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BMiller63
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Message 21 of 78 (655 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 10:12 AM in reply to: jeanchile

 


jeanchile wrote:

....but I don't feel I should have to "gamble" with my software subscriptions.

 

Exactly, this makes running a department/business very difficult and risky.

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DarrenP
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Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 10:17 AM in reply to: BMiller63

i agree hopefully your reseller has an email trail or something signed by someone at autodesk that says they won't charge for it because they usually do charge for downgrades

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jeanchile
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Message 23 of 78 (647 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 10:24 AM in reply to: BMiller63

Thank you for understanding my point Bmiller.

 

My team and I write business plans every year and they are forecasted for five. I own a professional service corporation and that means other than my employee compensation and health insurance my biggest expenditures are computer & software related. What should my forecasted numbers be? I think it's fabulous that AD has added 27 new software programs to my suite for free now. What should my expenses look like in 2016? I would love to see my CEO's face when I walk in with my portion of the plan and it's backed up by the information in this thread :smileywink:.

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BMiller63
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Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 12:23 PM in reply to: jeanchile

 


jeanchile wrote:

 

My team and I write business plans every year and they are forecasted for five...


And the fact that so many people don't do that is why so many engineering depts have to ask their IT and accounting depts for permission to do everything. Too many people fail to create and operate by a budget.

 

 

I think the suites are a great deal as well, but only IF they don't end up costing more than the ROI at some future point. If the suite upgrade costs an extra $500 a year, but using the tools saves me $501 worth of man hours on the next project, then I'm in the black. Good deal for me. But in order to calculate the ROI I must know what things cost, and what fees I might encounter.

 

Everybody should demand these things in writing, just as good business practice, rather than just signing on the dotted line without knowing what they are agreeing to.

 

 

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Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 12:37 PM in reply to: BMiller63

I have sent the following questions off to my VAR. I will post as soon as they email me back..

 

#1-Will there be a charge (downgrade fee of sorts) to opt out of the suites?

 

According to the last email I got from Autodesk about being upgraded to the Ultimate Suite… “You will not be charged for this upgrade during your current Subscription term.”

#2-Has Autodesk given any information on the cost of subscription when the current subscription term (which I assume is yearly) is up?

 

#3-If I decide to opt out of the suites what will it cost me to keep Autodesk Inventor Professional and Autocad Mechanical on subscription like I do today.

 

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RayFeiler
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Message 26 of 78 (581 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 12:56 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

I, like everyone else, am not sure what the future holds. It is my understanding that the Inventor Suites are no more. You can still purchase Inventor/Inventor Pro without AutoCAD Mechanical but not bundled. So my guess is that if you only need/want Inventor/AutoCAD you will have to opt out of the new Design suite, leaving you with only Inventor, and then purchase AutoCAD next release cycle. :mansurprised:

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jeanchile
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Message 27 of 78 (513 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 07:36 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thank you immensely mcgyvr. I am eager to hear what they have to say.

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Message 28 of 78 (510 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 07:52 PM in reply to: jeanchile

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate is now available for Subscription Customers

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BMiller63
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Message 29 of 78 (504 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 08:07 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

 


mcgyvr wrote:

I have sent the following questions off to my VAR. I will post as soon as they email me back...

 


Thanks mcgyvr!

 

 

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hoser_71
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Message 30 of 78 (503 Views)

Re: You've Been Upgraded to Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate!

04-14-2011 08:10 PM in reply to: BMiller63

Try talking to your VAR and bargain for a longer subscription contract.  We negotiated a 3 year subscription contract to lock in the rate.  We were also able to get a discount and some free services as well. 

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