Free 30 day evaluation

To get your free 30 day trial of DesignBuilder v5

  • Download DesignBuilder v5 from our download area.
  • Install* the download - by double clicking on the downloaded file.
  • Run DesignBuilder and select the License Manager from the menus: Help > License
  • Click the Evaluate button and fill in the Evaluation details form. Take care to enter your correct email address as your evaluation code will be sent to this email address.
  • Check your email for the activation code.
  • In License Manager, click on the License button and select Activation Code. Fill in the details form and then copy and paste the activation code from your email into the Activation Code field.
  • DesignBuilder will fetch a set of module licenses valid for 30 days.

*Note you have to first uninstall any other version of DesignBuilder you already have on your computer - this is done from Control Panel > Programs and Features. If you have an existing v5 evaluation license, from the beta test period, you will need to clear that by clicking Reset in the License Manager before you will be able to request a new evaluation code. 

Trial FAQs

Is the evaluation software restricted in any way?

The evaluation licence does impose some restrictions which are listed on the Evaluation Licence Restrictions page.

Can I have support during the evaluation period

You can obtain support if you are having problems obtaining an evaluation code or installing DesignBuilder or if you experience other technical difficulties with the software. Unfortunately we can't offer support on how to use the product during the evaluation period. If you need support please create a ticket on our support desk explaining your problem in as much detail as possible - this will help us to help you as quickly as possible.

How can I learn more about how to use DesignBuilder?

The best place to start is with our free online tutorials and there is a comprehensive help system in the program.

Can I extend my evaluation period?

It is a good idea to try and download the software when you know you will have time to evaluate it.  However we are usually able to offer extended evaluation periods if you have a genuine reason for not being able to complete your evaluation in 30 days. So if you require more time for your evaluation please create a ticket on our support desk explaining why you need more time and how long you require