Transition to named user

Autodesk Transition to Named User

Autodesk Transition to Named User 

If you are coming to an end of your maintenance or multi-user subscription – let us help you with Autodesk Transition to Named User plans.

Autodesk has launched new named user plans based on people.  Retiring plans are based on serial numbers. 

Autodesk Transition to Named User – Benefits

By transitioning your maintenance and multi-user subscriptions to new named user plans, you’ll unlock significant benefits now, and in the future, at a cost consistent with what you pay today.

  • Optimize your licensing costs by having visibility into your usage data.
  • No need to manage your own license servers or track an anonymous serial number again.
  • Dedicated access for all employees who need it. No more downtime waiting for licenses.
  • Tailor support and learning content to employees based on insights.

How do I transition to named user plans?

We’ll provide you with the best trade-in path to a named user subscription experience at your first renewal date.

Simply provide us with your serial numbers and what software you are interested in moving and we’ll take care of the rest!

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Cadpoint is an Autodesk Platinum Partner and part of the Graitec Group.  If you have any questions about transitioning to name user or would like any advice regarding your trade in options, provide your information and a member of our sales team will contact you shortly.

Alternatively, check out the FAQs.

Like most Saas providers, plans are designed for named users and provide a range of administrative, support, and reporting capabilities matched to your business needs.

Transition to Named User Plans

Discover what’s possible with Autodesk – transition to named user plans.  If you have a multi-user subscription, at your first renewal only, after August 7, 2020 trade in one seat for two standard subscriptions for one named user each, at a cost consistent with what you pay today.

Standalone Maintenance or Network Maintenance

For current standalone maintenance or network maintenance plan customers, at your first renewal before May 7, 2021 trade-in one standalone or network maintenance seat for one standard subscription (trade in standalone and get single-user access; trade in network and get multi-user access) at a price similar to what you’re paying in 2019 for maintenance. After trade-in, network maintenance plan customers will also have an opportunity to take advantage of the multi-user trade-in at their next renewal after August 7, 2020.

Maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and subscriptions with multi-user access will retire on August 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.

Design & Creation Suites

For Design & Creation Suites at your next renewal, before May 7, 2021, trade in and move to an industry collection to enjoy the enhanced named user experience

Autodesk's Transition to Named User

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Standard vs. Premium Plan Feature Comparison

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Cadpoint is part of the Graitec Group and is an Autodesk Platinum Partner.  If you have any questions or would like any advice regarding your trade in options, provide your information and a member of our sales team will contact you shortly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will moving to a named user plan add to my administrative workload by requiring me to manage multiple users manually

The new plans actually include tools to help you with account management. With the Standard plan, added features like bulk import will allow you to create as many Autodesk users as you need at one time. The Premium plan lets you automate your user provisioning with a single sign-on. Once your users are assigned access, you’ll gain valuable insights into your user data, which could lead you to more efficient practices.

Will the new plans give me the same flexibility I enjoy with my current multi-user plan

Yes. But with even more options and control. With the new plans, you will have access to your usage data and can assess how your software is used. For your less frequent users, you can choose monthly terms. While a version of our flexible access option is currently only available to enterprise clients, we are working on making it available to more customers in 2021. Our recommendation is to trade in your multi-user and network maintenance seats today to keep your costs consistent, and then examine your usage data to determine if the flexible option will still make sense when it becomes available.

It was my understanding that I could keep renewing my maintenance plan forever. How does that translate under the new plans?

Based on customer feedback and preferences, we are divesting from the plans that rely on serial numbers and adopting the industry standard named user model. Technology and software are always evolving and often difficult to predict; however, this jump to a new paradigm will enable us to provide a more personalized experience going forward. We encourage you to take advantage of trade-in offers that will keep your costs consistent with the price you’re paying today and make them predictable until 2028. In addition, you’ll actually get better value for your money with new product usage insights and more efficient administrative tools.

I already have all the products I need in a Suite. What is the benefit of paying for a Collection?

The easiest answer is a financial one, as moving to the Industry Collection is ultimately less expensive than your current maintenance plan. In addition, you’ll gain even more value from increased productivity due to a collection’s integration between products, shared views, and other cloud-based collaboration tools. Additionally, detailed product usage reporting will help assure that your users are taking advantage of all the tools available to them for maximum efficiency.

I understand how these changes are good for Autodesk. How will I also benefit?

While named users plans are becoming the preferred industry-wide standard, this move will allow us to deliver a more relevant, personalized experience moving forward. And more immediately, our trade-in offers will keep your current costs consistent and predictable until 2028. The new plans also give you more value with easier administrative tools and product usage insights to help boost efficiency.

I currently own Extra Territory Rights and require the benefits I get from them. Will I still have access to those benefits?

Absolutely. Once you trade in your seats for named user accounts, upgrade to the Premium plan and you will receive similar benefits to those you get from Extra Territory Rights, including single sign-on, user-level reporting, 24/7 voice support, and more.

I am very protective of my privacy. Under the named user plans, won’t Autodesk have access to my data?

We are very aware of this concern and can assure you that your personal data will be used mindfully and in useful ways, like validating your identity, troubleshooting, and improving your experience overall. Essentially, we only use data for the specific reasons it was collected, as stated in our Privacy policy. For more information on what data we collect and how we protect it, please read our Privacy policy.

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Terms and Conditions
For full terms and conditions of the Multi-User Trade-in Business Offer please visit Autodesk's website

*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.

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

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 August 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 Cadpoint 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 Cadpoint. Pricing is subject to product/offering availability.

Actual pricing may vary due to the impacts of currency fluctuations. Pricing commitments apply only to seats moved to subscription from maintenance pursuant to the Move to Subscription offer. This price commitment is subject to

product and/or offering availability and does not apply to: new subscriptions purchased by customer; switched subscriptions (i.e., permitted switches from a subscription for one product to a subscription for another product), or substitute
or successor subscription products.

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.

Cadpoint is independent and free to set our 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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