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 2012 and for a long-term subscription.
AutoCAD 2012: Perpetual ownership price versus
*Total Cost of Ownership
The AutoCAD 2012 with no expiration date will pay
itself off in 2 years.
Each following year, you will
save 2190 €, which means that in another 8 years,you would
have saved 17 700 € in total.
longer you’ll use AutoCAD, the more your savings will grow!
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.
Comparison of AutoCAD releases
Can’t decide which version to choose? Have a look at what
features are included in the individual AutoCAD releases that we
sell in our e-shop in the table below.
Introducing AutoCAD category
AutoCAD products are perfect
for: businesses of all sizes (construction and design
companies especially), architects, project managers, engineers
- Versatile array of features that can be used in many work
- Comprehensive, yet easy to use software with intuitive
- Photorealistic rendering allows better illustrations of
- Wide variety of formats for document sharing
- Library of materials such as wood or brick and adjustable
lighting will help with creating a more complete look of your
Please note: The AutoCAD 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 2020.
Introducing AutoCAD 2020
With AutoCAD 2020 you can easily produce professional 2D
documentation and drawings by using a comprehensive set of editing
and annotation tools. The program also allows you to create and
edit realistic 3D models by applying different types of surfaces,
solids, and mesh objects. Find everything you might need for 2D
drawings and 3D modelling in one software!
With AutoCAD 2020 you can:
- Use lines, polylines, User Coordinate System (UCS) and other
features to create 2D objects.
- Use dimensions, notes, and other types of explanatory symbols
or objects to add information to your drawing.
- Enjoy easy access to tools anytime you need them with the
Ribbon Tabs and Panels.
- Attach and import data from PDF files into a drawing.
- Share and/or reuse data from DGN, Navisworks, and Bing Maps
files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
- Customize user interface with a vast collection of additional
tools and APIs.
- Choose a data source to extract property data from selected
objects to a table or to an external file.
- Add lights, apply materials and visual styles to objects in
your 3D models, and create high-resolution rendered images.
What’s new in AutoCAD 2020?
New Dark Theme
The new dark blue theme
provides contrast improvements, sharper icons and better looking
interface that’s easy on the eyes.
Blocks palette helps to
insert blocks with visual galleries. You can drag and drop them
into the drawing from Current Drawing, Recent, or Other Drawing
Quick Measurement Tool
This new tool allows
you to measure distances in the drawing in real time by moving the
cursor in the drawing area, over and between objects.
Improved DWG Compare tool
You can now
compare two versions of a drawing in the same window and import
changes into the current drawing constantly. The DWG Compare
toolbar allows you to activate/deactivate selected layers, making
it easier to see differences and apply adjustments from one version
to the other.
Redesigned Purge command
This feature has
been adjusted to make removing unused objects (such as block
definitions, layers, or dimension styles) easier, so that your
drawing contains only relevant information.
Minimum hardware requirements
Processor: 2.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Disk Space: 6 GB
Graphics: 1 GB CPU; DirectX 11; 1920 x 1080 screen
resolution with True Color
Operating system: Windows (64-bit only for every
system) 7 SP1, 8.1, 10; Mac OS 10.13 or later (64-bit)
IMPORTANT: Starting with AutoCAD 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 versions, that’s why you
should always check this information in the product detail of a
AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT
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 vs AutoCAD LT comparison table
AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT – 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.
The full version of
AutoCAD provides a complete support for parametric drawings – a
technology that allows designing with constraints = geometric and
dimensional associations and restrictions are applied to your 2D
designs. With AutoCAD LT you can display, edit and change values of
existing constrained drawings, but you won’t be able to create new
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, or AutoCAD LT?
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 projects
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 visualization.
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 softwares before making a
decision. As AutoCAD LT offers only 2D drafting and has less
advanced features, it will take less time to start using the
3. Price and return of 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.