Autodesk has announced the discontinuation of maintenance plans on the 7th of May, 2021. It will not be possible to renew a maintenance plan after this date, and customers will have the opportunity to switch their licenses to subscriptions before then.

A maintenance plan is the only way to maintain and maximize your investment in Autodesk perpetual software licenses. With maintenance plans, you’re delivered the tools you need to support your business. You’ll always have access to the latest software and product enhancements, flexible licensing rights that allow you to use current and previous versions of your software at home or abroad*, simplified collaboration via Autodesk cloud services, and the support you need to keep things running smoothly. A maintenance plan is the smart choice to ensure you get the most from your perpetual license software.

After July 31, 2016, new perpetual licenses with maintenance plans will not be available for purchase, with some exceptions.

Here is What You Get When You Have A Maintenance Plan:


Access to the latest software

With a maintenance plan, you have instant access to the latest product releases and enhancements.

  • Stay current on the latest software and learning materials rather than waiting for major releases.
  • Update software straightaway or choose a time that is right for your entire team.

More about updates and releases

Software when you need it, where you need it

With a maintenance plan, use your software in more places with instant access to the latest product releases and enhancements.

Autodesk support

You will have access to:

  • Offshore Autodesk support specialists
  • Moderated community support forums
  • E-learning opportunities and exclusive training webcasts


Administrative tools

Your maintenance plan provides a simplified software setup and an improved user management experience so that you can stay focused on designing and making, without worrying about your software. Easy-to-use administrative tools allow you to simply and effectively manage software licences, seats and usage from your Autodesk Account.

Learn more about administrative tools

Additional cloud and software services

Work smarter without tying up your desktop. Get access to additional services in the cloud, such as:

  • Faster rendering and visualisation abilities
  • Collaboration tools
  • Secure storage

To learn more about the many benefits of Maintenance Plan, contact us today.

More information from Autodesk

Top reasons to renew

Enhance your Software, add CADPRO Technical Support

CADPRO Technical Support
  • Expert On Demand** telephone, email and remote desktop support.
  • Automated support ticketing service.
  • Easy budgeting for software support costs.
  • Access to discounted training.


Autodesk Support which includes Community support forums, Autodesk web support, knowledge base, help documents, tutorials, and training videos. CADPRO Systems extend Autodesk Support** with local technical support delivered by our staff for errors with installation and licensing. Additional premium support, CADPRO Technical Support can be added to your Autodesk maintenance plan or when you subscribe to Autodesk products.
** Any onsite service is an additional charge. No product training, customisation or implementation services are provided with this particular offering and subject to reasonable use.
Access to services requires an Internet connection and is subject to any geographical restrictions set forth in the Terms of Service.