Posted by Ken Pimentel, 17 April 2008 7:13 am
Starting with 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 Autodesk has improved the subscription benefit where customers are enabled to operate version of the software up to 3 versions back from the current release. This benefit applies to both standalone and network licenses, and is only valid with a current subscription contract.
This is not a new policy as much as an extended benefit of the existing entitlement that allows a Subscription customer who legally licensed a previous version, including those older than three releases back, to continue to use the
previous version, provided they do not exceed the maximum number of licenses that
were originally obtained for that release, and in no event more than the number of
seats currently on Subscription.
As of April 7, 2008, this benefit is being enhanced. Effective on that date, customers may use previous versions of up to three (3) releases back from the 2009 product release up to the total number of licenses of the product currently under Subscription. Subscription customers who do not have the previous version of the software may request available media through the Subscription Center.
As part of the enhancements to current policy, we do not require that subscribers have owned the eligible previous version(s). With the 2009 product release, subscribers may use current version or up to three versions back whether or not those previous version(s) were owned. Whereas under the current policy, Subscribers can use previous versions of products they have on Subscription only if they legally owned a license for that version.
ABC is automatically generating these licenses for customers with subscription, for standalone seats itâs done on the backend. When customers get their 2009 release and go through the authorization process they will get updated license codes that support this benefit.
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