Need a quick design and don’t want to spend more money than needed on software you don’t regularly use? CAD Design Software products are available for rental, subscriptions and purchase (perpetual ownership).

We have sales and pricing options to meet a variety of usage scenarios across the industry. Finding a way to use our advanced tools in a manner that meets both your budget as well as your usage has never been simpler!

As a BONUS Feature, our Rental plans include a Full support plan. This gives the user the ability to call, send email questions, ask about the usage of our commands and basic guidance to achieve your desired goal.  

Suggested Use | Instances | Requirements | Ownership Terms | License Types

Suggested Usage 


Reasons and Instances 

For companies/users that have only the occasional need for conversion software or simple edits to a customer design, CDS has an inexpensive solution that meets this need by way of short term rentals.

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  • For instance, in the case of a fabrication house that receives Gerber files from customers and needs to convert these to DXF / DWG (and/or convert to Gerber) only once a week, would choose our 48 hour rental. If the needs are to run multiple conversion over a few weeks, then the 30 day subscription with Auto-Renewal. would be a recommend choice.

  • In the case where design layouts are done only once a year or maybe just two different layouts a year or if the same design needs modifications, the 30 day rental might be the best option and then switch to the 48 hour rental for further edits when required.

  • In a case where a design needs to be sent to a simulation tool, such designs are first made intelligent in EPD and then the export file can be created, requiring possibly a 48 hour rental.

  • If the simulation software is on the same computer, the process is much faster so the results can be checked first and modified in EPD and then resent for the reanalysis. A 60 day rental might work out best in this case, given the time needed to familiarize oneself with the EPD process and formulate the appropriate procedures needed. Then future rentals can be for shorter intervals such as 30 days or even 2-days (48 hrs.) if only a few edits need be made.


Requirements 

CAD Design Software's Products run inside the AutoCAD® and BricsCAD®
software environments, on Windows® PC Platforms.


Ownership Options / Terms

For companies that have only the occasional need for conversion software or simple edits to a customer design, CDS has an inexpensive solution that meets this need by way of short term rentals.

  • SHORT TERM

    • 2 day (48hrs)

    • Includes Full Support

    • Includes access to new updates when posted

  • MONTHLY

    • 30 day incremental blocks with *Auto-Renewal.

    • Includes Full Support

    • Includes Access to new updates posted

  • PERPETUAL / ANNUAL

    • Perpetual / Annual license ownership with *Auto-Renewal.

    • Includes Full Support

    • Includes Free software Releases / Upgrades

    • Includes Access to new updates posted

*Auto-Renewal – CDS will keep your credit card on file and automatically charge the amount due 2 days prior. This will ensure a new license is generated and sent, the funds are verified and allows for time to cancel the transaction if rental is not needed. Each 30 day will expire at midnight on the last day. If the monthly rental is requested to be canceled, then the credit card will not be charged and the license will expire at midnight on the day noted to expire. 


License Types 

  • Unit: Software is installed on one (1) computer terminal using the USERID serial number that is generated when installed.

  • Network: Software may be installed on multiple computers that access a central server computer hosting the License.

  • Dongle: A USB dongle key may be purchased and a soft-lock license will be bound to its serial. Software may be installed on multiple computers.