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License Downgrade

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07-17-2008 12:03 PM
Does Autodesk allow you downgrade your licenses?

We use a Piping software that only needs Autocad to run. The last time we upgraded in 2006 our IT guy purchased Inventor Series. So now we are looking to upgrade Autocad only and they are saying we need to upgrade Inventor, because our license is tied to inventor.

Help!!!

Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 12:05 PM in reply to: tellery
This is correct. You'll need to upgrade Inventor to upgrade AutoCAD.
Or buy a new seat of just AutoCAD.

Paul

"tellery" wrote in message news:5984432@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Does Autodesk allow you downgrade your licenses?
>
> We use a Piping software that only needs Autocad to run. The last time we
> upgraded in 2006 our IT guy purchased Inventor Series. So now we are
> looking to upgrade Autocad only and they are saying we need to upgrade
> Inventor, because our license is tied to inventor.
>
> Help!!!
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Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 12:08 PM in reply to: tellery
So basically we are screwed. Could you downgrade your licenses in the past????
*Joshua Tapp
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Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 12:26 PM in reply to: tellery
Nope.

This is progress!

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wrote in message news:5984435@discussion.autodesk.com...
So basically we are screwed. Could you downgrade your licenses in the
past????
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Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 12:32 PM in reply to: tellery
Maybe downgrade is not the right word. Can you change your license back to Autocad? We were buying Autocad only in the past, and one stupid move by our IT guy and we are forced to always buy the other product which we will never ever use. All we need is Autocad to run our piping software, not Inventor.
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Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 12:43 PM in reply to: tellery
Is price your concern? Because we also only use AutoCAD but bought the pacakage deal because it was cheaper than just buying AutoCAD. I guess Autodesk is trying to move these package deals by pricing them better than plain AutoCAD, or at least that is what our reseller has stated.
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Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 01:51 PM in reply to: tellery
Price is a concern, because now that we are ready to upgrade, we just want to upgrade Autocad. But, because our IT guy purchased Inventor Series are forced to Upgrade all the Products in the Inventor Series.

To upgrade ACAD 2006 to 2009 ($1500 a seat)

To Upgrade Inventer from 2006 to 2009 ($4000 a seat)
*Lance White
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Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 02:03 PM in reply to: tellery
How much to buy Autocad?

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"tellery" wrote in message news:5984586@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Price is a concern, because now that we are ready to upgrade, we just want
> to upgrade Autocad. But, because our IT guy purchased Inventor Series
> are forced to Upgrade all the Products in the Inventor Series.
>
> To upgrade ACAD 2006 to 2009 ($1500 a seat)
>
> To Upgrade Inventer from 2006 to 2009 ($4000 a seat)

Re: License Downgrade

07-17-2008 10:56 PM in reply to: tellery
You should speak with your Autodesk dealer.

I know there's such a thing as a Crossgrade where you pay Autodesk a price
for going from one software platform, in this case Inventor, to AutoCAD.

Paul

"tellery" wrote in message news:5984586@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Price is a concern, because now that we are ready to upgrade, we just want
> to upgrade Autocad. But, because our IT guy purchased Inventor Series
> are forced to Upgrade all the Products in the Inventor Series.
>
> To upgrade ACAD 2006 to 2009 ($1500 a seat)
>
> To Upgrade Inventer from 2006 to 2009 ($4000 a seat)
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Re: License Downgrade

07-18-2008 04:57 AM in reply to: tellery
I talked to 2 local resellers they are telling me we cannot do any kind of downgrade or crossgrade.
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