.

  • Trade-in your serial number with a reseller

    Use our reseller locator tool to find an expert to guide your through the process.

Contact your reseller

Autodesk partners can help you address your unique business needs. Use the Autodesk Partner Locator to locate an Autodesk reseller near you and contact them directly to discuss your options.

Have questions?

For more information, check out the FAQs.

  • How do I get the offer?

    Simply submit your qualifying old perpetual license(s) serial number(s) and purchase a new subscription to any eligible collection or individual product through the Autodesk website, by calling us toll-free at Call us at +27 875 508 021 (Calls from all Africa countries) and +254 20 389 2127 (Calls from Kenya) or contacting your participating reseller.

    Once you submit your perpetual license(s), and complete your purchase for a new eligible subscription, you agree to discontinue use of the traded-in license(s).

  • How long does the offer last?

    The offer is available from February 7 to July 24, 2020.

  • Which products qualify for the offer?

    Most Autodesk perpetual licenses of 1998 through 2020 version product, not on an active maintenance plan qualify to get the offer discount.

    When you trade-in your qualifying perpetual license(s) serial number(s), you can get the offer discount on most Autodesk product subscriptions including Industry Collections, AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, 3ds Max, Civil 3D, Maya, and much more.

    View list of all eligible products and full offer details here.

  • Can I get a different product than I have now?

    You do not need to purchase the same product as the old perpetual license. For example, you can trade-in an old, eligible perpetual license of AutoCAD and subscribe to a collection at the promotional price.

  • Do I always have to be connected to the internet to use my software?

    No. After initial activation, your software will work offline for 30 days. At that point, you will need to reconnect. Don't worry, we'll remind you 7 days prior.

  • Will all of my work go into the cloud?

    Desktop applications and all associated user data are stored on your local machine. When you use cloud service applications, you can choose to either store data in the cloud or on your local machine. You retain all of your local data even if you decide to end your subscription.

  • What else can I do with subscription that I don’t have with my old software?

    The subscription offerings provide you greater value and eligible you to:

    • Always access the latest software, updates and previous versions
    • Use your software anywhere you need to be - at home, at work or on the road
    • Share 2D or 3D views of your work online and see comments directly in your product
    • Try out new tools without making a big up-front investment
    • Easily scale up or down to fit your organization’s changing needs
    • Instantly grant users access to products you have purchased by deploying them directly on devices or allowing users to install them on their own from the Autodesk desktop app
    • Get technical support – Choose phone, online chat, email or remote desktop assistance to resolve your issues more quickly

Serial number trade-in offer

Customers can save 25% on industry collections or most individual products when they purchase eligible 1-year or 3-year term subscriptions with single-user access and trade-in qualifying associated seats of 1998- 2020 perpetual licenses not on an active maintenance plan. Full product lists, details and restrictions at www.autodesk.co.za/campaigns/trade-in-perpetual/terms-and-conditions

Offer available until July 24th 2020 in European Economic Area, Switzerland, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and sales regions, Africa, Mediterranean, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Note – The Crimean Peninsula is not eligible. Some products and conditions vary per region.

Available from participating resellers in Africa only. Reseller prices may vary. Please consult your local Autodesk reseller for further details.


All subscription benefits may not be available for all products or services in all languages and/or geographies. Subscription programs are subject to the applicable Autodesk subscription terms and conditions and/or Autodesk Terms of Service.

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