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    we have always upgraded every 3 years, our last upgrade was in 2007 when we moved to AutoCAD2008. Now here we are looking to upgrade to AutoCAD 2011.

    for 5 licenses (2 civil3D and 3 architecture) we paid a little over $8,000. now to do the same upgrade it would cost about double that UNLESS we get on a subscription which costs about $4,000 a year.
    This is all according to our sales rep.

    So it would be 8k(upgrade) plus the 4k(subscription) = $12,000 then an aditional 4k every year to stay on the subscription.

    so not including this upgrade cost it would be 12,000 every 3 years instead of 8,000 that we had paid in the past.

    can people confirm this? I feel like im getting taken for a ride here. our cost just went up 4 GRAND. how can autodesk get away with this.

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