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Perpetual License Discontinuation of Autodesk Design and Creation Suites

Important Perpetual License Update!

Following on from the announcement earlier in the year that Autodesk will be discontinuing perpetual licences for individual software products, Autodesk announced that their next step will be to transition the remaining majority of Autodesk's product portfolio, to an entirely subscription-based offering.

After July 31st 2016 Autodesk will no longer be selling perpetual licences of most Autodesk Design and Creation Suites.

Last day to purchase a NEW perpetual license for:

Most individual desktop software products - 31st January 2016

Autodesk Design and Creation Suites & additional individual desktop software products - 31st July 2016

For more information contact your local Graitec office today.

The way you buy your Autodesk software is changing...

Important information for all Autodesk customers & prospects:
New perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk products will not be available for purchase after 31st January 2016. Existing perpetual licenses can continue to be used and kept up-to-date with an active Maintenance Subscription.

Over the next two years, Autodesk will be gradually transitioning new software purchases to Subscription based options only.  In the first phase of this transition, after 31st January 2016, new seats of individual software products will only be available via pay-as-you-go Desktop Subscription options.

You will, however, be able to continue using your existing perpetual licenses.  For software that is on Maintenance Subscription, you will receive ongoing updates and retain access to your benefits by keeping your Maintenance Subscription current.

Special savings are available for a limited time*:

  • Up to 20% off a new perpetual license SRP when purchased with a 3-year Maintenance Subscription**.
  • Up to 25% off new Desktop Subscription SRP (annual, 2 or 3 year) for customers who have a 2005-2015 perpetual license***.

There’s never been a better time to choose what works best for your budget, your people, and your projects.
Get access to the latest Autodesk software, licensing rights, and support with Autodesk Subscription.

 To help reduce any impact to your business, we recommend taking some time now to understand and evaluate your options ahead of the change.  Please feel free to contact your local Graitec branch to discuss this change further with a member of our team.

* Terms & conditions apply.  Offers available from 7th May 2015 - 24th July 2015.
**20% off Autodesk’s suggested retail price (SRP) for a new perpetual license of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD family products, selected Autodesk individual products and Autodesk Design and Creation Suites when purchased with a three-year Maintenance Subscription.
***Customers buying a one-, two-, or three-year Desktop Subscription of eligible AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD family products, selected Autodesk individual products or Autodesk Design & Creation Suites will receive 25% off Autodesk’s regular suggested retail price; this is equal to paying the full suggested retail price for 9 months only while receiving 12 months of Desktop Subscription benefits per annual term purchased. Offer available to customers owning perpetual licences of qualifying old releases of eligible software products.

Full product list, details and restrictions can be found at
Cannot be combined with Major Account pricing, Government pricing, Employee Purchase program or any other discounts.


Graitec - Adris - MicroCAD - LOGO

Press Release

November 25th, 2014

Adris, MicroCAD and Graitec UK become one company Graitec Limited

Southampton, UK, November 25th 2014 - GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM*, CAD** and structural analysis solutions across the AEC*** and Manufacturing marketplaces, and also an Autodesk PLATINUM partner, is pleased to announce the coming together of its 3 UK companies, Adris Ltd, MicroCAD Ltd and Graitec UK Ltd into one company GRAITEC LIMITED.

Following on from the acquisition of MicroCAD Ltd earlier this year and the joining of Graitec UK and Adris it has been decided to formalise these companies into one UK entity named Graitec Ltd.

Combining these three companies will enable us to bring resource and the brands together to provide outstanding customer service to all of our clients across the AEC and MFG**** space under one umbrella with the Autodesk Platinum Status. Graitec intends to leverage this successful experience and build on its customer confidence to accelerate BIM adoption and MFG expertise across the UK from 5 sites, with Southampton as the Head Office, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Bradford and Durham.

As a leading specialist in Structural Engineering and BIM technology, Graitec has already started developing complementary productivity tools and add-ons for Autodesk Revit™ to bridge the gap between design and detailing. Autodesk Advance Steel™ and Autodesk Advance Concrete™ will continue under our Autodesk ISV contract. Many productivity tools for Autodesk Inventor™ and Autodesk Vault™ are already available.

