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This promotion offers a 20% discount on the purchase of new commercial 1-year subscriptions for AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD LT for Mac, Revit LT Suite and AutoCAD, or a 20% discount on the purchase of new commercial 3-year subscriptions for these products made from 21/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 on Autodesk EMEA e-stores (www.autodesk.be/nl, www.autodesk.be/fr, www.autodesk.cz, www.autodesk.dk, www.autodesk.hu, www.autodesk.nl, www.autodesk.no, www.autodesk.pl, www.autodesk.fi, www.autodesk.se, www.autodesk.co.uk, www.autodesk.eu, www.autodesk.de, www.autodesk.fr, www.autodesk.it, www.autodesk.es, www.autodesk.pt, www.autodesk.ch/de, www.autodesk.ch/fr, www.autodesk.ch/it, www.autodesk.ru, www.autodesk.com.tr).

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Customers can save 20% on the Autodesk Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for industry collections or most individual products when they purchase eligible 1-year or 3-year term subscriptions with single- or multi-user access and trade in qualifying serial numbers and all associated seats of release year 2014-through 2019 perpetual licenses not on an active maintenance plan. A valid, eligible serial number for each corresponding perpetual license traded in must be submitted for this promotion. Qualifying LT family products can be traded in for any eligible one- or three-year term subscriptions to Autodesk software, including industry collections with single-user access. The customer agrees to discontinue use of these traded-in perpetual licenses. Offer available beginning May 7 2019 in the United States and Canada, and may not be combined with other promotions. Educational licenses including new, upgrades and migrations, and education-to-commercial transfers do not qualify. Full product lists, details and restrictions visit www.autodesk.co.uk/campaigns/global-promotion/terms-and-conditions.


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3D visualisation is the process of creating graphics and rendering designs using 3D software. Many industries benefit from 3D visualisation ranging from architecture, film and games, to engineering and manufacturing. A number of products and visions are created in 3D visualisation prior to execution, saving both time and costs for producers, manufacturers and customers.

Where is 3D visualisation used?

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    3D visualisation improves the manufacturing process by keeping up with design changes and evolving ideas. Engineers and production teams work together to customise and realise concepts at any scale and iterate faster on designs.

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    Media and entertainment

    3D visualisation provides that ability to create robust characters in games, stunning designs for scenes and engaging experiences with effects in film/TV. Artists can create realistic and imaginary visualisations for a variety of digital media.

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How is 3D visualisation used?

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