How much will you save in comparison with a
All the Autodesk products that we sell in our e-shop have no
expiration date, which means that you will only pay once for them
and then they will be yours forever, saving you plenty of money
that you would otherwise give for a subscription!
Have a look at our comparison of prices for perpetual ownership
of AutoCAD LT 2018 and for a long-term subscription.
AutoCAD LT 2018: Perpetual ownership price versus
*Total Cost of Ownership
The AutoCAD LT 2018 with no
expiration date will pay itself off in less than 5
following year, you will save 500 €, which means that in another 6
years, you would
have saved 2 800 € in total. The
longer you’ll use AutoCAD LT, the more your savings will
What’s more, the perpetual
ownership of the product allows you to resell it once you don’t need
it, which means you would even get some of the money you paid
for it back.
How come you offer perpetual
Autodesk has discontinued the release of its non-subscription
products in January 2016, but you can still find even the latest
versions in our offer. How is that possible?
It’s because we sell “used” Autodesk software. When the product
was originally bought by the first acquirer, it included a
maintenance agreement that allows the owner to upgrade to the
latest version available. Once the originally sold product is
upgraded, it can be sold further as the version it was upgraded to.
The latest news about Autodesk maintenance plans can be found
Are Autodesk perpetual products transferable?
The transfer of non-subscription products to another
owner is permitted within the European Union (EU) and the European
Free Trade Association (EFTA) on the condition that
the product was originally purchased in the EU, or EFTA. Read more
about the transfer of ownership of Autodesk products on their official website.
Introducing AutoCAD LT category
LT products are perfect for: small
businesses, environmental engineers, interior designers, landscape
and garden architects, technical or artistic studios
- Comprehensive set of drawing tools that can be used for simple
as well as complex multi-layered drawings.
- Straight forward learning curve that allows you to quickly
start drafting basic, yet professional looking drafts and
- High accuracy that is especially useful for technical and
- Possibility to export the final document into a PDF file that
can be easily shared with anyone.
- The LT version can be used effectively on a regular computer
without the need to have very advanced hardware.
Please note: The AutoCAD LT products that
we offer can differ as newer releases usually come with additional
features and improvements of the already existing ones. The
following description focuses on one of the latest perpetual
products – AutoCAD LT 2018.
Introducing AutoCAD LT 2018
LT editions offer fast, precise and simplified, yet professionally
executed 2D drafting and documentation. Designed primarily for less
demanding users and tasks, it offers a more affordable solution for
your team, in comparison with the full version of
improved 2D drawing tools increase the efficiency and accuracy of
your team and minimize repetitive work – beside the standard vector
drafting, you can attach raster images to your vector drawings as
externally referenced files, quickly view, access, manage, and plot
multiple drawings as a sheet, and enjoy a streamlined intuitive
interface while working.
the TrustedDWG technology, you can share your work with other team
members on desktop, cloud and mobile platforms; additionally, files
created with it are compatible with all other Autodesk
new in AutoCAD LT 2018?
- PDF import – import geometry, fills,
font files, TrueType text, and raster images from a PDF
- External file references – fix broken
paths for externally referenced files with ease
- Object selection – selected objects stay
selected even if you pan or zoom offscreen
- Text to Mtext – convert combinations of
single-line and multi-line text to a single Mtext object
- User interface – work intuitively with
common dialog boxes and toolbars
- Design views – edit and manage AutoCAD
views and drawings online from any computer with Autodesk’s A360
- High-resolution monitor support – enjoy
clear and smooth viewing experience even on 4K and higher
GHz or faster
Graphics: 1 GB CPU processor; DirectX 9; 1360 x
768 screen resolution
Operating system: Windows 7
SP1, 8.1, 10 (64-bit only); Mac OS 10.13 or later (64-bit
IMPORTANT: Starting with AutoCAD LT 2020, the
program only runs on systems with the 64-bit architecture as the
compatibility with 32-bit architecture systems has been
Please keep in mind that the minimum hardware requirements
differ significantly between AutoCAD LT versions, that’s why you
should always check this information in the product detail of a
AutoCAD LT vs AutoCAD
What is the difference between these two versions?
The main and most important one is that AutoCAD LT is focused on
2D drafting, drawings, and documentation, whether the full version
of AutoCAD not only offers 2D drawing, but also 3D modeling and
You can see a basic overview of the differences in the table
below. If you would like to learn more about the mentioned
features, just click the one you are interested in and the link
will take you to the feature description.
AutoCAD LT vs AutoCAD comparison table
AutoCAD LT vs AutoCAD - feature
In AutoCAD LT you can open and
view 3D models created in the full version of AutoCAD, but you
can’t create any new ones or edit them. AutoCAD provides full
support for 3D modelling.
AutoCAD LT allows you to
display, edit and change values of existing constrained drawings. A
full version of AutoCAD provides full support for parametric
AutoCAD is available in the SLM
and NLM licensing model. AutoCAD LT is available in the SLM
version, NLM is not supported.
What is the difference between SLM
SLM = Single License Manager: 1 SLM product
can be installed and used on 1 device.
NLM = Network License Manager: 1 NLM product
can be installed on an unlimited number of devices, but can be used
only on 1 device at any given moment. The total number of
products that can be in use equals the amount of NLMs you have
A simple customization is
available for AutoCAD LT - for instance: writing scripts, creating
and modifying toolbars or using custom hatch patterns and
linetypes. Apart from the aforementioned features, the full version
of AutoCAD supports a number of Application Programming Interfaces
(APIs) for more advanced customization.
Express Tools is a library of
productivity tools designed to extend the power of AutoCAD
products. This set of very useful additional tools is provided by
Autodesk as a courtesy to their customers, but since they’re
officially unsupported, the company doesn’t take any responsibility
for their successful operation. These tools are available in the
full version of AutoCAD.
Should I choose AutoCAD LT, or AutoCAD?
Still not sure which of the versions is a better fit for you?
Check what you should consider before you make a final
1. Type of market and future
Your choice should be based on the type of
market you want to aim at with your designs. Residential
construction projects can be presented in 2D, but for advanced
commercial constructions you might need 3D design and
2. Learning curves
Do you have time and
resources to train your employees? It may take time to get
familiarized with the program, so make sure that you checked basic
features and tools available in both software products before
making a decision. As AutoCAD LT offers only 2D drafting and has
less advanced features, it will take less time to start using
3. Price and return on investment
purchase of new software should be treated as an investment. New
functionalities should let you create more valuable projects and
generate more profit. Consider which features are essential for you
and the future development of your business and count which version
of AutoCAD will bring a better ROI.