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Desktop Subscription

Find the right fit with pay-as-you-go software

Desktop Subscription gives you access to Autodesk software—the same full version you get with a perpetual license—but with a flexible, pay-as-you-go approach for a software budget that’s easier to manage.

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Pay-as-you-go access

Whether your projects are temporary or ongoing, you can keep software costs manageable and predictable. Pay only for the access you need, without an up-front investment or long-term commitment.

Scalable licensing

Companies grow. Projects expand. Employees don’t stay in one place. Be prepared for whatever changes come your way with licensing that scales to meet your organization’s unique needs.

Up-to-date software

Stay current and competitive with the latest Autodesk technology. With Desktop Subscription, you know that you’re working with the most up-to-date software releases with the level of technical support you need.

Additional cloud and software services

Work smarter without tying up your desktop. Get access to additional services in the cloud, like faster rendering and visualization capabilities, collaboration tools, and secure storage.*


The right fit at the right cost

Desktop Subscription lets you access Autodesk software on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, so you can control your costs and your commitment.

Monthly
Access software 1 month at a time for the lowest up-front investment. Best for temporary staff and short-term projects.

Quarterly
Get 3 months of access, with the option to renew. Great for startups, freelancers, and shorter commitments.

Annual
Enjoy a full year of access—the most cost-effective choice for longer-term projects.

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 Pay-as-you-go PDF (U.S. Website)

 Desktop Subscription FAQ (U.S. Website)


Suites and products available through Desktop Subscription

Suites
3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 3D animation software

3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite (U.S. Website)
Production tools that include 3ds Max.

AutoCAD Design Suite visualization and design software

AutoCAD Design Suite  (U.S. Website)
3D design software.

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 3D mechanical CAD software

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite (U.S. Website)
3D mechanical CAD for modeling workflows.

AutoCAD Revit LT Suite building design software

AutoCAD Revit LT Suite (U.S. Website)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment with 3D model rendering capabilities.

Building Design Suite 3D building design software

Building Design Suite (U.S. Website)
Integrated building design software featuring BIM and CAD tools.

Entertainment Creation Suite 3D animation software

Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate (U.S. Website)
Portfolio includes Maya and 3ds Max.

Factory Design Suite

Factory Design Suite (U.S. Website)
Integrated 3D factory layout software for design and visualization.

Infrastructure Design Suite civil engineering software

Infrastructure Design Suite (U.S. Website)
Civil design and construction software.

Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 3D animation software

Maya Entertainment Creation Suite (U.S. Website)
Production tools that include Maya.

Plant Design Suite

Plant Design Suite (U.S. Website)
Comprehensive 3D plant and piping engineering software.

Product Design Suite

Product Design Suite (U.S. Website)
Optimized 3D tools for product design.

Products
3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software

3ds Max
3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing software.

Alias Surface

Alias Surface (U.S. Website)
Refine concept models into Class-A surfaces for consumer and automotive designs.

AutoCAD drafting and documentation software

AutoCAD
CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

AutoCAD Architecture (U.S. Website)
The version of AutoCAD software for architects.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

AutoCAD Civil 3D (U.S. Website)
Software for civil engineering design, analysis, and simulation.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

AutoCAD Electrical (U.S. Website)
AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

AutoCAD Mechanical (U.S. Website)
Design and drafting software for automating mechanical CAD tasks.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

AutoCAD MEP (U.S. Website)
Drafting/documenting tools for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

AutoCAD LT 2D drafting software

AutoCAD LT
2D CAD software for drafting, detailing, and editing

HSMWorks Premium

HSMWorks Premium (U.S. Website)
The CAM solution for SolidWorks.

Infraworks 360

InfraWorks 360 (U.S. Website)
Aggregate data, develop proposals, and manage large models in the cloud.

Inventor HSM

Inventor HSM (U.S. Website)
Combines CAM powered by HSMWorks and Inventor 3D CAD into one integrated solution.

: Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software

Maya
Tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing.

Maya LT 3D game development software

Maya LT
A 3D animation tool for indie and mobile game developers.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

ReCap 360 (U.S. Website)
Share and take real-world measurements from laser scans, and create professional-grade 3D point clouds and mesh from high-resolution photos.

ReCap Pro reality capture software and services

ReCap 360 Ultimate (U.S. Website)
Share and take real-world measurements from laser scans with automatic targetless registration, and create professional-grade 3D point clouds and mesh from high-resolution photos.

Sim 360 Pro Moldflow flexible simulation tools in the cloud

Sim 360 Moldflow (U.S. Website)
Sim 360 Pro capabilities, plus plastic injection molding analysis.

Sim 360 Pro flexible simulation tools in the cloud

Sim 360 Pro (U.S. Website)
Improve your mechanical, fluid flow/thermal, and structural analysis.


Explore other Subscription options

Maintenance Subscription

Maximize the value of your perpetual license with immediate software updates, technical support, and flexible licensing.

Cloud Service Subscription

Access software in the cloud for powerful computing and simplified collaboration.


Note: All Subscription benefits may not be available for all products or services in all languages and/or geographies. Subscription programs are subject to the applicable Autodesk Subscription terms and conditions(U.S. Website) and/or Autodesk Terms of Service (U.S. Website).

* Available to Maintenance Subscription customers during the term of their Subscription.