Autodesk Questions and Answers

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AutoCAD® Revit® Suites
Questions and Answers for
Resellers
For internal use only. The information contained in
this document cannot be disclosed to customers
until December 14, 2012.
This document outlines questions and answers
regarding the discontinuation of Autodesk®
Subscription for AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture
Suite, AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite, and
AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite on January 7, 2013.
1. What changes are being made to the availability of Autodesk Subscription for
the AutoCAD Revit Suites?
On January 7, 2013, Autodesk will discontinue Autodesk® Subscription for AutoCAD®
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Revit Architecture Suite, AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite, and AutoCAD Revit MEP
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2. Why is Autodesk discontinuing Subscription for the AutoCAD Revit Suites?
Autodesk introduced the AutoCAD Revit Suites to support our customers in the building
industry as they transitioned from CAD to Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.
The AutoCAD Revit Suites enabled customers to support their ongoing and legacy project
work based on AutoCAD® software, while making the transition to BIM at their own pace.
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In 2011, Autodesk introduced Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate
Editions, which enhanced the AutoCAD Revit Suites offering by including access to
complementary applications that support the entire project lifecycle – from conception to
completion. Since its introduction, Building Design Suite has become one of Autodesk’s
most popular product offerings. Because the applications in the AutoCAD Revit Suites are
included in Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate Editions, Autodesk
removed the new seat SKUs for the AutoCAD Revit Suites from Autodesk price lists
earlier this year and is discontinuing Subscription later this year in order to consolidate our
suite offerings. This will enable us to focus our suites product development on improving
BIM workflows and expanding our cloud-based capabilities.
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3. What will happen to existing Subscriptions to AutoCAD Revit Suites?
In place of their current AutoCAD Revit Suite Subscription, customers with active
Subscriptions to AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite, or
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AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite as of January 7, 2013 will be entitled to receive Autodesk
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Building Design Suite Premium, as well as access to all associated Autodesk 360 cloud
capabilities*.
4. How will AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription customers access Autodesk
Building Design Suite Premium?
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On January 7 2013, AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription customers will receive
notification that their Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium Edition 2013 is available
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for download via the Autodesk Subscription Center. A USB drive containing Building
Design Suite Premium will also be shipped automatically to customers who have specified
the delivery preference “box.” Customers who have their delivery preference set to
“download” will not automatically receive a USB, but can request a physical shipment on
Subscription Center, if desired.
5. What is Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium?
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Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium is a comprehensive building software solution,
combining the tools building professionals need for both BIM and CAD workflows. The
Premium edition provides an optimized set of tools to help architects, MEP engineers,
structural engineers, and contractors take advantage of the power of BIM and CAD
workflows to design, document, analyze, visualize, and build better buildings.
6. What does Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2013 include?
Building Design Suite Premium 2013 provides architects, MEP engineers, structural
engineers and contractors with a collection of tools to support both BIM and CAD
workflows, helping building professionals to:
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Create more consistent, higher-quality and construction project documentation
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Visualize and produce compelling visualizations to present ideas more clearly
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Use integrated simulation and analysis to help inform design and construction
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Improve control over project outcomes with valuable insight across the building
lifecycle
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Autodesk Revit 2013**, a new version of software based on the Revit platform
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that contains all of the functionality in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013,
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Autodesk Revit Structure 2013, and Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 software in a
single, comprehensive application. Learn more
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AutoCAD 2013
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AutoCAD Architecture 2013
AutoCAD® MEP 2013
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AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2013
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Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013
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Autodesk Navisworks® Simulate 2013
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Autodesk Showcase 2013
Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer 2013
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7. What benefits does Building Design Suite 2013 provide over AutoCAD Revit
Suites?
Building Design Suite 2013 contains a new version of Revit-based software that contains
all of the functionality in Revit Architecture 2013, Revit Structure 2013, and Revit MEP
2013 in a single, comprehensive application. This version of Revit-based software
provides users with easier access to a broader set of tools and content, and enables you
to customize your toolsets based on your unique needs.
