Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Are you using an old AutoCAD version? Soon you can’t!

Previous version support change describes this change for not only AutoCAD but all Autodesk products. .

“Starting August 31, 2019, Autodesk will start enforcing its technical support lifecycle policy for all current versions of Autodesk software and previous versions (typically three versions back), listed on the subscription and maintenance plan eligibility lists.”

March 2021, product activation aligns with the Lifecycle policy so if you by then have AutoCAD 2018 and older you might find that you can use it as you no longer can activate it.

Autodesk have a dedicated forum now.


  1. Thanks for the update. That's not great news :-/

  2. Yet another reason to evaluate BricsCAD

  3. So after march 2021 I can use only installations (of 2018) which are already activated?

  4. Peter, if you need to reactivate AutoCAD 2018 after March 2021 you can't.

  5. Autodesk have a dedicated forum now. See link in the post.


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