Autodesk Cloud Credits

cloud creditsA lot of you are probably wondering what Autodesk Cloud Credits are and some of you might not have realised you had them to begin with, so with this blog post I'm going to give you an overview of what they are.

Cloud credits are essentially a unit of measure you get in order to use the cloud service which enables you to then perform numerous tasks such as rendering and simulation until they run out; at which point you can purchase more if need be.

If you have Maintenance or desktop subscription then you get a one off, 100 individual cloud credits which is given to each named user. These are not transferable though between different users and they will automatically be given because of the commercial relationship with Autodesk. Cloud Credits will be available to users for as long as your contract lasts; they are not available for purchase and/or renewal once they have been used up.

Alternatively, you can get shared cloud credits and these aren't given as part of maintenance or desktop subscription. These need to be purchased so that you can receive more credits and also run the Autodesk Cloud Service. Whoever is a named user on the contract will be able to use the cloud credits but they will expire after 12 months or as long as the contract remains active.

Of course depending on the size of your project and what quality you want to render, simulate etc. at will depend on the amount of cloud credits that will be used. Rendering can range from 1 cloud credit per MB where as simulation can go to as high as 100 cloud credits depending on what you want to do.

The table below shows the difference between shared cloud credits and individual cloud credits:


  Shared Cloud Credits Individual Cloud Credits
Attribute . .
Purchasable Yes No

Given as part of a commercial
relationship with Autodesk

No Yes
Use Can be shared and used by many
Is specific to a named user
Cannot be shared of transferred
Expiration Coterminus with contract Available to users as long as they are current
Consumption Consumed after individual cloud credits are consumed consumed first if both are available
Come with Subscription No Yes
Come with Rentals No Yes
Come with Cloud Services With some standalone cloud services Yes
When are they effective With purchase (cloud or additional capacity) When a user is created
Renewable Yes (with some standalone cloud services) No


If you are interested in purchasing maintenance or desktop subscription then give Adris a call on 023 8086 8947. Alternatively you can request a quote and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you want to find out more on cloud credits then take a look at acronym online.