Autodesk is phasing out perpetual licenses of their software. Most individual products will only be available on subscription from 1 Feb 2016. This will be a term based contract with quarterly, annual and multi-year options.

Autodesk Design Suites will still be available on the purchase option until 22 July 2016.
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Prokon Build's Newsletter

There is something for everyone whether you are a user, manager or business owner.

1_Promotions       PROMOTIONS:


Customers can subscribe and save up to 25%* when trading in qualifying perpetual licenses for subscriptions to the latest Autodesk industry collections or most individual products.

–AutoCAD®, AutoCAD LT®, Civil 3D®, Revit®, Inventor®, 3ds Max® and more!

With your new subscription, you also receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the latest releases AND previous versions of your software
  • The convenience of using your software at home or when you travel
  • Flexibility to choose between single- and multi-user licensing options

This special offer applies to industry collections or most individual products.

Limited-time offer ends April 20, 2018



Prokon Events

We are planning to host a number of events throughout 2018.

For more information, please follow the link below.

More Information

3_Training      TRAINING:

Moving to eBooks for training manuals:

Prokon will supply eBooks as training manuals for all delegates attending the following Autodesk courses:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Revit Structure
  • Autodesk Revit MEP
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture

The delegate, however, has an option to ask for a printed manual. This will be charged at an additional cost of R1000 excluding VAT.

All the Prokon courses, as well as Autodesk Advance Steel and AutoCAD Civil 3D delegates, will be supplied with a printed manual for now until ebooks are available, at no extra cost.


The Autodesk Revit Essentials Training Course consists of the following:

  • DAY 1 & 2: Basic Revit Training (Structural, Architectural & MEP users)
    DAY 3: On the 3rd day we offer either a full Structural Day or a full Architectural Day.  The choice is up to the trainee.OR
  • DAY 4: 1 x Full day on the HVAC part of Revit MEP for the Revit MEP users.
    DAY 5: 1 x Full day on the Electrical & Plumbing part of Revit MEP for the Revit MEP users.
  • Autodesk Revit Structure (3 days) = R 6050
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture (3 days) = R 6050
  • Autodesk Revit MEP (3 or 4 days) = R 6050


Training Course:

26-28 March 2018 AutoCAD® Essentials – Swakopmund BOOK NOW >
4-6 April 2018 AutoCAD® Essentials – Windhoek BOOK NOW >

Why book your Autodesk Training through Prokon Software Consultants? Watch the video here >


Two new BIM Training Courses! We do not have any scheduled dates as yet. We can offer this training at our office in Pretoria or on-site. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in attending these training courses.


This module is aimed at providing managers and principles with a high-level explanation, in laymen’s terms, of the terminology and principles of BIM and how it may affect them and their business.
Virtual Project is an intensive 3-day course designed to allow participants to experience BIM in a real time collaborative environment and to explore the Level 2 BIM project process with none of the risks or costs that arise on a real project.

Course overviews

Course overviews

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4_Technical      TECHNICAL:


Featured Autodesk Video:

Autodesk BIM 360 Team – Share Public Link Watch the video here >

Autodesk Civil 3D – Importing and Overriding Settings and Styles Watch the video here >

Autodesk Revit – Setting Coordinates Watch the video here >

Autodesk BIM 360 Field – Introduction to iPad Sync Watch the video here >


Featured Prokon Video:

Prokon Sumo – Modelling Basics Part 1 Watch the video here >

Prokon Sumo – Modelling Basics Part 2 Watch the video here >

Prokon Sumo – Working With Levels Watch the video here >

Probar 2D (Autopadds) – Schedules Batch Printing Watch the video here >


Prokon is very proud to announce

We’re officially expanding into East Africa. We had a very successful launch in Kenya, Nairobi on the 7th of March 2018.


For all the latest revisions and updates, please see the Prokon Digest.

Prokon Digest
Prokon Digest

Autodesk OTx 2018

One of the most important and biggest events of Autodesk in Europe – the One Team Extension.

For three days more than 2000 employees and channel partners focus in workshops where keynote speakers from around the world get together to discuss new trends and teamworking necessities in order to reach even better results in the future.

