Starting 2016, Autodesk ceased the sale of perpetual licenses in favor of a subscription model that currently has three pricing tiers: monthly, yearly, and every 3 years. In this pricing explained article, we have delved into the prices of AutoCAD 2024 as well as the cheaper AutoCAD LT version. We have explored Autodesk financing, Flex tokens, and possible discounts. That said, you can also venture outside of the Autodesk ecosystem if you are open to try AutoCAD alternatives.

When you buy with Autodesk, you can choose a plan and subscription term that best meets your needs. The Flex offering lets you pay as you go, while financing options provide additional payment choices for qualified businesses. Manage your subscription in Autodesk Account and learn about additional savings when you renew.

Subscription Plan

For Individuals and Smaller Teams

You can see the cost of an AutoCAD 2024 subscription direct from Autodesk in the table below.

Subscription LengthPrice
1 Year $1,975.00
3 Years $5,925.00
AutoCAD 2024 Subscription Plan

As the table shows, paying for a longer period naturally means a greater upfront cost. Here’s what the per month costs look like when compared side by side.

Subscription LengthTotal costMonthly costMonthly savingSaving (%)Total saving ($)
1 year$1,975.00$164.58$80.4233%$965.00
3 years$5,925.00$164.58$80.4233%$2,895.00
AutoCAD 2024 Longer Subscription Saving

For Medium And Large Teams

Please Contact with AutoDesk to get quote for multiple user license.

For extra-large Teams

Please Contact with AutoDesk to get quote.

Online Payment Methods

AutoDesk accepts the following payment methods:

  • Credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club
  • ACH/direct debit: Money transfer from your bank account
  • PayPal: Credit or debit transactions, or use PayPal Credit 
  • Financing: Monthly payment options through AutoDesk financing partner, LiftForward

How to Pay with Flex

Autodesk Flex is the perfect solution for occasional use and special projects. Purchase Flex tokens to access eligible products for a 24-hour period and explore new design products without committing to a long-term contract.

To use AutoCAD for a day, you must expend seven tokens. (Different programs expend different tokens)

Product or serviceTokensEstimated cost per day

The price of one token varies depending on the number of tokens you wish to purchase. At a minimum, Autodesk allows you to purchase 100 tokens at $3 per token. Therefore, the lowest amount you can spend to purchase Autodesk Flex tokens in bulk is $300.

Here’s a breakdown of the available Autodesk Flex options. 

No. of tokensPrice per tokenTotal cost

How to Find Discount of AutoCAD?

Find the best deals and special offers on Autodesk products or discover the built-in value of Autodesk industry collections. You can also sign up to get notified about all available deals and promotions.

Save over $2,000 when you purchase a bundle of three, 3-year subscriptions of AutoCAD

The Autodesk AutoCAD bundle promotion offers a 15% discount off the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for purchases of three new 1-year or 3-year subscriptions to AutoCAD, purchased as a bundle, excluding taxes. Products available through the Autodesk Store under this promotion include bundles of three AutoCAD 1-year or 3-year subscriptions.


Purchase in increments of three to get a 15% discount on all your new AutoCAD subscriptions. Just use the promo codes below at checkout.

1-year code: 1yrACAD3pack

3-year code: 3yrACAD3pack

How to Get Refund?

Try your Autodesk software risk free—if you’re not satisfied, you can refund your subscription. If you purchased directly with Autodesk, you may return your monthly subscription within 15 days or your 1- or 3-year subscription within 30 days. If you purchased with an Autodesk Partner, contact them directly for information about return policies.

How to Buy AutoCAD?

Purchase Online Directly

Buy your subscription on AutoDesk secure purchasing platform and take advantage of special discounts, self-service control of the subscriptions, and term options to meet every business need–including Flex and a special monthly term offered only to direct buyers. Financing is available for qualified buyers.

Contact with Autodesk Sales

Contact with AutoDesk team to find the right mix of products, plans, and payment options to meet your needs. You get the same benefits as purchasing online coupled with expert, personalized advice and access to the Premium and Enterprise plans. Financing is available for qualified buyers.

Buy from Local Resellers

Contact an authorized Autodesk Partner to customize your subscription strategy. The local Partners can offer options to address your unique business and industry needs, hardware and software that complements Autodesk technology, and training and support plans to solve your challenges.

How to Renewal AutoCAD?

Renew online

In Autodesk Account, go to Billings and Orders > Subscriptions and Contracts, select a product, and do one of the following:

  • For subscriptions on auto-renew: To ensure your renewal is successful, make sure your recurring payment method is valid and auto-renew is on.
  • For subscriptions that must be manually renewed: Click the Renew button in your renewal reminder email or navigate to the Subscriptions and Contracts section in Account. If online renewal is available, the option will display beginning 90 days before expiration.

Renew with a Partner

If the auto-renew or manual renew options are not available in Autodesk Account, renew with your Autodesk Partner or contact AutoDesk for assistance.

  • To renew with your Partner, find their contact information in the Subscriptions and Contracts section of your account.
  • For help with renewing, please fill out AutoDesk contact form and a specialist will reach out to you.

AutoCAD Alternatives

There are other options on the market when it comes to 2D CAD software. One such package is AutoCAD LT, a ‘lite’ version of AutoCAD with more limited functionality, but priced at just $60.00 monthly, $485.00 per year, or $1,455.00 payable every 3 years. And we also offer DWGSee CAD, lightweight 2D CAD software that is perfectly compatible with AutoCAD, it is life time license, only need $198.00 USD.

AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT vs DWGSee CAD

Price Comparison: AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT vs DWGSee CAD
MonthlyYearlyEvery 3 Years
AutoCAD$245.00 $1,975.00 $5,925.00 
AutoCAD LT$60.00 $490.00 $1,470.00 
DWGSee CAD$198.00 $198.00 $198.00 

How to Get AutoCAD for Free?

If you are a student, educator, or an IT or lab administrator for an educational institution, enjoy free access to Autodesk products through the Education plan. Confirm your eligibility through the Autodesk Education Community and download software for your own use, or to assign to students.

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