Steve Houlder, Graitec Ltd Managing Director adds: "This strategy of Graitec to become one brand and one company servicing the needs of all our clients across AEC & MFG business sectors will allow us to offer best in class service from multiple locations across the U.K. As an Autodesk Platinum partner with multiple accreditations and an Autodesk authorized training centre we feel we can support all of our customers' requirements". It is the culmination of a lot of hard work and we would like to thank all of our customers who have made this possible.

As part of the coming together of 3 brands:
- Adris -
- MicroCAD -
- Graitec UK –

The new website will be All telephone numbers and fax numbers remain the same.

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a global organization that develops, distributes, supports and customizes a suite of high performance BIM Solutions for the AEC* industry. GRAITEC's extensive range of established software combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM* suites allows customers to address the most demanding projects and to maximize their productivity, efficiency and performance. We hold Autodesk Platinum status in 7 European countries.
With more than 330 employees, Graitec operates in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific through 11 countries and 25 offices. Graitec products are used by more than 40,000 construction professionals worldwide.
For more information, please visit

* BIM - Building Information Modeling -
** CAD – Computed Aided Design
*** AEC - Architecture Engineering Construction
**** MFG - Manufacturing

For further information, please contact:

Graitec Ltd
Steve Houlder – Managing Director
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Issued: 02/06/2014

Adris Continues Expansion and Growth in the UK with the Acquisition of MicroCAD

Bièvres, France, May 30th 2014 - GRAITEC, a major software developer and reseller for CAD and structural design solutions for civil engineering and manufacturing has acquired (through its UK Subsidiary Adris Ltd.) MicroCAD, a well-established Autodesk CAD Solutions provider.

Adris Ltd, already a highly respected Autodesk Platinum reseller in the UK supplying design software and services continues to grow its UK base, and through this acquisition aims to perpetuate growth by providing sales, support & consulting services across the whole of the UK via five strategic locations ideally placed to offer the best possible service to its customers nationwide.

MicroCAD Ltd is a full service provider for Autodesk products for the Architectural, Construction Engineering and Mechanical industry markets. With nearly 30 years’ experience, MicroCAD has the in depth knowledge to develop tailored solutions and then supply, install, support and provide training and consultancy services to help its customers achieve maximum results.
As a growing company MicroCAD is already an Autodesk Gold reseller and from this acquisition all of MicroCAD’s customers will benefit from coming under the Adris umbrella of being a Platinum Autodesk reseller offering the very best service and support globally.

Francis Guillemard, CEO and founder of GRAITEC commented "The acquisition of MicroCAD will enable Adris to offer a complete, high-end design and CAD solution to its customers across the UK market from four additional UK locations, as well being able to rely on the expertise of Adris Ltd in the construction engineering markets and its successful customer-oriented approach”.

Steve Houlder, Managing Director of Adris Ltd, stated “The synergies between the two companies will ensure no matter where the customers location they will never be far away from our five strategic locations, and the high level of customer service will allow for continuity of service. By adding MicroCAD, it affirms our position in the UK as one of the foremost providers of Autodesk software and consultancy. We look forward to welcoming all customers and staff into the fold”.

Neil Wright – Sales Director of MicroCAD comments “This is great news for all MicroCAD existing staff and customers. The joining of two of the top UK resellers together will provide an even higher level of service and expertise supporting customers large and small across the whole of the United Kingdom”.

The combined company will have a turnover in excess of £17M with over 70 staff supporting 1000’s of customers across the UK. The companies will continue to trade under their respective brands until the full integration is complete.

For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 023 8086 8947 or visit our website at .

Adris Ltd work with sister company AB Studio to expand the importance BIM implementation.
Recently, Adris BIM evangelist Keith Deaney was invited to join our sister company, AB Studio, to showcase the methodologies adopted by the UK with regards to BIM implementation.


He has been travelling around several cities in the Czech Republic with AB Studio for their three day BIM 2015 Alive event.

With some of largest Architects, Engineering companies and Contractors present, Adris Ltd and Skanska CZ have been highlighting the importance of project collaboration to ease workflows, reduce project costs and timescales.
This has allowed us to lead the way in the encouragement of BIM and demonstrate the importance we place on BIM when it comes to global collaboration.


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