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Subscribing to Autodesk products is the most flexible, cost-effective way to access and manage 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software tools.

Key subscription benefits

Autodesk subscriber benefits: Access

Greater access

Enjoy broad access to the latest innovations in tools, technologies, and services to fit your needs—now and in the future.

Autodesk subscription benefit: Control

Flexible control

Better manage users and costs by providing access to the right products and updates when your team needs them.

Autodesk subscription benefits: Insights

Valuable insights

Evaluate and analyze product usage, spending, productivity, and future needs with easy-to-use reporting tools and alerts.

Greater access

With subscription, you get access to the latest updates and previous versions. Plus, you can use your software anytime, anywhere.

  • Use the Autodesk desktop app to get updates to products, access cloud services, and receive additional capabilities as soon as they’re available—or whenever you’re ready.

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  • Fast setup

    With Autodesk Account, you can instantly grant users access to products you’ve purchased by deploying them directly on devices or allowing users to install them on their own from the Autodesk desktop app.

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  • New and improved support

    Choose phone, online chat, email, or remote desktop assistance to resolve your technical issues more quickly. 

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  • Shared Views

    Share 2D or 3D views of your work online and see comments directly in your product.

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  • Anywhere, anytime access

    Use your software anywhere you need to be—at home, at work, or on the road.

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  • Previous software versions

    Download and work with prior releases of most Autodesk software.

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Flexible control

Easy software management and improved security put you in charge.

  • Consolidated software and download management

    Sort, search, and filter all of your products and services in a single view in Autodesk Account, and choose the download method that works best for you.

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  • Easy user management

    Use Autodesk Account to manage who gets access to products and services. Assign by product or user—whatever makes sense for your business.

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  • Simplified update delivery

    Remove administrative overhead by setting up product update permissions and automating delivery of these updates to your users through the Autodesk desktop app.

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  • Enhanced security

    You can trust that Autodesk security experts will help keep your assets secure and protect your privacy while making the latest security updates and patches available.

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  • Flexible term lengths

    Try out new tools without making a big up-front investment. Pay for the length of time you choose, so you can better manage your changing software and budget needs.

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Valuable insights

Reporting tools and notifications make it easier to analyze and evaluate software usage, spending, productivity, and future needs.


    Get info on your contract status in Autodesk Account, so you can renew or switch products before your subscription expires and avoid downtime. 

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    Track and optimize how you and your organization spend cloud credits for pay-as-you-go services.

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  • Budget planning

    Subscription costs are transparent and predictable, making it easier to charge software costs directly to client projects and forecast for the future.

Enhanced support

New and improved support for subscribers provides faster and easier ways to get help when you need it most. In addition to online support resources, you now also have the option to schedule a call with an Autodesk technical support specialist for no additional fee.

Switch from maintenance to subscription—and save

You now have the option at time of renewal to move to subscription for the same cost as renewing your maintenance plan—or you can switch to an industry collection for a discounted price.


Do I 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’ll need to reconnect. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you 7 days prior.

Will all of my work automatically 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.

Will I have to upgrade whether I want to or not?

As a subscriber, you can access the latest update anytime, but you decide if and when you upgrade.

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 (US Site) and/or Autodesk terms of service (US Site).