Prokon will be attending this event from 18-20 April 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Name Change

Prokon’s Autopadds software program is getting a new name.

Autopadds is an extension, created by Prokon, for Autodesk AutoCAD® that turns it into a full-featured reinforced concrete detailing system.

Prokon Autopadds will now be known as Probar 2D. Everything will stay exactly the same, only the name will change to Probar 2D.

What is Prokon Maintenance?


  • This includes updates and support for your purchased software.
  • Maintenance would be included for the first year.
  • Your purchased software can be maintained by paying a fee of 15% of the prevailing purchase price before your current maintenance period expires.

Casual Updates:

  • Should you have purchased Prokon software or even maintained your software in the past, but you failed to pay the update fee before your free maintenance year lapsed, you can still update your software.
  • This is called a casual update and is charged at 25% of the prevailing purchase price per annum or part thereof, calculated from the latter of the date of purchase or date of last update payment.


(The below prices is only for example purposes):

Purchase Date: 1 June 2017 Cost R 25 000 with a Maintenance Contract.

  • Maintenance Agreement Cost: 15%
  • Renewal Date: 1 June 2018 Cost R 3 750
  • Renewal Date: 1 June 2019 Cost R 3 750

Benefits of Maintenance:

  1. Free software upgrades
  2. Free technical software support
  3. Much more cost effective

Prokon – DID YOU KNOW? 

Probar 2D (previously known as Autopadds) has an intelligent rebar object that automatically updates the bending schedule to reflect changes to the object.


  1. You will only pay the difference between Frame Analysis and Sumo.
  2. After the getting your Sumo license you will still have full access to Frame Analysis.

You will receive 2 months of free access to all Prokon Software Modules.

Prokon Software Consultants has a division called Prokon build. Prokon Build is an Autodesk Gold Partner that supply, train and support Autodesk Software in South Africa and Namibia.


  1. You would need 5 or more delegates to attend the course.
  2. The delegates will have to work on their own hardware.
  3. The latest version of software must be loaded.
  4. Your company must cover travel and accommodation for the trainer.
  5. Your company must cover lunch for the trainer.


Autodesk Price Increase:


1.Increase in Subscriptions

2.Increase in Multiyear subscription on Industry Collections

3.Discontinuation of Quarterly Subscriptions


1. Subscription Prices Increasing by Approximately 2.5%

Due to updates Autodesk has made recently to help customers be more productive using our software – including new features, updates to industry collections, enhanced technical support, simplified administration tools, and more.

Autodesk will adjust prices in order to deliver improvements like these to customers. From March 22, they are increasing prices by approximately 2.5% for most subscriptions.

This change will affect existing customers who subscribe to most* products. They will renew at an approximately 2.5% higher price.

This change will NOT affect:

  • Customers on a maintenance plan will follow the previously announced price change schedule for the next 2 years. This change will take place around May 2018.
  • Customers who switched from maintenance to subscription or want to switch will follow the previously announced price change schedule for the next 2 years.


2. Industry Collections with Multi-User Access Prices Increasing by Approximately 8%

Since introducing industry collections in 2016, new products and workflows have been integrated into the collections. This brings processes for design and make/build full circle, and better addresses customers’ business needs.

From March 22, Autodesk is increasing the price for industry collections with multi-user access by approximately 11%. Autodesk are adjusting prices to reflect the value and flexibility that sharing the new industry collections’ products and features provides subscribers with multi-user access.

This change will affect existing customers who subscribe to an industry collection with multi-user access. They will renew at approximately 8% higher price.

This change will NOT affect customers who switched from maintenance to subscription for an industry collection with multi-user access or want to switch. These prices will follow the previously announced price change schedule for the next 2 years.


3. Subscriptions with Quarterly Term Lengths No Longer Available for Sale

From March 22 2018, Autodesk will stop selling subscriptions with quarterly term lengths worldwide.

Existing customers can continue to renew subscriptions with quarterly term lengths.


New Autodesk BIM Products available in SA:

Manage construction project documents.

Help improve quality, safety and profitability.

Build more reliable work plans through cloud and mobile collaboration.