ZW3D's pricing structure is quite simple and transparent. Unlike other expensive 3D CAD systems, there is no accumulated maintenance fee required when you upgrade the software.
- New license price = MSRP
This is the price you pay when you purchase a new license of the newest ZW3D version. Check the current MSRPs HERE.
- Maintenance = 25% of MSRP / per year
Maintenance can NOT be purchased alone. A user can only purchase maintenance when (1) purchasing a new license or upgrade (2) deciding to keep the software up-to-date when the current maintenance is still valid.
A user can choose a 1-yr, 2-yr, or 3-yr maintenance to purchase with, and within these years you can upgrade to the latest version for free (that's why it's called a maintenance; it maintains your software and keeps it up to date).
- Upgrading = 35% of MSRP / per time
If a user doesn’t buy the maintenance with a new license (say ZW3D 2021) then he will have to pay the upgrade fee if he decides to upgrade to any new version. The difference here between other 3D CAD vendors' pricing model is: when you upgrade, you don’t need to pay the accumulated maintenance fees within the lost year.So if you bought the ZW3D 2021 (without the maintenance), and you decide to upgrade to ZW3D 2022, you need to pay the 35% to upgrade. In the same scenario, if you decide to stay with ZW3D 2021, and after 7 years, you want to upgrade to ZW3D 2028 , you still only need to pay 35% of the new MSRP to upgrade. No maintenance hassle whatsoever.
When you upgrade (paying 35% of MSRP), this is the time you can consider buying extra maintenance fees (25%). If you think you’ll become a loyal user you might want to do this to save some money (10% per year) to upgrade in the near future.