Unlike AutoCAD Revit Suites, Building Design Suite Premium uses a single process to
install all of the products in the suite, streamlining deployment. You can customize the
installation process to install either all or a selection of the products in the suite. Finally,
the versions of Autodesk Revit, Navisworks Simulate, 3ds Max Design, and Showcase in
Building Design Suite contain unique workflows that enable you to move files between
applications with a single click.
8. What is the Subscription price of Building Design Suite Premium?
The current Subscription renewal price for Building Design Suite Premium is US$975.
This is a US$250 increase from the AutoCAD Revit Suite Subscription renewal price of
$725. Once AutoCAD Revit Suite Subscription is discontinued, customers who wish to
continue on Subscription will pay US$975 at the time of their renewal in 2013.
9. Will Autodesk continue to offer individual Revit-based products?
Yes, the individual Revit-based product offerings—Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk
Revit Structure, and Autodesk Revit MEP—will continue to be offered.
10. What is the communication plan for AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription
customers?
AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription contract managers will be sent an email on December
14, 2012 notifying them of their entitlement change to Building Design Suite Premium.
They will be made aware that Subscription for the AutoCAD Revit Suites is being
discontinued, and that their Subscription entitlement will be changed to Autodesk Building
Design Suite Premium edition and all associated Autodesk 360 services.
11. Is this program for AutoCAD Revit Suite Subscription customers globally?
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Yes, Subscription for AutoCAD Revit Suites are being discontinued in all countries and
languages offerings.
12. Will AutoCAD Revit Suites customers have the ability to upgrade their Building
Design Suite Premium to Ultimate?
Yes, Building Design Suite Premium customers will have the ability to upgrade to Building
Design Suite Ultimate at any time, as part of the standard upgrade programs.
13. Will AutoCAD Revit Suites customers have the ability to downgrade to
standalone Revit products?
Yes, AutoCAD Revit Suites customers have the ability to move to Revit Standalone
products through the pricelist companion matrix as an upgrade price from current release.
14. Will Autodesk continue to support AutoCAD Revit Suites?
Yes. The individual products in AutoCAD Revit Suites that are currently available will
continue to be available separately, and there are no changes to the support offered by
Autodesk.
15. Will AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription customers be required to install
Building Design Suite Premium?
No, AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription customers are not required to install Building
Design Suite Premium. Customers can continue to use the products in the AutoCAD Revit
Suites under the Subscription Previous Version Policy, and wait to install Building Design
Suite when they are ready to move to new versions of the products they are using. Unlike
the AutoCAD Revit Suites, Building Design Suite Premium uses a single process to install
all of its products, streamlining deployment.
17. How does the Subscription Previous Version Policy work for AutoCAD Revit
Suites customers who are migrated to Building Design Suites 2013 Premium
Edition?
AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription customers who are migrated to Building Design Suite
2013 Premium Edition will follow the same Previous Version Policy as any other
Subscription customer. Under the Previous Version Policy, Subscription customers are
entitled to use certain previous versions of Autodesk products concurrently with the most
current release if they meet certain conditions. For Building Design Suite, this will include
previous versions of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and Revit MEP. For full details,
please refer to the entire Previous Version Policy, which is found on Partner Portal >
Sales & Marketing .Subscription > under the “What is Subscription” section.
18. Is the AutoCAD Revit LT Suite affected by this change?
No. There are no changes to the AutoCAD Revit LT Suite offering.
19. What should resellers do now to prepare their customers for this change?
The information contained in this document cannot be disclosed to customers until
December 14, 2012.
Customers will be notified of the discontinuation of AutoCAD Revit Suites Subscription on
December 14, 2012. After the communication embargo is lifted on December 14, 2012,
prepare your customers for this change by articulating the value of the Building Design
Suites 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions including added products, Autodesk Revit
2013 single application, more streamlined workflows, and Autodesk 360 services*. Inform
your customers of the additional Subscription cost of Building Design Suite Premium
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Edition, so that they may budget appropriately when their Subscription contracts expire. A
collection of Building Design Suite sales tools are available on the Partner Portal.
*Access to certain Autodesk 360 cloud capabilities is available to Autodesk Subscription customers of Autodesk
Building Design Suite Premium only during the term of their Subscription.
**Autodesk Revit software is only available as part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and
Ultimate Editions.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Revit, Showcase, Sketchbook and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other
brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter
product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for
typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.
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