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AutoCAD Trade-in Offer

Island Computer Systems Ltd are an Authorised Bentley Channel Partner - able to provide the full range of Bentley infrastructure products including MicroStation and PowerDraft as well as the marine MAXSURF products:      Modeler
and Multiframe


Generous Temporary Offer:  

Trade-in your existing Autodesk perpetual license software such as AutoCAD on ANY Bentley perpetual license software such as MicroStation, PowerDraft, MAXSURF or MULTIFRAME.

Upgrade Your Autodesk Perpetual Licenses

If you currently own Autodesk perpetual licenses, you are aware that Autodesk stopped selling perpetual licenses and upgrades for individual applications after January 31, 2016. And, Autodesk will no longer offer perpetual licenses and upgrades for suites after July 31, 2016. A perpetual license is a valuable asset, but if it cannot be upgraded it loses much of its value.

Bentley has offered perpetual licenses and term license subscriptions for many years. Most of our user organizations leverage both licensing models. We believe that you, not us, should decide what works best for your organization.

Bentley will continue to offer perpetual licenses. You will not lose this choice with Bentley.

You Have a Choice

Protect the value of your at-risk investment by upgrading your Autodesk perpetual licenses to Bentley applications. Here’s how:

• Determine the applications you wish to exchange.

• Contact us so that we can determine your credit.

• Use your credit toward purchase of Bentley applications from us.

Bentley Perpetual Licenses

Bentley perpetual licenses are evergreen and always maintain their value under SELECT.

• Receive updates and comprehensive support.

• Use any version of any application.

• Annually exchange licenses for other applications.

With these advantages, you preserve the value of your software investment and ensure that you have exactly the right software to address your needs.

Exchange your Autodesk perpetual licenses and receive full credit toward the purchase of Bentley perpetual licenses.



On January 31st 2016, Autodesk discontinued the sale of individual perpetual licenses, effectively orphaning any previously purchased license of AutoCAD and any other Autodesk application. And on July 31st, Autodesk will discontinue the sale of perpetual licenses of Suites.

If you are the owner of any of these licenses, there is good news. You have a choice. You have a way to preserve the value of your investment.

The Bentley Commitment

Bentley has offered subscriptions for over two decades, long before subscriptions became mainstream and fashionable. While we recognize the value of subscriptions, we also believe users need and deserve flexibility. We believe you should choose the licensing model that works best for you and your organization.

Bentley will continue to offer perpetual licenses. You will not lose that choice with Bentley.

Your Opportunity

To preserve your investment in your perpetual license of Autodesk licenses, here is what you need to do:

Preserve the value of your investment. Avoid higher subscription costs to keep your software current. And, benefit from the many advancements from the CONNECT Editions.