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    Default Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    This has turned into a fairly wide ranging discussion, bringing up may old issues about buying vs subscription, cloud based or not, access to older version files by newer versions, etc.

    I guess my original point is directed at folks who have already decided fusion 360 was for them, and coming changes might make us change the way we obtain it. I share both sides of the argument about "free" software, I am grateful for Autodesk providing it as it has up until now, and skeptical that a large company will always be so generous to non paying users.

    I personally chose to pay for the subscription based on the $310 per year, supposedly locked in at that price forever. Even though I have never used it for a business, and have no plans to do so. I viewed it as a fairly inexpensive way to maintain access the features I have available now, if the future leads to more reductions in the free version. I might be wrong, but I have no knowledge of any integrated CAD/CAM from a major player in the industry from anyone for even close to the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclestart View Post
    I think you're referring to my post in another thread.

    From$1000/yr to $100,000/yr start-up license is still available (at Autodesk's discretion)
    To qualify for a free license revenue must be below $1000/yr. The free license has lost some capabilities (mostly translators ?)
    Imo $1000/yr revenue is only pocket money for tooling, not profit.

    For a profit making operation $310 annual subscription is a very nice price. I wasn't whining, just pointing out $1000/yr is lemonade stand dollars.
    the start up version is also free, i am using that for some time now. you have the full capacity of the software.

    to my understanding it is also free in the new model from autodesk as i got from a 4 day old post on the autodesk website.
    please correct me if i am mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neptunier View Post
    the start up version is also free, i am using that for some time now. you have the full capacity of the software.

    to my understanding it is also free in the new model from autodesk as i got from a 4 day old post on the autodesk website.
    please correct me if i am mistaken.
    michael
    Yes, free for start-ups after applying and getting accepted. At least that's how I read it:
    https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/f...artups#qualify

    I'm not operating a business but do sell the occasional item. If that's more than $1000/yr who knows ? Certainly not Autodesk.

    Sorry for any confusion.

    Anyone who says "It only goes together one way" has no imagination.


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    Default Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclestart View Post
    Yes, free for start-ups after applying and getting accepted. At least that's how I read it:
    https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/f...artups#qualify

    I'm not operating a business but do sell the occasional item. If that's more than $1000/yr who knows ? Certainly not Autodesk.

    Sorry for any confusion.
    You still have me confused. Where is this $1,000 per year coming from? The qualifications for the Startup License are:

    - Businesses with 10 or fewer employees.
    - Businesses (including parent entities) generating less than $100,000 USD in total annual revenue.
    - Willingness to share your story with the Autodesk Fusion 360 community.

    If you make less than $100K (not $1K) a year from your business use of Fusion, you can still use the software for free. This is the license I use, but I'm thinking of upgrading to lock in the Commercial Version price.


    *EDIT* I was just looking further into this and found what you are talking about:

    *Individuals with “hobby businesses,” generating less than $1,000 USD in annual revenue, are exempt from the non-commercial requirement, thus for the free, personal use of Fusion 360.

    I thought you were talking about the Startup License having a $1K limit. My mistake.

    Juan


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    Default Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    I paid for the license for the first year I used Fusion because I wanted support. It was worth it. The support was solid, and it got me rolling on the software when I had issues. The modeling was fairly straightforward for me, but I spent a lot of time getting help with CAM. I'd be willing to pay again just for the support, the price is minimal in the scheme of things.



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    Default Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    The $1000 you are all referring to is an exemption for semi-commercial people to still get a free license if they are selling less than $1000/yr of product.
    *Individuals with “hobby businesses,” generating less than $1,000 USD in annual revenue, are exempt from the non-commercial requirement, thus for the free, personal use of Fusion 360.*

    The $100,000 still is used to distinguish a start-up from a commercial entity.

    Non-commercial use is still free.

    A matrix of features for each license type is here:

    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...DCphHyYipbzT64



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