Readers Balk at Yearly AutoCAD Upgrades

30 Jun, 2006 By: Sara Ferris

Subscription pricing can offer savings, but annual releases lead to headaches for many users, our feedback shows


A year is not enough, at least when it comes to the timing of major software releases. That was the consensus of the many Cadalyst readers who wrote to respond to my May editorial, which discussed how Autodesk has structured its subscription program to be a clearly better deal than upgrading at will. Previously, the rule of thumb was to upgrade every other AutoCAD release, which meant an upgrade every three to four years. Given an annual software release cycle, most readers told us they prefer to make an actual upgrade every three releases. For those not on subscription, that means paying to upgrade just before their current version is retired by Autodesk.  Read more >>p>


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