Autodesk – Move to Subscription


In June 2017, Autodesk announced a move towards a single business model based on term-based subscriptions.

For those customers that previously invested in perpetual licences with maintenance, Autodesk introduced a compelling offer to migrate to a term-based subscription at a substantial discount.

This transition plan is now coming to an end – customers with maintenance plans will only be able to take advantage of the switch offer until 06 May 2020 (please note – any customers with a maintenance plan renewal date before 04 August 2020 can renew up to 90 days in advance and therefore still benefit).

Switch and Save

Under the Move to Subscription (M2S) plan, customers are able to ‘switch’ their products from a maintenance plan to a subscription at a heavily discounted price.

A summary of the Move to Subscription (M2S) plan is as follows:

  • Special discounted-price commitment to 2028 provided the subscription continues to be renewed.
  • Switch discount varies product to product but will always be substantially less than the equivalent maintenance plan.
  • Get an additional 10% saving when you choose a 3-year subscription for the greatest return on your investment.

Switch and Move

Customers who wish to switch from single products (AutoCAD / Revit / Inventor etc) have the option to switch to the same product on subscription or take the opportunity to move to an alternative. This may be another product or in some cases, an industry collection. Customers who wish to switch from suite products (Building Design Suite / Product Design Suite etc) can switch to the equivalent industry collection (AEC Collection / Product Design & Manufacturing Collection etc).

Get more by subscribing to an industry collection

At the time of renewal, customers have the opportunity to switch from single products to an industry collection subscription at a discounted price.

Click here for further information on moving to a collection.

Price Promise – Renewal Price Commitment to 2028

Autodesk is extending their price commitment to 2028 for customers who continue to renew after they switch to subscription through the Move to Subscription (M2S) offer. The special Move to Subscription renewal SRP will increase by no more than 5% in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027.

There will be no change to the renewal SRP in 2022, 2024, 2026 and 2028.

Autodesk – Maintenance to Subscription Options

An individual product The same individual product or an industry collection
An individual LT product The same individual LT product or LT Suite
A Design & Creation Suite An industry collection
An LT Suite An LT Suite

You will have the ability to switch to an annual or multi-year subscription, regardless of the term length of your current maintenance plan.

Switch and Simplify

By switching to subscription, customers will benefit from the following:

  • Latest and greatest product capabilities – Get access to Autodesk’s ongoing stream of innovation, updates to core products, cloud services for desktop products and additional capabilities as soon as they are available, at no additional cost.
  • Access to advanced support for all products – Enjoy faster response times and the option to receive help by scheduling a call with Autodesk technical support specialists.
  • Simplified administration – Access streamlined deployment and software management by moving all licences to a single subscription platform.

What Happens if I Decide to Stay on a Maintenance Plan?

Autodesk will continue to support maintenance plan customers in the medium term but annual costs will be considerably higher in comparison to subscription. To mitigate these increases and enjoy the benefits of subscribing sooner, customers should consider moving to a subscription as soon as possible.

How Do I Access Further Information?

If you wish to access more information about the switch programme, Autodesk has released a full customer FAQ document

Autodesk M2S – Moving to One Model – Customer FAQ

Any Questions?

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the above in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact your call our Autodesk subscriptions team on 01344 751300 or email

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