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ZWCAD Will Continue to Provide Perpetual License

By Business Wire News   


Recently some CAD company announced that it will gradually transform all new software purchase options exclusively to Desktop Subscription. New perpetual licenses for individual software products will not be offered for purchase after Jan 31, 2016. Against this background, ZWCAD here reassures that it will continue to provide perpetual license and alerts users of the drawbacks of subscription.

Subscription causes additional cost over time.

The lower upfront cost doesn’t mean Subscription could ease cost burden, especially when most companies in need of CAD programs have long-term needs. To get a concrete idea about the price difference between ZWCAD+ and one mainstream CAD, you can refer to the link.

Subscription removes your asset.

Software is an asset to a business. Changing the licensing model is removing that asset. Once you stop paying, you lose the ownership of the product and effectively have nothing. Obviously, the new licensing model is clearly designed to drive a consistent and dependant revenue stream by some CAD company. It gives them the power to raise the prices even higher and users will have to pay it or lose access to their software.

The advent of Subscription, to some degree, eliminates your choice of perpetual license, but also, to some degree, gives you a chance to switch to other CAD program. Because, there are some other great CAD software providers like ZWCAD Design that will continue to provide perpetual license. Besides, ZWCAD+ is not only a cost-effective program but also can fulfill almost all of the design needs, which makes it a great alternative.

About ZWCAD Design

ZWCAD Design Co., Ltd. is an international CAD software provider through its network of over 300 partners in 80+ countries and regions. Its product ZWCAD+ is used by CAD designers across the AEC and MCAD industries.

ZWCAD Design
Barry Shen, +86-20-38289780


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