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With the introduction of industry collections, Autodesk is vastly simplifying its 20+ different design and creation suite configurations into three simple collections. The company will no longer sell new subscriptions for its Design & Creation Suites, however, customers can keep existing licenses with a maintenance subscription and continue to receive updates and support as per their license agreement.
“Autodesk has fully transitioned into a subscription business, and our customers expect value, flexibility, and easy access to our software,” said Phan Trung Hieu, Autodesk’s country manager for Vietnam and Cambodia. “If you are in building and construction, product design, manufacturing, or media and entertainment, there is one easy choice that provides access to all of the desktop products you are used to, plus more cloud services. This is the broadest portfolio access we have ever offered.”
Subscriptions to the three new industry collections are now available. The first one is the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Collection, a comprehensive building information modelling (BIM) package for building, civil infrastructure, and construction. The primary products include Revit, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
The second is the Product Design Collection, one essential package of design and engineering tools for product and factory design. Primary products include Inventor Professional, AutoCAD, and Navisworks Manage, as well as the latest cloud-based design tool, Fusion 360.
The third one is the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Collection, a complete 3D animation toolset for visual effects artists and game developers. The primary products include Maya and 3ds Max.
Advantages of Autodesk Industry Collections over product design suites include greater Value and Simplified Packaging, as all of your most essential software tools are in one of three Industry Collections. Subscribers also have access to more cloud services, technical support and administrative tools.
Another advantage is continuous improvement, as the Industry Collections give subscribers access to new technology when it becomes available, rather than waiting for a new product release once a year.
Last but not least, greater flexibility and choice means subscriptions have the flexibility and choice of single-user and multi-user access and the choice of different term lengths. Today, subscriptions to the Design & Creation Suites are available for single-user access only. To complement Industry Collections and address more specialised needs, customers can also subscribe to individual products or cloud services, such as simulation or data management tools.
Customers can choose from quarterly, annual lengths when they purchase a subscription via their local reseller or direct from Autodesk. Additionally, customers can choose to subscribe to collections with single-user access (individual) or multi-user access (shared).