GeoTools – CADPower Licensing Policy

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We are an authorised reseller for GeoTools and CADPower in the United Kingdom. The software company DesignSense are making a significant change to their GeoTools-CADPower software licensing policy. We wanted to bring this to your attention and make you aware of some upcoming promotions.

What is Changing?

We can do no better that quote DesignSense themselves:

In line with the prevailing industry standard and an overwhelming request from users to be able to use the software at a lower initial cost, we are moving away from perpetual licenses to subscription (rental) licenses.

The move to subscription licensing will enable companies to ramp up and ramp down CAD users with a great deal of flexibility.


DesignSense are aware that rental licenses are loved by some and hated by others. They understand the sensitivities of both camps. Therefore, please feel free to discuss with us your concerns and we will be happy to find a way forward that will work for you.

Rental licenses will now be the headline offering for GeoTools and CADPower. However, perpetual licenses may also will be available on a case-by-case basis. DesignSense is open to flexibility. Talk to us about your requirements.

How much are the Rentals?

Starting October 1, 2020 you will be able to purchase a single user license for (valid for 12 months):

  • GeoTools V21: £120 (per year)
  • CADPower V21 : £112 (per year)

Multiple-seats licenses are available with tiered pricing. These will be published at a later date.


Upcoming Promotion!

There is a promotion period of 1 month – starting August 15, 2020, during which you can buy the license at just £80 (per year)

Renting for 2 Years or More

You can make additional savings by purchasing a rental for 2 or 3 years. This is because discounts will be applied as follows:

  • Two-year subscriptions can be purchased with a 25% discount.
  • Three-year subscriptions can be purchased with a 35% discount.

Customised Rentals Plans

Although our list prices show yearly rentals, we can make rental plans for periods that are less than a year as well. Please contact us to discuss!

Further Information

Existing Perpetual License Users

Existing V21 perpetual license users can continue to use their perpetual licenses, they will be given the option to migrate to rental licenses with billing starting April 2021, the scheduled date for V22 release.

Existing earlier-than-V21 Perpetual license Users

Existing earlier-than-V21 perpetual license users also can continue to use their perpetual licenses on the computers where they are currently running.

However, please note that there will be no technical support available for perpetual licenses older than V19, including for license transfer requests.

Obtaining a Perpetual License

If you wish to own a perpetual license still, now is the time, until October 1, 2020.

Buying a Rental Plan Now

If you want to buy the rental plan right away, you can do that now also @ the promotion price. Just contact us and it will be arranged!

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