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Registered: ‎09-20-2012
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Downgrade ADSK Product Design Suite Premium to Standard

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09-20-2012 12:40 AM



We use ADSK PDS Premium 2012 with subscription.

With the release 2013 Inventor is included in the standard edition.

Therefore i have called my reseller to check out the possibility to downgrade oure premium edition down to standard edition.

Now the reseller told me that we have to pay more than 2'000.- CHF per workplace to do this change... :smileymad:

I can't belive that a simple downgrade from one edition to an other can costs so much!




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Message 2 of 5 (361 Views)

Re: Downgrade ADSK Product Design Suite Premium to Standard

09-20-2012 06:52 AM in reply to: mail

Hi mail,


This is correct, downgrades follow the usual upgrade policy, meaning that customer pays the usual upgrade price when doing a “downgrade”.

Camilo Lemos
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Message 3 of 5 (330 Views)

Re: Downgrade ADSK Product Design Suite Premium to Standard

10-03-2012 01:21 PM in reply to: mail

So you are getting LESS product but are paying MORE for it.  That makes perfect sense.  Thanks for the "free" upgrade Autodesk.  We never had a choice when going to Premium because there wasn't a Standard addition back then that included Inventor.  Now we don't need the Premium package, but have to pay a lot of money to get less of a product.

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Re: Downgrade ADSK Product Design Suite Premium to Standard

05-24-2013 12:33 PM in reply to: mail

Seems like Autodesk don't care too much about changing needs of their customers.

We have several PDSUs where only Inventor is used.

We'd like to hire more engineers.

Why not make favor to us and give us let say 3 seats of Inventor for 2 seats of PDSUs for some reasobnable fee?

Autodesk will loose nothing this way (subscription payments would even increase).

But reseller just refuses to discuss ANY downgrade from suite to individual product

It seems like the only way is to stop subscription for PDSUs and buy Inventor....

But if we will stop subscription .... we will start from scratch and then who knows which soft vendor we would choose...

Think about it.


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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
Message 5 of 5 (212 Views)

Re: Downgrade ADSK Product Design Suite Premium to Standard

05-26-2013 07:35 PM in reply to: mail
There are no "downgrade" or "upgrade" options at Autodesk when it involves a different software or bundles UNLESS there is a special offer on the table.
That has always been the case, ask anyone over the last dozen years who bought a vertical (Civil, MEP, ARCH etc) to only find out they use plain AutoCAD.

Same with bundled packages: you think you are simply giving back software when in fact you are buying a complete different bundle (regardless of what is in the bundle).

It's sad no one makes any effort to remind buyers if this fact BEFORE they fall for a special "cheap" price on a flashy bundle. So they have to find out the hard way.
You should always ask when you buy anything about changes later: IMHO very few users find bundles worth it after the first renewal sticker shock hits them.
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