As most of you have heard by now Autodesk® has moved to a Desktop Subscription Licensing Model. It’s a fancy name for “Leasing Only/Subscription Only” or as I like to call it “Right To Use” Licensing. Basically, you no longer own the software and you are paying monthly or annually to use the license. If you fail to pay then the license shuts down! Vanilla AutoCAD® and the Verticals have already moved to this Licensing Model and the Autodesk® Suites are in the midst of transitioning.
On one hand, Autodesk® is communicating the following benefits to the market:
- Try out new tools without making a big up-front investment
- Better manage changing software and budget needs
- Flexible term lengths
On the other hand, we have all heard the message from our AutoCAD® dealers to “Buy Perpetual Licenses Now” because over the long term they are more cost effective. Very suspicious to say the least.
As the Number 1 CADWorx Dealer, we realize our CADWorx customers are tied at the hip to AutoCAD® for their Plant Design Projects. However, we also know our customers do more than just Plant Design!
With that in mind, ECE Design has partnered with Bricsys to offer BRICSCAD!
Based on the Open Design Alliance Teigha® Platform (OpenDWG), BricsCAD is a full-fledged 2D & 3D CAD software program that offers professionals one of the most advanced and intuitive drawing and modeling solutions on the market.
Add in its low price point and BricsCAD is beyond any other AutoCAD® alternative and AutoCAD® itself in some respects. Available in two main editions and open to third-party developers (with a fully implemented API), BricsCAD is the CAD solution you have been searching for to replace your AutoCAD® seats that now require the Desktop Subscription Licensing mandated by Autodesk®!