Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Upgrade to an Autodesk Design Suite, for FREE*


Autodesk is making it possible for current Subscription customers to upgrade to one of their new Design Suites for free, sort of.  The criteria for upgrade eligibility is simple enough, you have to request an upgrade for current, one year active subscriptions.  Simply go to their request form web page and fill out the form.  The upgrade is free, but limited to the Standard Suites.  There are three versions of each suite; Standard, Premium, and Ultimate.  The standard suites don't pack the same punch as the ultimate suites of course, but you will be getting more software.

*The upgrade is free, meaning that you will not have to pay the additional cost for the new license, but you will have to pay for the new subscription fee when your contract is up.  That being said, it is not a completely free upgrade, but it will only cost you if you want to keep the subscription.  I suggest that you talk with your Autodesk reseller to get an idea of what the new subscription fee will be before you upgrade.  I suggest that you consider it.  Yes your software coast will go up, but it might not be as much of an increase as you think.  Plus you will be getting more tools at your disposal.

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