Mandatory Retirement Age
Regardless of your opinion about software retirement, the fact is that Autodesk is retiring Inventor Series 7 software on Saturday, October 15, 2005 and all AutoCAD 2002-based software on Monday, January 16, 2006.
And Don't Count on Social Security
After those dates you will not get support or upgrades from Autodesk for that software.
If you upgrade before the end of July you may get a discount of up to 20% off your upgrade (if you also purchase subscription, which is not discounted). I have found no mention of discounts for eye glasses, dentures, or hearing aids.
Last year the best retirement discount was May through July, second best was August through October, and there was no discount after that. Those odd dates, by the way, coincide with Autodesk's fiscal year which begins February 1: Q1=Feb-Mar-Apr, Q2=May-Jun-Jul, Q3=Aug-Sep-Oct, Q4=Nov-Dec-Jan. If you can't upgrade right away, you will need to check with your reseller after the beginning of each quarter. BIAS ALERT: I work for a reseller during the day, so of course I want you to upgrade (with me) as soon as possible.
I'm not planning a retirement party, but if you do, please send me an invitation. For more information about Autodesk software retirement, contact your reseller and go to http://www.autodesk.com/upgradetoday
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Mandatory Retirement Age
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Did Autodesk miss your city for the recent Realize Your Ideas Tour?
You can still get great information about the latest Autodesk software through a series of Realize Your Ideas Webcasts. Both general and industry-specific webcasts are scheduled:
AutoCAD Webcast Series
Architecture Webcast Series
MEP Webcast Series
Manufacturing and Mechanical Design Webcast Series
Electrical Controls Design Webcast Series
Mapping and GIS Webcast Series
Civil Engineering Webcast Series
The first webcasts start July 12, so register soon at Autodesk Realize Your Ideas Webcast Series
7/07/2005 01:30:00 PM
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
I guess it was inevitable. My last posted article received an odd comment:
Good news. AutoCAD 2006 trial version can download from http://www.autodesk.com?
That's a curious comment for an article about purchasing a portable DVD-ROM for installing software isn't it? The link for the person leaving the comment is anydwg.com. Apparently someone there decided to do a little unorthodox marketing. Anyone else experiencing this on their blog?
7/05/2005 04:00:00 PM