Upgrades and previous versions of Autodesk software

You can find all the information you need about using earlier versions of your licences here.

Three previous versions

A new Autodesk subscription and an Autodesk maintenance plan give you the right to use the most recent and the three previous versions of the software. That's all pretty clear, but what if your right to use a previous version lapses when a new release comes out? Read on for an explanation.

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Earlier versions

Autodesk has combined all the conditions and options under their ‘previous versions’ policy. This brings together the programs that fall within the scheme and the old schemes that were in place before the previous versions. You have the right to use the older versions when you purchase a subscription. 

The earlier versions to which you are entitled are defined at product level within Autodesk Collections. If you have had different licences running for some time, it is worth checking how many older versions you have access to.

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Example

Due to the extensive range of options offered by Autodesk, the way this service works is complex. The example below is used to explain how it works:

  Purchased in the past (with a maintenance plan!) Just purchased
When When the 2012 version was the latest version. The 2017 version is now the latest version.
Number of licences that form part of a maintenance plan 10 15
Program Revit 2012 Revit 2017
Earlier versions to which you are entitled   2016, 2015, 2014

In the example above, you have the option to use Revit 2017, 2016, 2015 or 2014 with 15 seats and Revit 2013 or 2012 with 10 seats.

Note: In the above case you may never exceed the total number of licences (in this example 25) that have been purchased.

List of previous versions for each program

Autodesk provides 'previous version' access to the vast majority of programs. This list provides the most comprehensive information in this respect.

To use versions older than 2014, you need to get ‘special approval’ from Autodesk. If you are interested in this, please contact a member of our service team.

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