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3 weeks ago, Autodesk announced the retirement of multi-user licenses. The original plan was that no more new multi-user license purchase after May 7, 2020. However, because the extraordinary case with the Covid-19 spreads Autodesk decided to move it to August 2020. You can see the announcement in Autodesk News here: A message from Autodesk on COVID-19.
If you are not aware about the retirement yet, you can continue to read this article.
Autodesk to Retire Multi-User Licenses
Last year Autodesk also stop using a serial number and requires the users to login. It seems that this transition has been planned and executed in several phases.
The transition itself will start in
May August 2020. You can’t purchase a new multi-user license after that date. However, you can still renew your existing license until the retirement in August 7, 2021.
You can find more information, such as the trade-in offer, FAQ, and infographics here: https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/transition-to-named-user
If you still have more questions, Autodesk created a special forum for the customers here: Subscription Changes forum.
About the Trade-In Offer
May August 7, 2020, there is only one type of subscription available for purchase.
After August 2021, you only have one license option: a named user subscription.
- If you have a multi-user maintenance subscription then you need to trade-in to subscription or keep using your perpetual license without a subscription.
- If you have a multi-user subscription then you need to switch to named user subscription.
The offer will give you two named user access for your first subscription renewal only.
There are several products that are excluded from this transition, at least for now. You can find the list on this page: Autodesk Transition to named user program – terms and conditions.
Maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and subscriptions with multi-user access will retire on August 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.