Autodesk Flex: A New Way to Purchase Your Autodesk Licences

Autodesk recently announced changes to the way you can purchase licences for certain products, to evolve with customer’s ever-changing business needs.

Autodesk Flex: A New Way to Purchase Your Autodesk Licences

What is Autodesk Flex?

Autodesk Flex enables customers to pay for their licences on a pay as you go basis. Designed to provide flexibility for users who only need occasional access to Autodesk software, Autodesk Flex allows you to pay a daily rate for your software use, as opposed to purchasing a longer-term subscription.

How does Autodesk Flex work?

The new pay as you go model introduced by Autodesk works by purchasing a pre-defined number of tokens for your occasional users. Whether you are starting a new project or are hiring a temporary staff member, Autodesk Flex Tokens are flexible to meet a variety of business needs. Each product has a different daily token amount.

With Autodesk Flex, you’ll only be charged a daily rate once every 24 hours when a user opens a product. Once the product is closed, the token charges will stop.

To get started, all you need to do is purchase the relevant amount of Autodesk Flex tokens, assign users, and open your selected product which will automatically use up your purchased tokens. You can then track your token usage & spend.

Benefits of Autodesk Flex


Save money by only paying for what you use

Save time by alleviating the need to adding/removing users for different products mid-project

Enables you to work smarter by allowing you to use specialised tools for different stages in the design process

Advance Steel
AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Electrical
AutoCAD for Mac
AutoCAD Map 3D
AutoCAD Mechanical
AutoCAD Plant 3D
AutoCAD Raster Design
Civil 3D
Fabrication CADmep
• FeatureCAM Ultimate
• Flame
• FormIt Pro
Fusion 360
• HSMWorks Ultimate
Inventor CAM Ultimate
Inventor Nastran
• MotionBuilder
• Mudbox
Navisworks Manage
Netfabb Ultimate
• PowerInspect Ultimate
• PowerMill Ultimate
• PowerShape Ultimate
ReCap Pro
Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Structural Bridge Design
Vault Professional
Vehicle Tracking
3ds Max

Should I consider Autodesk Flex?

Whilst the licencing model proposed by Autodesk Flex may provide greater flexibility than the Autodesk subscription model, it’s important to look at how often your users & occasional users are using their Autodesk products.

For instance, if you have users that are accessing their Autodesk software for 7 days or less per month, Autodesk Flex would be a cost-effective option for them. However, if your users are using their Autodesk products more frequently than this eg x2 days a week or more, then it is more cost effective to keep them on a single-user subscription licencing model.

How can I track my Autodesk product usage?

If you would like to look into purchasing your Autodesk licences via Autodesk Flex but are unsure of how many tokens you would need or how often your products are used, Symetri are here to help. We can monitor, manage and analyse the usage and needs of your company’s Autodesk software licences, to help you determine the best licencing options for your frequent & occasional users.

For more information on Autodesk Flex or how to determine the best licencing options for your business, please get in touch with us.

Alternatively, visit our website to learn more about licence usage monitoring software CQFlexMon

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