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    Downloading previous versions of BDSP?

    As I have retired effective 1/1/19 I let my Autodesk BDSP subscription expire. In the meantime I've had a Windows update corrupt my Win10 installation and have had to reinstall the OS. Now I am trying to reinstall Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019 but the only version showing on my Autodesk Account page is 2019. Am I able to download previous versions and if so, from where?

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    You might need to contact Autodesk directly for that one.

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    You are stuck with 2019. Found out last week if you let your maintenance expire you only have access to the last version before you stopped paying the ransom, I mean maintenance.
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    Aside from making the downloads unavailable to you, im genuinely curious how they can (physically) do that: I mean, the licenses are on your FlexLM server, for the older versions. How exactly are they going to take them away?

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    Do the links Luke Johnson has posted in the past still work?

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    You can download old version via next post
    Last edited by mjajansen; June 11th, 2019 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Gordon Price post is a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Aside from making the downloads unavailable to you, im genuinely curious how they can (physically) do that: I mean, the licenses are on your FlexLM server, for the older versions. How exactly are they going to take them away?
    All it would take is for Revit to phone home and check for current subscription status based on license number. Could already be baked into Revit and just not being used yet, or added as an undocumented "feature" in an update. Either way, suddenly your FlexLM licenses are no good.

    That said, if the goal is just to download an older installer, you can do that via AVA too. Click Download Autodesk Products, choose either the new or the old experience, they both suck, then say you have a license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Do the links Luke Johnson has posted in the past still work?
    they're still available for download, which I've done, but I haven't had the time to actually try to install yet. My issue now is, given that R2017 and R2018 install correctly, is getting the serial numbers for them. I used to be able to get that info on my Adesk account page but it's gone now. My R2019 info is there and I have R2016 info as I had physical media for that one and wrote the info down. Didn't I pay for this information? I've paid for my Adesk subscription since 1990, never been late, paid whatever they wanted, and now a month after my subscription ends I'm f*****d

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