Autodesk Subscription

Autodesk subscription is becomiong central for most users, and is the most efficient and cost effective way to maintain you Autodesk software investment, and to get access to a whole host of extra functionality by the way of software extensions, as well as access to other cutting edge technology such as Autodesk 360 cloud services.

This category of our website deals with Autodesk Subscription support and other subscription information. If you would like to buy Autodesk Subscription please give us a call on 023 8086 8947 to speak to a consultant and to secure the best Autodesk subscription price.


Subscribe to Autodesk

As of the 1st February 2016 there have been a few changes made to subscription, and the main purpose of these changes is to allow for a simplified customer experience.

In the past there used to be different 'types' of subscription e.g. Desktop Subscription, Maintenance Subscription and Cloud Service Subscription but please note that these names no longer exist.

If you currently own one of the above subscriptions or are looking to subscribe, it will simply be known as subscribing to an Autodesk product or service.

When subscribing to a product there are three different options to choose from. First of all you will need to decide whether you want a single-user or multi-user license.


Single-User License
Licenses for an individual/single-user. These licenses cannot be shared and can be assigned to a single named user only or device.




Multi-User License
Licenses that can be shared and assigned to multiple users or devices, e.g. a network server. Perfect for larger companies or to share a license.

Once you've chosen this, you will then need to decide on the term length and with four flexible options to choose from, you can pick the one that is best for you and/or your business.




Term Lengths - Monthly, quarterly, annual and multi-year.

Flexible Licensing – Having four different subscription terms is a massive benefit because it means you no longer have to purchase a product outright. Instead, you can determine how long you’ll need the software for and then make your decision based on that. The most cost effective subscription for long term subscribers will be the multi-year plans.

For more information on the benefits you’ll enjoy for the term of your subscription. Please see below.

So what are the benefits of subscribing to Autodesk?


Latest Product Releases

If a new product is released within the term of your subscription contract, you will have instant access to this. Not only does this allow you to keep your software current, which is a massive bonus in all industries, but it also means that you can keep budgeting costs to a minimum, as you aren’t having to invest in new software versions.

Furthermore, there aren’t any restrictions on when products have to be updated, you can update the latest version straight away or wait for a more convenient time for your business.


Previous Version Rights
With subscription you have access to previous versions of most Autodesk software. If you are working on a project where you need an older version, then simply head over to your Autodesk Account and download the version you need.

Read more here.


Home Use Rights
Do you work from home, or have employees in your business that do? Then with this great benefit, software (both current and previous versions) can be installed onto home computers, meaning you never need to worry about additional licenses for different locations for the same user.

Full details are available here.


Global Travel Rights
Travel around the UK or globally and still have access to your Important Autodesk Software. What’s even better is that you still also have access to the Autodesk Services that are part of subscription e.g. Cloud and A360.

Find out more about Global travel Rights.


Administrative Tools
When you subscribe to an Autodesk product you don’t have to worry about complicated software installs, thanks to a simplified software setup. Furthermore, with administrative tools you will easily be able to manage other aspects of your licenses via your Autodesk Account.


Technical Support
With technical support you can get your software issues resolved in no time at all. Basic support is included for most products and suites and you get online support from Autodesk specialists via web and email.

There is also advance community forum capabilities. If you receive no response from the community within a 24 hour time frame then you can escalate your post to an Autodesk support specialist.


Cloud Benefits | Cloud Credits | Cloud Storage
As a subscriber you’ll receive access to a number of cloud benefits. Not only will you get 25GB of storage but you’ll also get a number of cloud credits too. Furthermore, other cloud services are also available such as rendering depending on your type of subscription or software package.

Click here for more information on cloud credits.

If you want to find out more about subscribing to an Autodesk product, current licenses, or the name changes, then please contact your local Graitec office today, or click the button below to request a quote and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Maintenance Plan

Maintenance-PlanPlease note that "Maintenance subscription" is now referred to as a maintenance plan.

Going forward a maintenance plan can only be purchased by customers with perpetual licenses that already have a valid subscription when due for renewal.

Late renewals are no longer accepted by Autodesk.

By adding a maintenance plan to your perpetual licenses you can continue to keep your software current and get access to a number of other key benefits.

Please note: Customers with a "maintenance subscription" will continue to get the same benefits as previously offered.

Contact Graitec today to find out more or request a quote.

Autodesk Subscription FAQ's

Autodesk Subscription FAQ's

The Autodesk subscription center is the main hub to manage Autodesk software, access software upgrades and software extensions, so it's quite important to make sure users and subscription contract managers have access to this and also understand exactly how it works.

Listed below are some common frequently asked questions which may also be of help in addition to our 

Subscription FAQ's

Question: How do I access the Autodesk Subscription Center?


The Autodesk Subscription Center can be accessed here,  simply log in using your Autodesk ID and associated password and you should have access.

If you are still unable to access your account you can request a reminder of your User ID and Password by clicking on the provided links.

If having confirmed your details you are still unable to Log in try to clear your browser cache. This function should be available via the Tools menu in your browser. Please ensure you close down and restart you browser in order for changes to take effect.

If you are still unable to access your account please give us a call.

