5 Things You Need to Know About the New Autodesk Industry Collections

This post was updated in May 2017. For more information about the Industry Collections, visit our solutions page!

Since July 31, 2016, Autodesk is no longer selling new subscriptions or perpetual licenses for Design & Creation Suites. In their place, three new industry collections were introduced to provide you value that well exceeds the premium suites.

Here are 5 things you need to know about the switch.

1. What is an industry collection and what are the key benefits to subscribing?

An Autodesk industry collection is the most convenient and flexible way to access a wide selection of the most essential Autodesk software used in your industry. Subscriptions to these collections will be available for Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Product Design, and Media & Entertainment.

With industry collections, you will have access to a wide selection of the most essential Autodesk software for your industry in a single collection that will evolve and get better over time. You’ll also have continuous access to the latest software releases and enhancements. Subscriptions will be available with flexible term lengths (monthly, quarterly, annual, multi-year) with both single-user (individual) and multi-user (shared) options. You will also have previous version rights, global travel rights, and access to more cloud services, technical support, and administrative tools.

2. What if I want to switch my subscription to an industry collection?

By switching your subscription you are choosing to end your current subscription in order to change to a new subscription giving you access to new software and services. Most annual and multi-year subscriptions can be switched. You will have the option to switch all or a subset of the seats on your current subscription. You can switch from a premium or ultimate Design & Creation Suite to an industry collection for free (excluding AutoCAD Design Suite) for the remainder of your current subscription term. Otherwise, you will only pay the approximate price difference between the two subscriptions, prorated for the time remaining in the subscription term.

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3. Which products are included in each industry collection?

Desktop Products
Cloud Services
AutoCAD AutoCAD mobile app
AutoCAD Architecture FormIt Pro
AutoCAD Civil 3D InfraWorks
AutoCAD Electrical Insight
AutoCAD Map 3D ReCap Pro
AutoCAD MEP Rendering in A360
AutoCAD Plant 3D Structural Analysis for Revit
AutoCAD Raster Design Cloud storage (25GB)
Navisworks Manage
Autodesk Vehicle Tracking
3ds Max
Desktop Products
Cloud Services
AutoCAD AutoCAD mobile app
AutoCAD Architecture Fusion 360
AutoCAD Electrical ReCap Pro
AutoCAD Mechanical Rendering in A360
Factory Design Utilities Cloud storage (25 GB)
Inventor Professional
Navisworks Manage
Vault Basic
3ds Max
Desktop Products
Cloud Services
Maya Character Generator
MotionBuilder ReCap Pro
Mudbox Rendering in A360
3ds Max Cloud storage (25GB)

4. What if a product I need is not in my industry collection?

You can always subscribe to additional other products on an individual basis in order to address your more specialized needs (i.e., Simulation, Data Management, etc.).

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5. Do I need to download the entire industry collection?

No, you do not need to download the entire industry collection. You can pick and choose the individual products that you want to use from within the collection, then download and install what you want, whenever you like.

The motivation for the move to industry collections is to provide all users with greater value, greater flexibility and choice, and continuous improvement.

Still have questions?

Our team is here to help. Contact us and we’ll walk you through you options based on the current available offers.

The Future of Autodesk Suites and Industry Collections

Visit our Recorded Webinars section to view the 2016 webinar presented by U.S. CAD’s CEO, Daniel J. Counts. In that presentation, you will  learn more about what the move to Industry Collections means for you and your business!

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