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As of now, I believe the Autodesk subscription program is voluntary.

Also, they're planning on "retiring" version 2000i next January, so my
version 2004 should be good for a few more years.  I'll keep checking
though.

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Jason Kilgore
Leigh & O'Kane, LLC
Kansas City, Missouri

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 12:46 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Software maintenance
> 
> I agree with what you are saying regarding base programs like Word and
> Excel, and I did not intend to include those programs in my comment.  We
> also upgrade these programs intermittently, usually with an upgrade in
> computer hardware.
> 
> AutoCAD, however, has moved to a subscription based update program the
> same
> as the engineering software companies.  We now maintain a subscription for
> our Cad seats the same as our analysis programs.  Low cost update
> opportunities will be rapidly diminishing, and if you miss a couple
> versions
> you may find yourself paying full purchase price yet again.
> 
> 
> 
> Paul Feather PE, SE
> pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
> www.SE-Solutions.net



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