Question: How do I download Autodesk software?


Please note - If you are not the Contract Manager of your account you will not be able to download the software. If this is the case please review the next question to find out who is.

If you are the Contract manager simply log in to you Autodesk Subscription account and click on the "Get Your Upgrade" link on the welcome page. You'll then be prompted to choose the relevant version and product you need (not forgetting of course to select the right language and operating system version where applicable.

You may need to also download and install the Autodesk Download manager. If you do not have download or install rights, or are subject to other group policies you may need to contact your IT support provider in the first instance to allow this, or for them to install the downloader.

Question: I need to download an upgrade but I am not the Contract Manager. How can I found out who is our Contract manager?


To find out who is your Autodesk Subscription Center Manager simply log into your account and access your profile. In your profile you will see your contact administrator or administrators if you have more than one. For your ease of use and convenience simply click on their name and you will be able to automatically send them an email.

Question: I need to get physical media for my Autodesk software. How do I request physical media from Autodesk?


Requests for physical Media can be made from your Autodesk Subscription Center account. All you need to do is log in to your account and click on the "Get Your Upgrade" link. On the subsequent page in the top left hand corner you'll find Related Information. Click on the Request Media for link and then on the following page fill in the appropriate fields to make your request.
Please note this may take 7-10 working days.

Question: How do I get a home user license for my Autodesk Software?


Autodesk Subscription customers are permitted to use their Autodesk on both an office computer and a home PC too (but not at the same time of course).

For standalone licenses log into to your account and browse to the Contract Administrators page, once here click on the "request Home Use" link. You can then review home use documentation and once you are happy click continue and agree to this. You can then install the license on your home PC using the same serial number.

For a home user license from a network license the process is a little more complex due to the nature of a network licensing. For these you'll also need to complete home use license form and licensing details will then be sent to your profile e-mail address.

If you have any further questions please give us a call.

Inventor Optimization Using 360 Cloud Services

In the world of digital prototyping detailed stress analysis is essential to ensure products are fit for purpose and neither over or under engineered.

Traditionally stress analysis and part optimisation has been carried out on a typical CAD Workstation which generally ties up the workstation for many hours on the one hand or alternatively causes a bottleneck in the design cycle, especially if multiple iterations need validating.

The video above demonstrates using Inventor 360 optimization services.

Autodesk 360 cloud services in the form of Inventor Optimization allow designers to calculate values in the cloud taking advantage of huge computing power and a myriad of processors, meaning that you will be able to obtain results faster and explore numerous design iterations in less time than it would take your desktop machine to do one.

This is turn allows product and engineers to create more cost effective design in less time ensuring a quicker time to market, and means companies do not necessarily need to invest in very expensive CAD workstations in order to improve their productivity.

To find out more about using Autodesk 360 cloud services there are few more links below or alternatively give us a call on 023 8086 8947 to discuss your mechanical modelling requirements or to arrange for a process review.

Autodesk 360 Energy Analysis Using Green Building Studio

Autodesk Green Building Studio is an Autodesk 360 energy analysis tool in the cloud enabling construction professionals to quickly measure and analyse key building performance data allowing them to ascertain a buildings carbon footprint and potential energy use.

Available for customer on Autodesk subscription as part of Autodesk 360 cloud services, green building studio takes maximum advantage of cloud computing power by delivering results in minutes from data uploaded directly from Autodesk Revit software.

Being able to quickly analyse potential design scenarios in the cloud helps users explore different design concepts and minimise carbon footprints very early in the design process saving valuable time and helping them deliver more sustainable Architectural projects.

In the first of two videos we'll look at using Autodesk 360 energy analysis tools and how green building studio can deliver initial results for assessment.

In this second video we'll demonstrate how to look at design alternatives by adjusting key building variables.

If you would like more information about Autodesk 360 cloud services additional links are provided on the left hand menu or alternatively please give us a call on 023 8086 8947 to discuss your requirements further.

Autodesk 360 Rendering Using Autodesk 360 Cloud Services

Clients using Autodesk 360 rendering services will literally accelerate their design and visualisation services to speeds unmatched before with most desktop technology, which has traditionally been the bottleneck in delivering high quality visualisations.

Autodesk 360 rendering is part of the cloud services offered to Autodesk subscription customers, and if you have spent any time involved in creating photo realistic internal or external architectural visualisations you will have in all probability at some stage suffered the pain of excessive render times or missed deadlines when lighting is perhaps not correct in the final render or any other setting fails to give the desired result.

Having the biggest and most powerful CAD workstation is not always the answer either because as the drive for quality seems to increase exponentially so do render times too.

Autodesk 360 rendering takes maximum advantage of the power of cloud computing delivering a competitive edge to subscription customers. Renders that would take hours or perhaps days depending on complexity, can now be completed in a matter of minutes meaning you'll be able to confidently offer your clients a number of visualisation alternatives to help close valuable tenders or agree interior design schemes.

This video demonstrates how to use the Autodesk 360 rendering services to improve your productivity and decrease project rendering overheads.

For more information on Autodesk 360 cloud services follow the links on the left hand menu or give us a call to discuss your visualisation or BIM requirements on 023 8086 8947

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