Subscription FAQs


Vectorworks Subscriptions

As a result of the announcement by Vectorworks of their move to subscription licensing from 1st January 2023, you may have questions.

Here are some answers to the frequently asked questions about what happens when these changes are implemented.

Absolutely not. Your perpetual license will continue to remain yours (and will continue to work after January 1, 2023) as long as your operating system supports that version. We also highly recommend that you maintain a Service Select membership which can provide you with additional benefits including keeping your perpetual license up to date. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.

All subscription products are the same products that you would use with a perpetual license. In the future however Vectorworks plan on enhancing their services and benefits for subscribers, offering more value for your money. 

From September all the benefits of Vectorworks Service Select including cloud storage, additional libraries and training will be available to all subscribers.

If you currently own a perpetual license but would like to switch to a subscription license (starting January 1, 2023) we will be able to provide a transition option. This allows you to convert your perpetual license to an annual subscription. We believe that this will be at a preferential cost for perpetual license owners.

Subscription licenses are the new alternative to perpetual licensing. This means that there is no conversion or credit provided when switching. 

If you wish to make the switch now to take advantage of the option to buy perpetual licenses, you can do so by cancelling your monthly subscription and then purchasing a perpetual license. You need to make this switch by 30th December 2022 as after that date, subscription will be your only option for new licenses.

Pricing for Vectorworks subscription licenses remains the same, providing a more affordable options for designers. If you have already invested in a perpetual license and you are concerned about the annual cost of subscription in order to keep up with the latest version, by adding a Service Select membership to your current license you will have all these benefits but at a lower price than an annual subscription. 

We expect to see the prices for perpetual licenses and new Vectorworks Service Select to increase when Vectorworks 2023 is released in September. Therefore, we highly recommend investing in upgrading existing licenses, adding Vectorworks Service Select or buying new perpetual seats of Vectorworks during our current promotion.

From now until mid-September, Cadventure are offering 25% off new licenses, upgrades, and add-ons with free Vectorworks Select saving you almost 40% on list price as long as you complete your purchase by 13th September 2022.

Click here see our promotional pricing with an option to buy online

Subscriptions can be purchased on a monthly or annual basis, allowing you to choose what option will best suit you. For example, if you are a designer and use the software infrequently, a monthly subscription will allow you to start and stop as needed.  

This means that a lower investment is needed to begin your journey with Vectorworks. You can also increase or decrease the number of seats you pay for in line with the needs of your business.

When you compare the cost of subscriptions over three years, an annual subscription will cost you less than a perpetual license and Vectorworks Service Select at list price.

Still have questions?

Please give us a call or book a meeting with us so we can discuss your circumstances and your licensing needs and help you decide what is best for you.