Autodesk has just announced that through the end of July that AutoCAD 2000i users can upgrade to Au2005 at a reduced price. If you are still using AutoCAD 2000i and have not upgraded yet to AutoCAD 2005 now might be the time to do so.
Autodesk recently announced they will no longer sell upgrades or crossgrades from the following software releases after January 15, 2005:
AutoCAD LT® 2000i
Autodesk® CAD Overlay® 2000i
Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2i and 3
Autodesk® Civil Design 2i
Autodesk® Land Desktop 2i
Autodesk® Survey 2i
Autodesk Map® 2000i and 4.5
Autodesk® Mechanical Desktop® 5 and Power Pack 5
AutoCAD® Mechanical Desktop® 2000i and Power Pack 2000i
Autodesk Inventor® Series 6
Also, if you are using AutoCAD R14, 2000 or another retird Autodesk product you might be eligible for the Legacy Upgrade program.
Save up to 30% on the newest version of AutoCAD.
If you are still using AutoCAD® Release 14, AutoCAD 2000, or another retired Autodesk® product, now is the time to make your move. Because for a limited time, you can save up to 30% on all replacement seats purchased with subscription!
See how much more productive you’ll be with the newest Autodesk products .
With the productivity-boosting tools in AutoCAD 2005 and the latest manufacturing products, you can eliminate tedious, repetitive tasks, and create, open, and revise drawings in a fraction of the time it takes now.
Compatibility with more than 6 million Autodesk users worldwide.
With AutoCAD 2005 and the latest manufacturing products, your drawings will be compatible with other Autodesk software users. And the built-in Autodesk® Batch Drawing Converter makes it easy to migrate all your old drawings.
See your local Autodesk reseller for more information.
For more information on AutoCAD 2005 go to the Autodesk.com web site. I have added some helpful links below.
AutoCAD Main Page
Compare AutoCAD 2005 to previous releases
What's New in AutoCAD 2005 (Overview)