Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program?
The Autodesk® Systems Legacy Program provides customers who own valid licenses of select retired Autodesk® Systems software the opportunity to purchase discounted, new licenses of current Autodesk products. The Systems Legacy Program offers qualified customers a savings of 30 percent** off their purchase of a new current Autodesk product. The purchased product must be the same as the product you currently own.
2. What is the current discount Autodesk is offering to legacy customers?
Under the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program, customers with eligible software have the opportunity to purchase new licenses of current Autodesk Systems products at a 30 percent discount off the Suggested Retail Price when purchased with Autodesk® Subscription. Autodesk Subscription is required at time of the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program software license purchase. Note: Hardware is not included in the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program.
3. Who is eligible to participate in the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program?
Commercial customers who own a valid license of the selected, retired Autodesk software that was not upgraded before the respective, publicly announced retirement dates are eligible for this promotion. Government customers in the United States and Canada may also participate in the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program.
4. Which Autodesk products are eligible for the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program?
Valid licenses of Autodesk Flame, Flint, Smoke, and Inferno that are four or more versions behind the current software version and that were licensed by Autodesk. Versions not licensed by Autodesk (i.e. software licensed by companies other than Autodesk) are not eligible. Please contact an Autodesk Authorized Reseller to find out if the product you are using is eligible.
5. Am I eligible to “upgrade” my retired software?
Legacy licenses are not upgrades or crossgrades from retired products, but are discounted new licenses. Upgrades or crossgrades from retired products are not available for purchase from Autodesk after the retirement of that product. As with upgrades and crossgrades, Autodesk Systems Legacy Program transactions require a valid serial number from the retired product for each new license purchased. Qualified seats were licensed by Autodesk and conform to the corresponding version number in the chart below. Seats licensed before March 1999 are not eligible.
Autodesk® Flame® software
7 or 8
Autodesk® Smoke® software
3 to 6
Autodesk® Flint® software
7 or 8
Autodesk® Inferno® software
4 or 5
6. Is Autodesk Subscription required to purchase through the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program?
Yes, Autodesk Subscription is required on legacy purchases. Subscription holders receive benefits: incremental product enhancements, personalized web support and self-paced training options with one annual fee.
7. Are there any other requirements to participate in the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program?
Yes, in addition to the purchase of Autodesk Subscription, and providing a valid serial number for the qualifying products in an amount equivalent to the number of new discounted licenses a customer wants to purchase under this program, customers who purchase under the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program the old software license will no longer be allowed to be used and you will be required to accept the Master Systems Software License Agreement (MSSLA) and to sign the Software Removal Agreement (SRA) for the old software.
8. How can I get more information on the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program?
An Autodesk Authorized Reseller will be able to assist you with additional information you may need about the Autodesk Systems Legacy Program. Contact your Autodesk Authorized Value Added Reseller today.
** International pricing and discounts may vary.